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Replacing a battery on a C9 by Champion Womens watch

to change the battery in a champion watch:
(1) remove the back, (2) carefully peel loose the foam strip and set it aside (3) release the battery retaining bracket with a needle or awl and tweezers, (4) grasp the case with your thumb and forefinger so that your thumb is holding the works inside the case, (5) turn the watch over and the battery should fall out (6) put the new battery in the holder, (7) snap the retaining bracket back in place (8) replace the foam strip (9) replace the back 5b238361-61b1-4b0d-ab40-54fb346f5586.jpg

Dec 07, 2013 | Geneva Watch Group C9 by Champion Womens...

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Hoa do I replace my polar s610 battery, Polar themselves did this for me along with a full service round 2 years ago and I never used the watch since, took it out the cupboard today and it is telling me...

What is on the back of the watch do you see any small screws? If not you do you see indents going in a circle? If you see screws you need a very small screw driver and carefully remove screws be careful not to strip them. If you see indents going in a circle you need a special tool only available at a jewelry store or watch repair facility that will unscrew the back. If you dont see either one of these, then look around the edge of the watch for an indent and gently pry up with a pocketknife. I hope this helps let me know how you do!

Sep 30, 2011 | Polar F6 Wrist Watch

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I have a gametime watch and can't get the back off to change the battery. How do I do this?

Watch backs come off several ways, the most obvious would be screws you would see the screws be very careful not to strip them, the next way is screw off backs there would be even indentations all the way around back where the tool inserts to unscrew the back, if it is screw off you need to go to your local jeweler. The third way is just pop off, you need to make sure edges of watch around back lid are clean (you can do this with a tooth brush) and then look for a lifting spot a small indentation sometimes very hard to find! Use the blade of a pocket knife to gently pry it up it will make a popping sound when it comes off. good luck i hope this helps !!

Sep 19, 2011 | Watches

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I bought a watch and we can't get it to work. We think the battery needs to be changed.

If you take a look at the back of the watch, look for screws holding on the back plate. If there are screws (usually, if they are there there is one in each corner -- unscrew them. If there are no screws in the back of the watch, look VERY carefully at where the backing for the watch connects to the front piece of the watch. There should be a small indentation somewhere along the rim -- use a knife or a small screwdriver in that groove and pop the watch backing off.
Once you have the back of the watch off, you will see the battery right there. Sometimes they just pop out (held in by the watch back) ... sometimes there is a small piece of metal holding it in (in which case you should try to rotate the metal piece off the battery -- don't bend it).
Once the battery is out, take it to a store that sells watch batteries and match the battery type exactly (a lot of watch batteries look the same, but you need an exact match). Put the new battery in, cover it with the metal tab (if there was one) by rotating the tab back over the battery like you found it. Put the watch backing back on (and replace the screws if there were any).
Hopefully, that will kick start your watch for you, and you should be all set :-)

May 24, 2011 | Cars & Co Disney Pixar Cars Mcqueen Analog...

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My battery is running dead . Can I have it replaced ?

