How to change a watch battery in your Cartier, Patek Philippe 24, Bvlgari, Chopard, Piaget and more
How long will your watch battery last? Batteries will keep watches running from 1 year to 5 years depending on the drain and power needed. However, Swiss watch companies instruct that batteries should be changed every year to prevent damage from a leaking battery, corrosion, and gasket failure causing water damage.
Your quartz watch has just stopped. You want to get it fixed but what are your next steps? Perhaps you have asked these questions before: Who do I take my watch to? Can any watch repair facility replace my battery? Can I change the battery myself? What size battery does my watch use? How do I change my watch battery? Should I try it or will I mess anything up?
One of the most frequent watch repairs that we do at Gray & Sons is replacing the batteries on quartz watches. While changing the batteries on many household electronics is a rather straightforward thing, there are several important reasons why you should leave changing your watch battery to a professional watchmaker.
Trying to open your watch with the wrong tools can lead to scratches and damage. If not opened with care dust and dirt may get inside and cause future problems.
Gray & Sons has the Swiss trained watchmakers and all of the specialized equipment and tools needed to properly open your watch and replace the battery. Water resistant watches are tested before and after to make sure all gaskets are good and the watch is sealed. Old batteries are then disposed of properly.
Occasionally we do find quartz watches that have had a battery leak inside or we may find some other problem with the mechanism like a bad coil or circuit. Our watchmakers are more than qualified to address any of these issues.
We specialize in fine Swiss watch repair such as changing the battery on your Cartier, Omega watch battery replacement, Chopard battery change, Patek Philippe quartz batteries, and Piaget watch service and repair. We have 6 Swiss trained professional watchmakers on site who know the proper way how to change a watch battery.
So when your quartz watch stops, remember to trust the specialists at Gray & Sons Jewelers.