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We bought a Sir Topham Hatt pocket watch last winter in florida. I can change the time but it doen't keep time. Can it be repaired or is there a battery inside? We couldn't get it open.

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  • pffogg Aug 22, 2010

    how do you open this pocket watch to see if it has a battery.

  • pffogg Aug 22, 2010

    Thank you so much - it worked. It was hard to get off the back of the watch. But we did it and inserted a new battery. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, we had to go out for awhile. Thanks again. Pat

  • pffogg Aug 22, 2010

    Thanks so much for your help. It was hard getting off the back of the watch, but with the instructions we were able to replace the battery and the watch works!! Now we can give it to my grandson for his birthday.

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Hi,

Almost all the brands and models ( pocket watch ) would have Battery. I could provide a generic procedure :-

1. Flip over your pocket watch. Remove the back of your watch. The back of watches are either screwed on by four small Phillips head screws (unscrew them) or the watch has a press inserted back (slide a thin knife blade under the edge of the back of the watch and pry it off).

2 Remove the circular watch battery out of the back of the watch.

3 Take the battery to any department store or watch store and
purchase a new replacement battery.

4 Insert the new battery into the back of the watch.

5 Screw on or push on the back of the watch. Set the watch to the correct time.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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If you don't wind the watch it has a battery. walmart will replace the battery for you when you buy it there.

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