An ordinary day may be filled with sorrow if your favorite timepiece has stopped working.
Did the time stop? No, but your watch battery is dead, and you need to act quickly in replacing the battery.
Watch batteries need to be soon replaced to avoid further problems.
Dead batteries can leak and may affect other internal components and may damage your watch.
Do not fret if repair shops are expensive. You can follow these simple steps on how to change a watch battery.
Read the steps carefully and be confident in what you are doing. You got this!
A Reminder from An Expert
When you doubt your ability to change the watch battery, do not worry. Several jewelers can help you replace the battery.
But, the service rate varies on the jeweler, you need to inquire at some stores before you commit.
Looking for a jeweler to trust is not an easy task. How about trying these steps first?
You might gain some confidence and knowledge while reading through the steps.
Steps on How to Change a Watch Battery
These steps are easy to follow. You only need to take proper precautions and be extra careful in following the methods.
After these steps, you will realize how quick and easy it is to replace a dead battery of your favorite watch.
Gather the Tools Needed
When you are changing a watch battery on your own, you need to have some tools that can be seen at home.
Get a small screwdriver and a tweezer. Screwdrivers are required to remove the case back or back cover of the watch.
Meanwhile, tweezers are for removing the dead battery and replacing it with a new one.
Experts suggest owners to wear gloves when doing the work to protect the interior component from dust and debris.
Undo the Strap
It is best to undo the strap of the watch to have smooth work.
Straps may obstruct your work. After you have removed the strap, turn over the watch on a smooth and flat surface.
You can have a cloth under it to avoid scratching the crystal.
Open the Back Cover of the Watch
In general, watches have three types of case backs.
There is a watch that needs to be unscrewed, the other requires a small screwdriver, and the other type needs to be loosened.
Today, most of the watches use snap-off case backs.
When you turn over the watch, you will notice a small indentation that you can carefully pry off or loosen to remove the cover.
You need the screwdriver in pressing down the indentation. After this, twist it until you feel the cover loosens.
Safe Keep the Gasket
After you remove the back cover, you will notice a rubber ring or a plastic covering.
Gently remove it from the watch and safely keep it while doing the work.
After you removed the gasket, the internal components of the watch are revealed. Take time to appreciate the interiors of your timepiece.
Time to Remove the Battery
Now that you see the internal components of the timepiece, the next thing you need to do is locate the battery.
Some watches have a grip holder that secures the battery in place. You can look for it at the bottom of the clip.
It only needs to be pressed upwards to disengage the grip holder. Slowly remove the battery from the casing by using the tweezers.
Once you located the existing battery, you have to note the side and face of the battery.
Do you have an idea what battery to replace? Well, you have to know it by checking on the writings on the existing battery.
You will notice a three- to four-digit code on the battery casing. From there, you will know what type of battery is needed for the replacement.
Place the New Battery
Get the replacement battery and use the tweezers to place the new battery on its slot slowly. Do it carefully and avoid hitting other internal components.
Examine the Watch
Before putting back the case back, you need to examine whether the watch is working or not.
If the hands are still not moving, it is best to double-check whether the new battery is correctly installed.
But, if the watch still does not work, you may have a faulty or damaged battery.
If there is no problem, you can return the gasket and back cover.
Return the Gasket and Back Cover
When the battery is working, you need to return the gasket and back cover.
Experts recommend cleaning the gasket before placing it back in the watch. After the gasket, the back cover is the last thing to return.
Now, you have your timepiece back to its work with a fresh new battery.
We hope you have successfully replaced your watch battery! Congratulations, you have learned a new skill in taking care of your timepiece.
Do not let your timepiece get stuck with the wrong time; change the watch battery as soon as possible.