and install it yourself. Then you can start installing other peoples batteries and charge them $15 <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>
posted: Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:14p
Some drug stores will do it for the price of the battery.
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posted: Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:49p
Just install it yourself. Most discount and department store chains won't do it anymore (If you bought the watch there, they may be a little kinder) because of employees breaking too many watches and then of course, people demand the store buy them a new watch...
posted: Feb. 15, 2006 @ 10:25p
I went to a jewelry store for watch resize. They did it for free.
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posted: Feb. 15, 2006 @ 10:51p
If you learn to do it yourself, you wont have to rely on other people.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:52a
Well doing it yourself may not really be an option. I bought a chiepie watch a while back and in a year and a half the battery died. So I bought another one and put it in and it died in a month and a half, so I did it again and it happened again. Turns out my watch needed to be repressurized after the battery was installed. So I went to the mall and paid like $15 to install a battery into my $30 watch. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 2:07a
I had a battery changed for $5 once, but the dude opened my watch with freaking needlenose pliers and scratched the hell out of the case. So I bought an inexpensive Jaxa-style wrench on eBay, and now I change batteries myself.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 6:37a
Wal-Mart is the cheapest I know of. Under $5 if memory serves.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 7:11a
WalMart is definitely the cheapest. I know it's less than $5. I don't try to change batteries anymore after the time the battery flew out while I was changing it and I had to search for any hour to find it. It landed in a shoe. Pay to get it changed.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:15a
If your watch is worth something and is waterproof, I would recommend having your watch pressure tested. This will ensure the seal was seated properly to allow for waterproofness. If you ask jewelers that retail high-end watches, they will say that a pressure test will cost you $100 or more. Call around your city and find a jeweler who has a pressure chamber on-site. I have found one jeweler in Minneapolis who will do a chambered pressure test and battery change for $20. Definitely worth the peace of mind.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 9:59a
If you have an Interstae Battery store close by I would try them. Around here (Fargo) they always have coupons for watch batteries installed for $3.95.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 11:20a
I know the jewelry store Zales charges $15 for lifetime battery change. You pay $15 once and they will change it every time the battery dies. All you do is bring in your receipt and insto chango for lifo. I don't recommend this for some who loses receipts easily but if you figure to have the watch a while and battery will need changed every 2-3 years it might well be worth it.
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posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 12:20p
My little local jewelry store just charges you for the battery ($5 for my last one) and will alway put them in for free.
posted: Feb. 16, 2006 @ 6:53p
Do NOT go to Sears. They did a good job, but it only took about two minutes and they charged $10. That is $300.00 per hour. A little steep.
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