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    Designer watch battery replacement questions

    my wife has this DKNY timepiece. It is a gold bracelet style. It was $300+ and has some sentimental value. Anyway the battery went on it.

    It looks like a sealed unit. Is there a way to change batteries ? Do i have to get a watch repairman to do it ? Has anyone done this before ?
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    ^ It should be easy enough as long as it isn't waterproof to 50m or deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    my wife has this DKNY timepiece. It is a gold bracelet style. It was $300+ and has some sentimental value. Anyway the battery went on it.

    It looks like a sealed unit. Is there a way to change batteries ? Do i have to get a watch repairman to do it ? Has anyone done this before ?

    Take it to a good watch shop. My wife has a Cartier Roadster, which in the ladies model is battery driven. Had it for about 14 years, and maybe every 5 years needs a new battery. The shop she uses is an opticians that also sells quality watches. Phuket Town I know no use to you, but I think they're part of a chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Take it to a good watch shop. My wife has a Cartier Roadster, which in the ladies model is battery driven. Had it for about 14 years, and maybe every 5 years needs a new battery. The shop she uses is an opticians that also sells quality watches. Phuket Town I know no use to you, but I think they're part of a chain.
    Tahts what I did. There's a watch guy at the local dept store. He changed the battery right in front of me. $22 installed.

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    Easy peasy lemon squeezy pizza is cheesy...


    Buck and a half you can change it on yer own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Easy peasy lemon squeezy pizza is cheesy...

    Buck and a half you can change it on yer own.
    Ah, but that waterproof seal is the important bit to change also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    He changed the battery right in front of me. $22 installed.
    100 baht here.

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    Did you pay someone to change that battery before or after you started this thread ?

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    You didn’t know what to do when a watch battery goes flat?
    Seriously?

    While you’re here, where do I go to get a bicycle tyre changed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post

    While you’re here, where do I go to get a bicycle tyre changed?

    I use Kottonmouth Cycle Services out by the lake. great service at a great price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You didn’t know what to do when a watch battery goes flat?
    Seriously?

    While you’re here, where do I go to get a bicycle tyre changed?

    I used to change screens on flip phones in the early 2000's numbnuts . This watch looks like one piece of metal. There's nothing to indicate that it can be taken apart. I didn't want to start experimenting on it.

    The watch repairman has something called skills. That he acquires from specializing on watches. And he had a tool to open it up. But i didn't even know if watch repair places were common anymore. Hence the thread.

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    Yeah, that’s why it’s bleedin’ obvious that you take it to a watch seller!

    My post clearly implied that, but you were too damn dense to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yeah, that’s why it’s bleedin’ obvious that you take it to a watch seller!

    My post clearly implied that, but you were too damn dense to get it.
    Its not bleeding obvious at all. Almost all of retail these days is just that. Retail ! And the employees are just drones. This isn't the 1950's. Where skilled craftsmen are on staff to handle your repairs and shit.

    Try getting a pair of shoes fixed at Sportcheck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Did you pay someone to change that battery before or after you started this thread ?
    I took PAG's advice and brought it in while i was going out to get a haircut anyway. I didn't even know if it was the battery. Something else could have been fucked. Don't forget that we are dealing with women here. Why would I want to start ripping it apart and getting shit for it if there's a bad result ?

    I would have had to drive to get a battery anyway.

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    A ‘craftsman’ to change a watch battery.



    People are ‘on hand’ to change watch batteries, as you just found out.

    wtf do sports shoes have to do with anything?

    Good that you knew where to get a haircut, at least. Did you ask about that on smeg’s site?

    Quit while you’re behind, eh ‘numbnuts’?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    The watch repairman has something called skills. That he acquires from specializing on watches.
    You make it sound like Liam Neeson from Taken replaced the battery.

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    $300.00 DKNY designer watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    A ‘craftsman’ to change a watch battery.



    People are ‘on hand’ to change watch batteries, as you just found out.

    wtf do sports shoes have to do with anything?

    Good that you knew where to get a haircut, at least. Did you ask about that on smeg’s site?

    Quit while you’re behind, eh ‘numbnuts’?
    The watch didn't work. It was just a guess that the battery was dead.

    And the guy who changed it was a crafty old man. It wasn't just some 18 yo blowjob retail drone who watched a video on an IPad to learn how to do it.

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    ^^Hey, the battery was sealed inside.

    Pretty advanced stuff.

    This guy might just be dumber than Chucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    $300.00 DKNY designer watch.
    Donna Karan (/ˈkærən/, born Donna Ivy Faske; October 2, 1948), also known as "DK", is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Donna Karan (/ˈkærən/, born Donna Ivy Faske; October 2, 1948), also known as "DK", is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels
    I know who she is, in fact did business with her when I was with Bali Fabrications a hell of a long time ago.

    Just solidified your position of resident moron in spades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Tahts what I did. There's a watch guy at the local dept store. He changed the battery right in front of me. $22 installed.
    Money to waste hey.
    Hope you watched him carefully.
    If a smooth back, as you stated then you could have opened it with a penknife, changed battery, and snapped it shut without problem. Cheap designer watch with heavy price tag.

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    ^ indeed its tat like all the "designer" label stuff - made in 3rd world countries for a pittance and sold to idiots by label owners laughing all the way to the bank at what cretins will pay for a label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    You make it sound like Liam Neeson from Taken replaced the battery.
    “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will change your watch battery.”
    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ indeed its tat like all the "designer" label stuff - made in 3rd world countries for a pittance and sold to idiots by label owners laughing all the way to the bank at what cretins will pay for a label.
    Yep, DKNY is china made garbage.

    lol @ "designer" as if it gives some credibility !

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