How Much Does a Watch Battery Replacement Cost?

Author Long's Jewelers
Date Feb 15, 2021
How much does a watch battery repair cost?

At Long's, we replace hundreds of batteries every year from all types of timepieces, new and old. So when customers ask, “how much is watch battery replacement”?, we can tell you from experience that the cost of a basic battery replacement starts at just $10. To change a watch battery is expedient - most replacements can be done while you wait (although some can take a few days or, in very few cases, even a few weeks).

The $10 watch battery replacement cost is for watches that are not sealed for water resistance, which means these should not be submerged or exposed to water because of the possibility of a leak. Watches that need to be sealed for water resistance take longer to service because these pieces need to be resealed, worn gaskets need to be replaced, and finally each watch is carefully pressure-tested on professional equipment to ensure a proper seal going forward. Water resistant battery replacement for watches range in price from $45-$60 and chronograph models range from $65-$95

When it comes to watch repair, batteries are sometimes not replaceable in-house. It's important to note that while we're able to repair a watch battery for some pieces manufactured today, certain brands and models do require service from the original manufacturer’s factory. The price of a watch battery replacement will vary depending on the manufacturer, but could run into the hundreds.

If you're concerned about your watch batteries, repair and replacement services are our specialty. Make an appointment at one of our stores to schedule a watch battery replacement today >>

Long's has master watchmakers on staff, plus dozens of trained customer service associates who can perform basic battery replacements along with watch sizing and adjustments. We hope this guide has given you a good idea of what to expect for an average watch battery replacement cost. Stop by any of our New England retail locations today to get your watch working again or make an appointment today

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