Sorry to have bothered you, I broke the fixing whilst trying to get the battery out so will have to buy a new one! Why did I bother to try? the new battery has cost me about half the original price of the watch. What a terrible "throw away" society we live in. Thanks for your prompt response will keep you in mind for future problems.
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Presuming the watch and the battery are both in working order there is only two things it could be:
1. (Unlikely) the battery is incorrectly fitted i.e. wrong way up.
2. (Very likely) the movement on the watch will have two points which have to be shorted out (Joined) momentarily in order for the movement to start, they should be marked on the movement, further advice not posible due to so many movement variations.
Waterproof or water resistant watches usually need a wrench to unscrew the back. I use a pair of 90 degree circlip pliers. A jeweller would remove the strap and fit the watch into a holder before using the wrench.
Few jewellers would guarantee the water resistance of a watch after fitting a new battery. If it is required a watch be returned to its original specification it must be returned to the manufacturer or an agent for battery fitting and pressure testing.
Some watches have a back that is pressed into place. Fairly easy to prise off but very difficult to replace without the tools. This type does not have the grooves a wrench fits into.
I don't know the battery type for your watch but I would suggest you get the battery change done professionally. They can replace the seal and guarantee its continued water resistance on your particular model. Sadly I learnt the hard way and after the DIY battery change on my (now deceased) Armani watch it filled with water on my next visit to the swimming pool!
It is possible for jewelers to order exact fit replacement crystals for many watches. However, generic replacements are not made for all watches. If your jeweler cannot perform this service (which may cost as little as $10 for common crystals), ask if the jeweler knows of a jeweler's specialty business that can custom-fit crystals. These small shops custom-grind crystals from blank stock and hand-fit them to your watch. Such companies used to be relatively common; today, most conduct operations via mail-order or exist in large cities like New York where there is enough local wholesale and walk-in business.
Department stores and chain jewelry stores rarely have the on-sight resources to service a broad selection of watch crystals. Seek out an independent jeweler or one that has a "we repair watches" sign displayed.
All you need is to open watch case back, remove the rubber seal and unclip the contact. Take the battery out (memorize polarity: + and -) and buy the same one. Fit new battery in the right way back in watch, fit the contact, place back rubber seal and refit watch case back. Reset the watch. Done.
It is best to go to a watchmaker for this issue. If the battery was improperly installed, it can damage the movement or contacts, which will mean the movement must be replaced. We see this issue often. Another common problem is that the oils from the installer's fingers may be causing a bad connection if the battery and the contacts are not properly cleaned. We would use the Pulse test to see if the watch has current, if so, the movement is bad mechanically, it must be replaced. If it has no current, we would check and clean all connections and replace the battery. If there is still no current (using Pulse diagnostic) then the movement is bad and it must be replaced.
No problem with it. Any watch repair shop will order exact size glass for your watch and will fit it. Fitting is easy if you have special glass fitting press. No way to replace watch glass without this tool. Visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask for new glass. Rate me,plz.
Most likely the watch was damaged when the battery was installed. Quartz watches have fragile parts in them. The coils for instance are made of wire thinner than the hair on your head. It takes almost nothing to damage these wires and the coil. Dirt is a big problem. Since a quartz watch has no force behind the gear train the smallest particle of dirt can stop a quartz watch.
Either your watch will need a cleaning or damaged parts will need replacing.
A qualified watchmaker can do this work and get your watch back in working order for you.
Hope this helps, Ken Yellowstone Watch Inc. www.yellowstonewatch.com
TAG HEUER watch bands are costly. Over here in England they cost from £60 to £250 (depends on type, model, e.t.c.), but can rocket sky high if you have one of expensive models. I would suggest to add a few links to your existing band. This will be cheaper than to buy completely new band. Visit your nearest watch repair store and ask how to do that. Watchmaker should be able to order extra links and fit them for you. If you insist on a new band - ask watchmaker to order it and fit to your watch.