Time for a Battery Change, but... how?
March 23, 2011 1:53 PM   Subscribe

How can I replace the battery on this watch?

I am slightly baffled. I don't have this watch exactly but it's the same style.

The battery finally died recently after four long years. As you can see from the pictures, it has a leather section behind the watch face that is riveted on. There is a gap between the leather and the watch back, but it is only a few millimeters or so at the most.

I am going to take it to a jeweler or someone to change it, but how is it going to happen? The studs on there don't come off.

From the side.
posted by amicamentis to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total)
Response by poster: Note: that last link should have gone to the side view, or the third picture on the right.
posted by amicamentis at 1:54 PM on March 23, 2011

There are pins on either end of the watch that will release it from the strap. A jeweler can easily take it off, replace the battery, and attach it back to the strap again.
posted by special-k at 2:03 PM on March 23, 2011

If the ends of the pins are not visible from the side of the watch (which it looks like is the case per the picture of the watch you posted), that means they're spring-loaded. Just push the watch to one side so that the pin is exposed, and push the pin to one side.

(I have a Fossil watch and the exact same thing happened to me)
posted by Lucinda at 2:21 PM on March 23, 2011

If there is a Batteries Plus near you they will change it right in front of you and you can see how it works. There are a few different ways to do it, although all Fossil watches may be the same for all I know.
posted by TedW at 7:15 PM on March 23, 2011

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