Yes, the battery for this watch can be replaced. Timex estimates that the battery should last 2-3 years, but that assumes an "average" use of the Indiglo backlight. If you never use the backlight or audible alarms, your batteries would have lasted longer; heavy use of both would have run the battery down more quickly.
If you want to replace the watch battery yourself, you'll need a very fine philips or flathead screwdriver, the new battery, and a bit of patience. It would also be helpful to have a pair of tweezers, but that's not absolutely necessary. If you carefully look on the back of your watch, Timex usually lists the battery type so that you can buy a replacement battery without first opening the watch. If you can't figure out what the numbers mean, take it to a jewelry counter at Target or Walmart, and they should be able to help you decipher it. I don't know which battery this specific watch takes, but many Timex watches use a #1620 or #2016 3v battery. Look for a number like that on your watch back.
To open up the back of the watch, open the strap so that you have good access to the back. If you have a steel band, you might need to slip out one of the adjustment pins to separate the band into halves. Yes, you might be able to take the back off without this step, but it makes it a lot easier.
Place the watch face down onto a soft surface. I like to use a dark towel, so that if I drop one one of the tiny screws you'll be dealing with in a minute, they won't bounce and you can easily find them again.
Use your screwdriver to loose the back of the watch, one screw at a time. I find it very helpful to loosen a screw, then use the tweezers to pick it up out of the hole. These guys are tough to grab with your fingers! Put the screw in a safe place, then carefully remove the back of the watch. A little black neoprene gasket may be stuck to the back or be floating around--don't lose that!
You should be able to see where the battery is kept. On most Timex watches, there's a metal shield covering the watch and completing the power circuit. Using your screwdriver, gently pry the tabs of this shield away from the watch movement, one tab at a time. Try very hard not to snap off any of the little plastic anchors. On a Casio watch I recently serviced, I had to remove the movement from the watch to get at these little tabs; I don't remember ever having to do that with a Timex.
Once the shield is loose or removed, the battery should slide right out. Replace the battery, and gently snap down the metal shield. Turn the watch over to check whether it's working again. If it's not, you may have to push a little "reset" pin on the watch movement to clear the registries. The back of the metal shield usually has instructions on where that little pin is located. If the watch is already working, you won't need to do this.
Closing up the watch is the reverse of what you did to get it open. Make sure the neoprene gasket is back in place--that's what's keeping sweat and water out of the watch--and carefully set the cover back in place. Tighten the screws in an "X" pattern--i.e., top left, then bottom right, then bottom left, then top right. I get all the screws loosely screwed in before tightening them down in earnest. This watch has a plastic case, so you want to tighten the screws snugly, but not over-tighten them so that they strip out the screw hole.

May 10, 2011 | Timex Ironman 30 Lap 53952 Wrist Watch

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I bought a DKNY watch for my girlfriend last Christmas and the battery finally died. I have taken it to 2 different jewelers to get a new battery in it and they have both told me that one of the screws...

Have you ried taking it back to the supplier? If it is still under warranty, then they should be willing to replace tha battery and if that is not possible they should replace it.

Dec 21, 2010 | DKNY 1009 Wrist Watch

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Is it worth trying to replace battery of my heart rate monitor

You certainly have had good service out of the battery. It is best left to a watch repairer to replace the battery.

Feb 10, 2010 | Polar F4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch

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How do you take the back of the watch off

First let me say that I do not recommend learning battery placement in a watch on this particular brand. A mis-step here could cost you hundreds of dollars on this high grade movement. Also, if the watch is water resistant, you most likely do not have the seals or pressure testing equipment to reseal the watch.
That said, if you want to proceed-
There are several different styles of back. Without knowing the model I am going to give you some general instructions.
For a pop off back you would use what we call a watch knife. This would allow you to ease up the back by gently wedging the knife straight into the separation between the back and the case. The area to begin inserting the knife is generally the upper right corner or the area marked by a slight raise (tab) in the back. Be sure to go straight in as widdling will cause damage to the case and back and possibly the seal. Only go in far enough to raise the lid and slowly work your way all the way around the lid. Be sure no to let the knife slip inside the watch case as this may cause damage to the coil or other vital parts of the watch movement.
For a back with screws use the correct size micro screw driver and remove the screws. Be careful not to strip the screws.
For a back that screws off you will need a watch wrench. Place the three prongs of the watch wrench into the slots along the back of the watch. Make sure that the prongs all face inward the same direction on the wrench so you do not slip and damage the back.

As I stated in the beginning. I recommend taking this time piece to a qualified watch maker/technician (not a jeweler) for service.

Sep 20, 2009 | Watches

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Polar CE0537

you need CR2032 lithium batteries. They can be found on amazon (pretty cheap). here Finally charging for our multi device world
click on the link and chose some (by price or vendor...) I hope this was helpful. cheers

Aug 20, 2009 | Polar A5 Wrist Watch

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I noticed condensation under my watch face. Now it shows info but any time I press a button it disappears for awhil--few minutes to few hrs. Does it need new battery oris it a goner?? The watch is part...

You need to open your watch and let the condinsation out. Does your watch have screws in the back? Alot of times when you have the battery changed (in plastic watches) it is hard to tighten down the back properly because many people strip the tap because the screw is metal and the casing is plastic. Either way open the watch, let it dry out for at least 45-1 hour ,and if you can find some silicon ( a heavy grease) put that around the inside back seal, and close as good as you can. If this is not a plastic watch please let me know so I can assist you further.

Aug 03, 2008 | Timex Watches

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