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I have two fossil watches, pr5181 and a pr5183. Both are fairly new with one not ever worn, one just a few times. The worn one quit working, changed battery, still not working. Second one still had plastic sheet between bottom of battery and watch. Removed the plastic sheet and reinstalled battery, still not working. Is there something you have to push to get to reset?

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The watch has two batteries. underneath the large disk battery is a smaller button battery. replace the small button battery and your watch should start up again.

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SOURCE: Set time on Fossil DQ1138 Watch

Press and hold the SET button (it will read CHIME with a flashing on or off). Then push the MODE button - the top will be flashing 12-HR or 24-HR. Push the ST/SP button to toggle between the 12-HR to 24-HR reading. Push the MODE button to get to the hour/minute/second/year/mo-day/month/day value you want to change. Push the ST/SP button to increase the value, the RESET button to reduce the value.

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