How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery

by Watch Expert on March 12, 2012

The DIY Guide on How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery

How To Change a Fossil Watch BatteryI own a number of Fossil Ceramic Watches and although I’ve never faced a problem with any of them before, I do know a lot of friends who have had their fossil watch batteries die out. So what do you do in such a case when your Fossil watch battery dies out! Obviously you’re not going to throw it away so the next option is to have the Fossil watch battery replaced.

Well, I thought that was the obvious logical solution until the time I went out with my friend to a local watch jeweler to have the battery of her Fossil watch replaced. And I was shocked to hear him charging an obnoxious amount of money for changing a Fossil watch battery!

That’s when I realized that a lot of my readers would be facing the same problem. So many of them would be wondering questions like how do I change my fossil watch battery or is there a way to replace my fossil watch battery at home! Well, the good news is that yes, you can change a fossil watch battery at home by following these simple steps that I’m going to describe in detail below.

Please note that this is a simply DIY guide to changing a Fossil Watch Battery and the principles explained here also apply to other watches like Michael Kors watches or Anne Klein watches. So for all those looking to know how to change a Michael Kors watch battery, this post is for you as well.

Things You’ll Need While Changing a Fossil Watch Battery

Although changing a fossil watch battery is not exactly rocket science, it does require some know-how and tools of the trade to ensure that the watch is not damaged in any way during the repair process. I’ve mentioned a few things below that you need in order to learn how to change a fossil watch battery.

  • A Handy Watch Repair Kit (more on this later)
  • Hand towel or soft pad
  • A Lint free cloth
  • Good Working Light
  • Magnifying glass (Optional)

An Essential Item to Buy – A Watch Repair Kit

While learning how to change a fossil watch battery or any other watch battery for that matter, one of the most essential tools of the trade is buying a good watch repair kit. A watch repair kit normally consists of link pin removers, watchband holder, pin punches, spring bar remover, metal and plastic hammer, slotted screwdrivers, flat blade screwdrivers, case wrench, long nose pliers and stainless steel tweezers.

I personally own 2 watch repair kits and recommend them to everyone. Between them, these 2 kits offer me the widest range of tools that I would ever need to change a fossil watch battery or any other watch battery for that matter. Both these kits are priced very economically and can be bought from Amazon.

1. SE 19 PCS Watch Tool Kit

SE 19 PCS Watch Tool Kit

2. 13pc Jeweler’s Watch Repair Tool Kit with Zip Case  – Replace Batteries, Change Bands & More

13pc Jeweler's Watch Repair Tool Kit

Ok so now that we’re done with the items we need while changing a watch battery, let’s move on to the step by step DIY Guide on learning how to change a fossil watch battery.

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Step 1

The 1st step when it comes to learning how to change a fossil watch battery is turn the watch over and place it on a soft pad or a dry hand towel. This is very essential because we do not want to damage the watch dial or the bezel crystals on the watch in any way possible.

A towel or soft pad does the work perfectly in preventing scratches to the watch dial or crystals.

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Step 2

The next step is to remove the back cover of the fossil watch with the help of the small flat blade screwdriver that came along with the watch repair kit I mentioned earlier.

1st examine the edge of the back cover. Depending on the type of Fossil watch you have, there will either be a small depression along the edge or there will be multiple screws along the edge. If there is one small depression along the edge of the cover, then it can be pried off using the flat blade screwdriver. If there are screws present, use the rotating blade screwdriver to remove all the screws.

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Step 3

The 3rd step in changing a fossil watch battery involves locating and then removing the battery. The battery will be a round, shiny, metal pill-shaped object and will be heldWatch Battery into the case with either a cover and screw or a clip.

Whatever the case maybe, it’s time to again dig into our watch repair kit (didn’t I tell you it was a must have item), locate the right pickup tool from the repair kit and remove the battery and keep it aside. Note very carefully which side of the battery is facing outward and which side of the battery is facing into the watch case prior to removal.

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Step 4

Before we proceed to the next step in learning how to change a fossil watch battery, ensure that you’ve already purchased a replacement battery. You can buy all types of watch batteries from Amazon – they are the cheapest and of high quality.

Once you’ve bought the new battery, remove it from the protective wrapping and Place the battery into the watch body in exactly the same position with the same side down as the old battery. After that make sure you replace the cover and the screws or the battery clip as the case may be.

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Step 5

The next step is basically done to ensure that the watch is back into operation. Before replacing the back cover of the watch, turn the watch over gently and check to see that the second hand is advancing or that the seconds digital display is advancing, depending on the type of Fossil watch that you own.

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Step 6

The last step in learning how to change a fossil watch battery is to replace the watch cover properly and then recheck the operation of the fossil watch.

That’s it and you’re finally done! Isn’t this step by step procedure on changing a fossil watch battery really simple!

How To Change A Fossil Watch Battery – Tips and Additional Helpful Information

1. Always be careful when working with screwdrivers. The screws and the back panel need to be removed gently as even a small mistake can prove costlyWatch Magnifier

2. A lot of people tend to ignore the very 1st step that I’ve mentioned while learning how to change a fossil watch battery. Always and always rest the watch on a soft cloth.

3. Although the use of a magnifier is optional, it’s good practice to use one. I personally use this one and highly recommend it.

4. Use adequate lighting to prevent loss of small watch parts and screws.

5. If you’re still worried or uncertain about opening the case of your watch, consider taking it to either a jeweler or the watch/jewelry section of a department store. You can often have the work done cheaply or at no additional fee (other than buying the battery)

What Other Brands is This DIY Guide on How To Change a Fossil Watch Battery Applicable To?

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Shelly March 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Thanks a ton for this wonderful info….I own a Fossil ES2364 and recently paid a huge sum to get it’s battery replaced :(

I wish I had read this article earlier….it seems quite simple enough to do on your own

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