Fossil Watch Battery Replacement: 5 Steps!

If your Fossil watch has stopped ticking and is inaccurate in timekeeping? It doesn’t mean your watch is useless – it requires a new battery replacement.

Replacing a Fossil watch battery is not a difficult task. Tools are all that is needed to do the task properly. You can do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. But before replacing, it is essential to buy a new battery that matches the model of your watch.

In this post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about Fossil watch battery replacements, whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring an expert.

So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

How to Replace a Fossil Watch Battery?

battery replacement of fossil watch

If your Fossil watch has stopped working, it’s recommended to replace the battery. You can change the battery yourself if you have the necessary tools and expertise, but we recommend hiring a professional to avoid any risk of damage.

It’s also crucial to buy a battery that matches the model of your watch. It can be identified by opening the case back of the watch.

In most situations, the battery part number is inscribed on the back of the watch case, within the watch case, or on the battery itself. Once you have it, you may use it to purchase a suitable battery from a jeweler or online.

Fossil Watch Battery Replacement Tools

Tools you’ll need for replacing a Fossil watch battery include:

  • Replacement battery
  • A case opener or a knife
  • Tweezers/small screwdriver
  • Gloves to protect the inside of the watch

Safety note:

  • It is recommended that plastic tools be used instead of metal ones to avoid an electric shock. Wearing gloves can also help prevent damage to the watch’s internal components.
  • It’s best to avoid handling it with oily hands to keep it from rusting.

Step-by-Step Guide for Battery Replacement

Having your watch battery replaced by a jeweler may not be hugely expensive, but changing it yourself is cheaper, faster, and in many circumstances, quite simple.

Also, most jewelry stores provide watch battery replacements by trained professionals. So, if you do not want to replace the battery yourself, it is best to hire a professional expert.

But, if you follow the simple instructions below, you’ll be able to change your battery in a few minutes.

1. Open the Watch Case 

  • Hold the device in your hand or on a towel to avoid scratching the screen.
  • Insert the right tool into the slot on the back of your watch case.
  • While twisting the tool to the left, apply minimal pressure. Be careful not to over-rotate the case in the reverse direction.
  • Then, gently press one side of the case back to open it from the opposite side.
  • Remove the case back.

2. Identify the Watch Battery

Once the watch case has been opened, the next thing is to identify the correct battery.

Always check the back of your watch case since this is typically where the requirements for the battery are written, or read the instruction manual that came with your watch. If you can’t find the information there, you’ll have to check the battery.

3. Remove the Old Watch Battery 

  • Identify which side of the old battery is up so the new one can be put in the right way.
  • If the battery does not come out easily, gently pry it using plastic tweezers.
  • Use the tweezers to remove any clamps holding the battery in place.

4. Insert the New Battery

To insert the new battery, use the tweezers and gently press down to ensure its position.

Remember to test the watch’s functionality before putting the casing back on. If this is the case, you may want to double-check that the battery is inserted correctly.

5. Close the Watch Case

To close, turn the tool to the right while applying slight pressure. Make sure the dots or markings are perfectly aligned, and the case back is completely sealed with no gaps.

Important: If your watch is still under warranty, we recommend that you check with your supplier to determine if you are allowed to open it. In some cases, the warranty is void if the watch is opened by someone other than the original owner.

Signs Indicating the Changing Time of Your Watch Battery

The most obvious indicator that you need to replace a watch battery is when your timepiece has entirely ceased working. You can also receive various warnings from the watch before the battery dies:

  • Your watch alarm or digital display has stopped working.
  • Your watch is out of sync with the current date and time. 

Important: If your watch battery dies, replace it as soon as possible. If you don’t replace it soon, the battery may leak and irreversibly ruin the watch’s performance.

How to Preserve Your Fossil Watch’s Battery

To maximize your watch’s battery life, here are some crucial tips:

  • Turning off features that consume the battery, such as LED displays, alarms, and chronographs is a good practice.
  • Reducing the number of apps that deliver frequent notifications can also help increase the watch’s battery life.
  • Adjusting the brightness of your watch’s screen will help increase its battery life.
  • The crown can be pulled out of your watch when it’s not in use. Leaving it in this position will cause the watch to stop working. Thus, you won’t have to change the watch battery for as long this way!


Fossil is a famous watch company that has been creating long-lasting watches for many years. However, when a fossil battery dies, it is critical to replace it as soon as possible to avoid leaking or irreparable damage.

Hopefully, this post helps you understand all about Fossil watch battery replacement. For any more questions, please post them in the comments area below.

Thank You for reading!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How long do the Fossils watch battery last?

Typically, Fossil watch batteries are designed to last a long time before needing to be replaced. If you buy a brand-new watch, the battery should last at least two years, and possibly three or four years, depending on the model.

2. How much does it cost to replace a Fossil Watch Battery?

If you’re looking for a replacement battery for a Fossil Watch, you can get one for as little as $5 to $10. Furthermore, if you go to a jeweler or other skilled technician, you should expect to pay at least $25 for this repair.

3. How to find the battery type of your Fossil hybrid watch?

The basic steps for determining the suitable battery type for your Fossil hybrid watch are as follows:

  • Install the Fossil battery tracking app on your smartphone.
  • Open My Devices from the main navigation menu.
  • Tap on your device
  • Scroll down to battery to find what type of battery you have. That’s it.

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