Changing a watch battery requires prying the back of the watch off with a small tool, popping out the old battery and replacing it with a new battery. Change out an old watch battery, being careful not to scratch the metal in the process, with advice from a freelance fashion reporter in this free video on style.
Hi my name is Rachel and I'm the owner of austinstreetwatch.com Street Fashion Site and I'm also a freelance fashion journalist and today we are going to talk about how to change the battery in your watch. So the first thing you are going to need is a little tool. You can use a knife. You can use an eye glass, screwdriver set. You can use specific watch battery changing screwdriver sets but really what you are basically needing is a tool with a thin edge that you can kind of get in there and pry the back of the watch off with. What I'm using is one of the tiniest screwdriver sets from a kit that I have but it is nice and flat and it can really get in there. So some watches have the type of battery that you need printed on the back. If it doesn't you are going to have to wait and pry it open to find what battery you need. So now to get that back off take a good look around the watch and see if you can't find the little divot and that is where you can kind of get your little tool in there and start to pry it open. Most watches have a little entrance spot, it should be a little divot and you can just dig in there and pop that back right off. Now if you are using a really high end watch and it is gold, especially a high percentage of gold it is going to be an incredibly soft metal so be very careful where you stick your tool, try not to scratch the metal at all or leave any marks on it. The next thing you are going to want to do is locate the battery inside the watch and pop that right out. Now the battery is pretty tiny. This going to be it right there. It is circular. It looks sort of like an aspirin tablet if an aspirin were metal. You are going to want to pop that out. So you have your battery out now and you are going to want to take the battery and just find out what it is just like if you find a double A battery. Just look on the battery and this is an Energizer, 317, go out to your store, buy a like battery, pop the lid on tight until you hear the little pop sound so you know it is safe and sound in there and you know your battery won't fall out, secure it, and that's how you change a watch battery.