I don’t know if you are like me but I love watches. Well, let me re-phrase that. A few years ago I received an Apple watch and since then I can honestly say I haven’t purchased another watch and very rarely wear one. But sometimes, the outfit just needs something different, lol.
Over the past few weeks I have been pulling out the old ones and wearing them. Dead. Yes, they did no good to me except they looked good, ha!
After having a conversation with a friend, she was somewhat the same way and recently decided to find a way to replace her batteries. The jewelry store, repair shop or even Walmart charges anywhere from $10 to $15 to put in the new battery. And when you have more than a few, that can really add up.
Ok, so I do have more than a few.
And while I was having a pretty productive day I decided to figure this out. I googled and the watched the first video that came up under “how to replace a watch battery”. Whew! A vice? Three different screw drivers? Tweezers? So I searched again. This time a little more specific ‘how to replace a watch battery with normal tools’ =) And this one came up. I felt like he was talking just to me. (no judging peeps!)
So i watched it all the way through and then placed a towel on the table, got out my eye glass screwdriver and my hammer. And away I went. One at a time.
Using my iPhone to take a picture of the battery and then zooming in. (I did finally get my magnifying glass out)
So 11 watches later, needing 12 batteries (one actually is for two time zones…yep!) I was ready to make a list of what I needed. It all came down to three different batteries and only one of one specific so pretty much two different batteries.
Taking these watches to a repair shop would have cost me at least $110 but I’m betting wayyyy more. And to think, for all these years while they have been in the drawer or tin box to go to the shop, I could have fixed them myself.
Amazon is my friend, for sure. I placed my order and now I just wait. Leaving the backs off – waiting for that Amazon Prime box to be thrown on the porch (yes, it is always thrown =)
But it arrived – the box with my batteries and before I knew it, I was caught up in time =)
Now I do still have some that will require an extra hand but this will get me started. And pretty soon time really be tickin’. Tickin’ right on my wrist on whatever watch I decide I might need to wear with that special outfit!
Cheers peeps – to keeping up with the time(s)!