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To replace battery of pocket watch

I want to replace the battery of my pocket watch but I cannot find the niche to prise the back open to replace it. Would you know where the slot is?

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    I have an old Waltham pocket watch, and I don't know how to get it open. It has a hinge in the back aligned with the 6, and a little niche above it. I tried to pry it open there without any success.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Same thing here. I wanna be able to walk around the street with my grandapa's pocketwatch, so help me!

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    I canno0t get the batter that is on the inside in

  • Alice May 03, 2017

    I have a remington pocket watch from my great great grandfather and I don't know what battery it takes can you please help me.

  • Ronald
    Ronald May 05, 2017

    ALICE - More than likely your watch, if from 2 generations back, never ran on a battery. It's a wind-up watch; simply wind it with the stem you use to set the time with. For winding, the stem needs to be all the way in/down; for setting the time, pull it up and turn it. Should run for a day or two before re-winding.

  • Ronald
    Ronald May 05, 2017

    For battery operated pocket watches(assuming it has not been opened before), the tiny slot/notch or pry-point for removing the back is located just below the stem. Hard to see but responds to prying gently with a small utility knife blade. When reinstalling the back, locate the notch in the same place - below the stem, for the next time the battery needs changed.



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My son has a Timex pocket watch-I just got the back off with a very tiny flat-head screwdriver- the niche or indent you're looking for is almost indiscernible; look very closely, the edge of the back barely deviates from where it meets the edge of the front piece. Looks more like a flaw than an intentional point of entry

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