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04-06-2019 03:20 PM
I love wartches and right now it seems all my batteries are going down at the same time. It got me wondering how much you pay for a watch battery change? My jeweler currently charges 10.00 per watch. Thanks ! (Just Curious!)
04-06-2019 03:24 PM
We don't pay to have our batteries changed.
When I worked at Zales late 70's early 80's they did not charge anything to change them.
I think $10 is a rip-off just to change the battery. If you bought it from that jeweler he should not charge anything.
04-06-2019 03:29 PM
It's like light bulbs in the house; when one burns out, they all burn out. I haven't a watch battery put in a few years and it was $10. Now I need batteries in 4 of my watches and probably in my white ceramic watch too. That's my summer watch so I haven't worn it since September. Watch batteries are one of those things that price doesn't matter, I need the batteries. I have to pay whatever they charge.
04-06-2019 03:30 PM
@gemcd That's about right for the jeweler to change the batteries out. I took my Isaac watch to a jeweler because the back is ceramic, but usually I go to WalMart because they only charge for the battery (about $3-4) and nothing for labor. I've never had a watch damaged at WalMart ~ they do well.
04-06-2019 03:34 PM
A battery store here does it for free. You pay 9nly f9r tbe cost of the battery. It's about $5, I think. A bsttety store is probably less expensive than a jeweler would be..
04-06-2019 03:37 PM
I collect watches. Many of them are the wind up type and I have a few that are self winding kinetic. I love kinetic watches, no batteries needed and no winding every morning.
When I need to replace a battery, I buy a new one for a few dollars at Walmart and replace them myself.
I have a jewelers kit that includes everything to size a watch band and open the back of a watch. I do my own watch maintenance whenever possible.
04-06-2019 03:37 PM - edited 04-06-2019 03:40 PM
I have the same problem. Several watches all stopped at the same time. I think I pay about $10 too, although I've been quoted more for a ceramic watch. Used to be Macy's would do it reasonably but last time I went in there I think they quoted me $20!!
04-06-2019 03:54 PM
We have a battery place that we deal with. I love watches and probably have around 20. They usually go dead at the same time because I forget to pull the stems out. Battery place charges around 2-3 dollars a piece. My jeweler charges me nothing but I wouldn't impose when I have several that need done, especially since only a few are from him. $10.00 is too much I think.
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