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Home battery replacement 327

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Home battery replacement
« on: March 22, 2017, 07:16:59 PM »
So, how much can I mess up if I get the tool to open the watch properly. We have two places locally (that isn't the small hole in the wall kind of place) and one of them only referred me to the other place that had me pay 34$ for a battery replacement on my Seamaster, that's not including pressure testing it (that would have been a 51$ total). Maybe I'm wrong but these prices seem quite unreasonable? So, how bad could I potentially mess it up if I did it myself?
No Life Club Posts: 4,939 Smurf it!
Re: Home battery replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 07:19:19 PM »
Well you could, at best remove any residual water resistance, at worst smurf the movement completely

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” - Socrates
"I'm not feeling very talky today, off you smurf". - Smashie
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,733 You're amongst friends.
Re: Home battery replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 07:21:21 PM »
It's easy if you know how - and then, it's easy to mess up the entire works if you make a mistake.

Tip: View some online instructions.

SAW
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Re: Home battery replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 07:23:21 PM »
Hmm.  I take my Omega Seamaster in.  I'm pretty confident with G shock services but not with my Omega. 

I think I last paid about the same ( $50-$75 ) for a battery change and testing. 


Edit.  The store also sent it out for service.  They didn't do it in house. 

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,234
Re: Home battery replacement
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 08:00:03 PM »
Fair enough, I guess it's the way to go then.

 

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