Watches are built to last for a number of years. High-quality timepieces often go many years without needing a battery replacement. However, the watch battery is the most common reason that watches stop working. The cost of replacing your watch battery will depend on the watch. Watch battery replacement costs are dependent on a number of factors, such as the watch brand, case material and the type of seal.
How long should a watch battery last?
The life span of your watch’s battery depends on the quality of the watch and its functions. Often, a brand new watch with basic functionality will last more than three years. However, if the watch is aged the battery can last up to two years. The watch battery will last for a shorter length of time if the watch uses functions such as lights, sounds, alarms or if the watch is a chronograph.
How often should you change a watch battery?
Typically, you would replace your watch battery when the battery is no longer powering your watch. However, it is recommended to replace your watch battery every two 2 years regardless. This will reduce any potential battery leakage. Battery acid leakage can create more damage to the insides of the watch, so it’s useful to know when your watch needs a battery change.
How will I know when to change the battery in my watch?
Watch owners will think the time to change their watch batteries is when it’s completely stopped. However, you can spot when your battery is coming to the end of its life. You can often tell when the watch battery is coming to an end when the watch hands (especially the second-hand) start twitching or skipping seconds. This will affect the watch not displaying the correct time, as you may find yourself changing your watch to the correct time.
Watch battery replacement cost at The Watch Lab
Here at The Watch Lab, we will give you a free, no-obligation quote at your nearest Lab. You can do this by visiting our Labs page to find your nearest Lab. We operate in 20 locations, so you’re sure to find a Lab within just a few miles of your location. Contact The Watch Lab today or book in for a free assessment at your nearest Watch Lab, for your watch battery replacement and resealing.
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