Watches - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Battery for Guess watch G85388G
Changing Watch Batteries
Lots of posters ask "what is the battery in my (name of watch)" with a view to changing it yourself. This is a bad idea for many reasons. You don't have the tools or knowledge to remove a rotary screw on back, or the gasket sealant for a waterproof watch. Some fashion watches have 4 traditional screw and need professional grade jeweler screwdrivers. Also, there are about 20 batteries commonly used in watches, in various sizes and internal technology, Lithium Ion, Silver Oxide and Manganese Alkaline. If you buy them, you generally have to buy 10!
Don't sweat the details. Just take the watch to your local jeweler. They have all the batteries at hand and the tools to remove the back. It is done whilst you wait for $8 to $15!
Posted by Andrew... on Dec 31, 2018
Can't turn off alarm
Here are the instructions to view, change alarm time and turn off alarm:
From normal time display:
Press MODE once to display stop watch.
Press MODE again to change alarm time.
Press MODE again to change time.
From normal time display:
Press RESET once to display current alarm time.
Press and hold RESET then press START to turn on and off alarm (watch for alarm symbol on top left)
Press and hold RESET then press MODE to turn on daily alarm vs one time (watch day marker lines at the bottom)
Hope this helps.
on Jun 01, 2020
I cannot get the back of my Bulova watch back on.
Most Bulova Watches have PRESSURE TIGHT backs. Meaning the back is applied with EQUAL amounts of pressure to the entire back. There are two(2) solutions:
1. Take the Bulova watch to an experienced watch dealer/repaiman, to have the back applied, or
2. CAREFULLY MAKE SURE THE BACK IS IN THE PROPER POSITION, then WRAP THE ENTIRE watch with a soft, cushy clothe and with a pair of pliers, CAREFULLY apply pressure to the center of the back plate, until the back covers seats to the proper depth(closed), at the same time BEING VERY CAREFUL not to crack the watch crystal!!
on May 30, 2020
Minute hand on Braun AB1A has curved up stopping second hand
The whole front square face of the clock has 4 little nails which are located in the middle of each side (inside and next to the edge of the joint), so you have to carefully insert a screwdriver and lever the front out. After this you have to remove the hands (remember to set the clock and alarm hand to 12:00 before taking those away). The face will be loose, and you'll have access to the mechanism. Clean the alarm contact (look for a double silver metal arm that touches an small bronze stick. Alarm button can be release by gently lever the little nail that shows in the center when button is up at clock's backside.
Cheers from Argentina
Braun Ab1a Alarm...
on May 30, 2020
Mens Rolex Explorer. The no.
Its not unheard of depending on the age of the watch (you say you purchased it 16 months ago but it could be a 15 year old watch.) If it was a new Rolex watch you have a 5 year warranty, so it should cost you nothing. If it was a pre-owned Rolex you should have received a warranty from your jeweler, most of those are 2 years. If this is a watch with value, and one you will either hand down or at some point resell then sending an older watch to Rolex is the proper direction - save all the repair documents, with the original receipt and the box. A Rolex Explorer II in good condition in US is about $5k, so $380 for a repair, though high, is worth it. I would recommend that if you do send it to Rolex for this repair and it is an older watch have it serviced too. The watch is returned to you in perfect condition with fill documentation.
Lastly, you need not to send it to Rolex at all. Any good watchmaker/repair jeweler can do this for less than $380US.
on May 29, 2020
How do I make the watch stop chiming on the hour?
It seems that most 4 button electronic watches have similar directions. There should be four buttons. Clockwise from top left is the Light button, followed by S2 (Stop), S1 (Reset) and finally on the lower left S3 (Mode). Who knows why they are numbered this way. To set hourly chime Hold down S1 and press S3. When all 7 day flags show the chime is on. When they are off the chime is off. To set the alarm hold down S1 and press S2. Alarm icon will display or go off. Release S1 button and display will return to normal time. Hope this works for your watch
on May 26, 2020
I have replaced the battery in my Timex Expedition indiglo analogue watch. The face lights up but the watch is not going
HOW TO START YOUR WATCH Quartz Movement:
To start your watch remove the plastic guard from under the crown, then press the crown in against the case. The second hand will begin advancing in one-second intervals. Some deep-depth water-resistant watches require the setting crown to be screwed in to secure water-resistance. If your watch case has a protrusion with screw threads, the crown must be screwed in after setting the watch. To screw in, push the crown firmly against the threaded protrusion and hold in while turning the crown clockwise. Continue to screw in the crown until it is tight. You will need to unscrew the crown (counter-clockwise) before pulling it out the next time you want to set your watch.
on May 21, 2020
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