Known for their eclectic ads and designs, Diesel has been creating jewellery and clothing for 35 years. Needless to say, every year Diesel rolls out unique new lines of watches that are not all built the same, but if your favourite Diesel watch is no longer ticking and you want to try and replace the battery yourself, you should be able to with relative ease using a £2 watch case opener and some £1.90 plastic tweezers.
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Things you need
- Watch case opener
- Plastic tweezers
- A piece of textured fabric
Closely examine your watch until you find a lip that you can lift with your thumb or a groove in the surface you can insert your watch case opener into. Gently working the blade of the case opener around the circumference of the watch, separate the back from the base.
Observe which side of the dead battery faces up before you remove it so you know which position the new battery should be in when you insert it. Now, carefully extract the dead battery with the tweezers and set it aside. Still using the tweezers, gently place the new battery into the same slot.
With your watch tucked inside a piece of protective fabric, press the cover down firmly until it snaps back into the base.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure you have the battery cover properly lined up with the base before you try to snap them together again.
- Don't try and use a kitchen knife to pry open your watch. It's easy to accidentally cut yourself with the blade.
- Don't use metal tweezers. They can interfere with the battery circuit, causing it to malfunction.
- Don't use force to remove the cover or battery. You'll just damage the watch.
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