I have purchased a new battery for my timex watch. The back of the watch does not have screws. It probably is a pop off type. I do have a small flat screwdriver from my sewing machine. Is there a place to pry it off? Please advise. The back says Timex Stainless Steel Back Cr 1216 cell WP 30 M
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There are two batteries in the watch. One for the digital watch and the other for the analog watch. The battery for the analog side probably needs changing but when the back is opened, you might as well change both batteries.
This one is quite simple. Just remove the watch back with a watch case knife and flick out the old cell then carefully press in the new one (VERY carefully as the movement is made of plastic). fit the back exactly the way it came off (note the direction of the writing).
Very risky to do by yourself without the proper tools. If you don't want to spend the 6 to 12 dollars to have the battery changed by a professional you will likely need to remove the strap by disconnecting the pins and then screw off, unscrew screws, or pop off the back with a sharp knife. You can now replace the battery and put back together.
i am not an expert in this particular case but i followed theses below steps . here are they.....
Unscrew the case back with a case back tool (aka Jaxa wrench) which engages the notches in the case back. I'm assuming the watch has a screw back - if it has notches it does. Pop out the old battery.
In some watches you have to unscrew a clip but in most the battery pops right out. Examine movement for evidence of battery leakage or other damage. Carefully clear away any crud at the edge of the case - the tiniest metal shaving will short out the coil. Install new battery of same type. Handle new battery with non-metal tweezers or rubber gloves, never bare fingers. Inspect case back gasket or preferably just replace it with new o-ring of same size. Gasket should be lubricated with silicone grease. Reinstall case back using wrench. If you are concerned with water resistance the watch needs to be tested in a pressure test machine. I'm sure the pros have more tips but this should suffice for a Timex where it would not be a big loss to damage or break the watch.
i hope you can successfully replace the battery
If you had the battery replaced, I'm guessing that the watch wasn't working when you brought it in for a new battery. It may not have needed a new battery. You might need a new watch.
I've never heard of anyone needing a clamp for a Timex digital watch. In my experience, they use phillips screws to hold the back to the case. I have a case press for snap-on backs, but that's still unusual for a Timex unless it has a BIG case.
I think your watch was shot before you replaced the battery.
I have an Ironman also and I agree it is harder to replace the battery than you think. There are electrical contact surfaces inside that have miniscule tolerances in terms of the spacing they have for clearance. You are expected to press on these things with tweezers to reset the battery (as discussed elsewhere on the web), but if they get bent down, they will short out the circuit (a permanently blank display), or the might be out of alignment (a reset every time you press one of the control buttons on the outide of the watch). If you think this has happened to you, open the case (again) you can use a small tool to carefully lift the metal contact back up off the contact plate. Also make sure the back of the case is on tight as this also plays a role the electromechanics of this watch.
Other than that, I admit I really like the Ironman, so easy to use and set.