How to Change a Fossil Watch Battery

by Justin Otto ; Updated September 28, 2017

A jeweler's screwdriver will help you remove the watch's back plate.

screwdriver, jeweler image by Greg Pickens from

Fossil watches are largely reliable timepieces. Unfortunately, the batteries in them are harder to replace than in most watches because they are pressurized and sealed. This article will tell you just what needs to be done so that you're on time for that next lunch or dinner date.

Locate the slots on the back plate of the watch.

Insert the corner of the screwdriver into one slot and use it to spin the plate counterclockwise.

Remove the nylon cover on the interior of the watch by prying it up with the flat-head screwdriver.

Depress the spring that holds the battery catch with the screwdriver until it releases.

Replace the battery.

Follow these steps in reverse to reseal the watch.

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About the Author

Justin K. Otto is a freelance writer & editor from Pensacola, Florida. He has been writing for 9 years and professionally for just over 2 for several publications such as The Pensacola News Journal, a Gannett Publication, the PJC Corsair and Kayak Angler Magazine. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in journalism.