The Breitling Watch Company began in Switzerland in 1884 and continues to manufacture dress and sports watches for men and women. The watches are available at high-end department stores and authorised retailers around the world and are considered luxury fashion accessories. Like all battery-operated watches, however, the battery in a Breitling B-1 watch may eventually slow or stop, requiring a new battery.
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Things you need
- Soft cloth(s)
- Standard screwdriver
- Case back wrench
Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe off the front and back of the watch to remove any excess dirt or debris.
Set the watch face down on a soft cloth. Look at the back of the watch (the case back) to identify the type of case back. A smooth case back is a snapback case, while a case back with several small slots is a screw-back case.
Use the metal tips on a case back wrench, available at watch repair stores, to simultaneously turn the slots on a screw-back case and open the case back. Alternatively, use the flat blade of a small standard screwdriver to turn the slots and open the watch.
Lift out the old battery and use it as a guide to purchase a new battery, which can be found at most hardware stores or watch repair stores.
Insert the new battery and place the case back on the watch. A snapback case can be popped into place by pressing gently on the case back once the indents have been aligned. A screw-back case must be closed by turning the slots in a clockwise motion using a case-back wrench or a screwdriver blade.
Set the watch if necessary.
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