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How to Fix a Timex Indiglo

Updated April 17, 2017

Timex Indiglo watches are known to be user-friendly, with instructions often written on the back of the watch. It is simple to change batteries and often simple to fix other problems. Timex Indiglo watches come in different styles for men and women. They are called Indiglo watches because you can light up the watch face when pressing a side button on the watch. The light makes it look like the watch is glowing. People find this particular feature helpful to tell time at night and in dimly lit areas.

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  1. Take a very small flat-end screwdriver and insert into the back of the watch plate where there is a small opening or gap between the back plate and the body of the watch. Pry open the back plate.

  2. Unscrew the tiny screw with the small screwdriver, holding the battery bar in place until loose. Take the screwdriver or a finger and push the battery bar holding the battery in place over in order to access the battery.

  3. Take out the battery with the tip of your finger or pry it out gently with the screw driver. Replace the battery with a CR1216 lithium battery with the plus side facing up.

  4. Take the screwdriver and screw the battery bar back down after pushing it back over the battery to hold it in place.

  5. Turn the watch over to be sure the battery is working before putting the back plate back on. If the battery still isn't working, turn the battery around to be sure it is turned the right way. Snap the back plate back down with your fingers when the battery is working again.

  6. Open the back of the watch with a small flat-end screwdriver and insert into the back of the watch plate where there is a small opening or gap between the back plate and the body of the watch. Pry it open.

  7. Inspect the inside of the watch to look at how much water is in it. Turn the watch over to gently shake excess water out.

  8. Get a hairdryer and put it to the lowest setting. Blow the hairdryer into the watch for a few minutes. Let the watch sit out with the back plate off for about 24 hours to let anything else air dry.

  9. Check the watch to see if it is working again. If it is working, snap the back plate back on with your fingers.

  10. Press the "Start/Split" or "Stop/Reset" button your Timex Triathlon Ironman Indiglo watch. Hold it down long enough to stop all of the cycle alarms if they are going off.

  11. Look for the clock icon that shows up on your watch face to see if the alarm is disarmed. Press the "Mode" button and hold it down until you see your watch is in "Alarm" mode to turn off your alarm permanently.

  12. Press the "Set/Recall" button to set the alarm. Hold down the "Stop/Reset" button to see all of the alarms you have set. Select the alarm you want to stop and press the "Stop/Reset" button until you have stopped the alarm for good.

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Things You'll Need

  • Small screwdriver
  • Timex Indiglo watch

About the Author

Kelly Smith

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Kelly Smith has been writing since 1997. Her articles have appeared in the "Daily Hampshire Gazette" newspaper, "Artscene" Sedona, Larson Newspapers publications, "Electronic News" and Independent Newspapers publications in Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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