Watch Battery Replacement

Each watch measures time, but some watches are truly timeless. Whether you wear your watch as a fashion statement or you’re one of the few folks who doesn’t use their smartphone to tell time, your watch is a valuable accessory. Unless it’s a wind-up, your watch is only as effective as the battery inside it.

When it’s time to replace the battery in your priceless timepiece, My Jewelry Repair is your source for top-quality watch battery replacement and installation services.

Watch Battery Replacement: Don’t Try This at Home!

Industry professionals warn against servicing a watch yourself beyond giving it a wipe down. Even replacing something that sounds as simple as a watch battery needs to be left to certified technicians. Even the most minor repairs pose a potential risk of damaging the watch itself.

My Jewelry Repair works on a lot of projects with an amazing amount of moving parts. For this reason our watch repair center is a sterile and controlled environment. Our certified watchmakers wear lab coats in our facilities, all in the pursuit of offering superior watch and jewelry repairs to our customers.

The Most Common Mistake with Battery Replacements: Failing to Pressure Test

One of the most common mistakes that non-certified watchmakers do when they replace the battery is that they fail to ensure that the case is sealed properly afterward… and thus the watch is no longer Water Resistant! This has lead to some nightmare scenarios, where many owners of fine watches have their timepieces receive heavy water damage from situations that they were previously ok in.

This nightmare scenario is very avoidable, and for every battery replacement, when a Certified Watchmaker performs a Water Pressurization Test. This is why our facilities have top of the line equipment, and why the Pressurization Test comes Standard with every Battery Replacement performed by the watchmakers at MyJewelryRepair.com.

The My Jewelry Repair Difference

Just because you need to fix your watch, it shouldn’t take valuable time out of your day. We have the knowledge, the ability and the tools to properly open your watch, test the current battery, and install a new cell that will have it working at optimum capacity again with a quick turnaround.

We have diagnostic machines that let us know if there’s anything wrong with your watch. We inspect the battery, the watch coil, quartz crystals, and also mechanical movements, staying ahead of any potential issues. We repair antique watches (even watches from the early 1900s) using original parts whenever possible. Just like with newer car models, replacement parts for newer mechanical watches are easier to find. With antique watches, we either find the original part or make it from scratch for our customers.

We Make Professional Watch Battery Replacement Easy

No matter how much it cost, your watch deserves respect. A part of that is knowing what to do when the time comes for repair and watch battery replacement. The answer is MyJewelryRepair.com. All you have to do is follow our easy instructions online and your watch and jewelry will be good as new through our convenient, reliable online mail-in service.

For more information about our other types of repairs, please visit:
Watch Repair Services.

If you would like to place a watch glass replacement or repair order, please click on the “Get Started” button below.

Commonly Asked Watch Repair Questions:


How Much Does Watch Repair Cost?
It all depends on what your watch needs. A Battery Replacement by itself is pretty simple. However something like a crystal replacement can get a little complicated depending if it’s cracked, or shattered and glass fragments have damaged the movement. The chart below gives some insight to the most common types of watch repair services.

Watch Repair Pricing

Pricing chart for costs associated with some common watch repair services. Pricing may vary for certain brands, luxury and/or vintage watches.
ServicePrice
Battery Replacement (includes pressure test)$39.99
Leather Band Repair/Replacement$49.99
Crystal Replacement$59.99
Stem & Crown$69.99
Movement Clean & Overhaul - Quartz$129.99
Mechanical Clean & Overhaul - Movement$249.99
See Full: Pricing List

How Does Watch Repair By Mail Work?

You Never Have to Leave Your Home!

Print your shipping label and order slip. Choose your insurance, pack your repair(s). My Jewelry Repair provides step-by-step instructions for safe packaging and travel. All you have to do from there is schedule USPS courier pickup if you don’t want to leave your home, or drop-off (with your nearest USPS location). Tracking included for safe arrival and transparency.

You’ll never have to navigate a baffling mall layout again, looking for a ‘quick’ repair that takes forever. All you have to do is put the watch in the mail and we’ll have it back with a quick turnaround, fully restored, fully functional.

How it Works


What If I Don't Know What Kind Of Watch Repair I Need?

Watches can be complicated and sometimes delicate objects, many of which are one of a kind. Our master watchmakers take utmost care during every step of the repair and restoration process.

Common Watch Situations

Watches generally come to us due to:

  • Watch worn during inappropriate activities
  • Improper use of chronograph functions
  • Exposing watch to magnetic fields
  • Improper watch function settings
  • Winding a watch while wearing it
  • Cross-threading watch crown
  • DIY battery replacement
  • Improper watch storage

Unless you’re a specialist, don’t try this at home. We see a lot of interesting stuff that comes to us from those do-it-yourself folks.

From professional battery replacements to mechanical movement overhauls, we have all of your watch repair needs covered!
Online Watch Repair by Mail


'Where Can I Find Watch Repair Near Me?'

With MyJewelryRepair.com… Anywhere!

When you find your self asking where to go, you’ll be glad to know we can provide services from anywhere in the country! We have locations on both coasts and offer free standard shipping – even from Alaska and Hawaii.

All of our services are available at all times

From New York to Los Angeles, Ohio to Texas, our services are not limited by location. We can serve you anywhere in the United States with Free Standard Shipping. Meaning you can get the highest quality in watch repair without restrictions.


What Does A Watch Repair Warranty Usually Cover?

We Can Take Care of What Your Warranty Won’t

Is your watch beyond its warranty? Send it on over to MyJewelryRepair.com right away for repairs with great turnaround and competitive rates!

Most new watches come with a 2 year warranty as long as you keep the recommended servicing at specific intervals set by the manufacturer. But warranty’s rarely cover unforeseen accidents or negligence…

Out-Of-Warranty Information

Manufacturer Warranties rarely cover:

  • Damage / scratches to watch finish (case, crystal, bracelet, strap or other components)
  • Damage caused by failure to comply with parameters of maintenance schedule
  • Moisture damage (applicable to non-water resistant watches)
  • Damage brought about by misuse, accident, or tampering
  • Damage caused by third party repairs
  • Accidental damage

We do vintage watch restoration, mechanical and automatic movement repair, quartz movement replacement, and much more!


How Long Does Watch Repair Take?

This will depend on the kind of watch repair service you will need. A simple battery replacement can be processed by our Certified Watchmakers under a week. A movement overhaul on the other hand can be very variable, and is subject to availability of parts.

For a more complete breakdown, please visit: Standard Repair Timelines

“Searched All Over Russia/Ukraine for the Parts Needed”

This particular work order took over a year to fully complete, with the watch being sent back three times for all the work to be done properly. I do understand that this was harder project given that it’s a vintage Russian movement, but I can’t tell you enough how much

I feel like I have found a treasure

THANK YOU for restoring my Montana Silversmiths Earrings back to their original condition! You did an awesome job, and, they are as beautiful now as when I purchased them over 25 years ago! I called Montana Silversmiths and spoke with Sheila Green in Customer Service, and gave her your contact

Jennifer Greene

They did a beautiful job on the exterior cleaning and polish

Sent my automatic watch to these folks for repair as it was no longer keeping accurate time, they assessed the watch for needed repairs and sent me the estimate which I approved. About three weeks later I received a email stating that my watch had shipped, they provide a tracking

Gordon M.