|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.6 x 4.5 x 1.4 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
SE Watch Battery Replacement Kit
|Price:||$16.99 & FREE Shipping|
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Top Customer Reviews
Be advised: you're *not* buying precision-made "Swiss" tools here! These are simple pieces, crafted in India, packaged in a rather flimsy rolled-up plastic packet. BUT...they get the job done, and considering that you probably won't use them but one or two times a year, they're a good investment.
A caution to fellow consumers: these are VERY sharp tools, and you can easily injure yourself if a tool slips while you're prying off the back of a watch! BE CAREFUL...these are NOT for use by kids or the inherently clumsy!
A small phamplet from Energizer was packed with the tool set, and the tiny pictures cover some of the basics of watch back removal. It's at least enough to get you started.
Even though this is a handy set, watch back removal (and reinstallation) is still a tricky prospect. Yes, you'll save money by "doing it yourself," but replacing watch batteries can still be very, very frustrating!
The reason that I can't give this 5 stars is that there were no instructions.
I had ordered a watch repair guide that explained how to get the backs off using this equipment and/or other tools that I could have ordered from Amazon.
Of course, as a beginner, I wasn't sure which tools to buy (even after reading conflicting reviews), so I purchased the 16-piece SE set, the SE watch case tool with adapters and this 10 piece set.
Unlike the others which are made in China, this one is made in India.
The tools in this Battery Replacement set are:
- Two mini-screwdrivers
- Watch Case Opener (horizontal and not the usually two-three tip tool with adapter)
- Seiko case remover
- Plastic tweezer
- Non-Magnetic Tweezer
- Dust Brush
II. Removing Watch Case Back
And this is probably the tool that I actually have had more success in removing case-backs with a hole on the caseback and that is using the watch tool remover that came with this set. It was easy to use and it's funny that a few jewelers were unable to open the case with their watch case opener (the blue object in picture), so I was glad to see that this thing came in handy.
I used the screwdrivers from this set the most than what I have in my 16-piece as it looks more sturdy.
I liked how it came with the brush, because if you are opening older watches, you'll notice crumbs or dirt that could have gotten inside and so the brush comes in handy.
The knife looked like I can cut myself easy with it, so I preferred to use the knife case opener for older vintage watches to remove the case back. These casebacks have no holes or divots but by putting your knife to an angle near the lugs, these type of cases then remove easily with the knife.Read more ›
I actually went in and did a cost analysis of these same tools at different web sites, and this little tool
kit is worth the investment. I am an avid watch collector -- from expensive to "cheap" and fun watches. I
could spend a small fortune to keep my little watch wardrobe keeping good time -- thus, the purchase of
this kit. The only thing the kit does not have is a piece of LEATHER!!! Another post here gives excellent
advice on keeping it SAFE. These tools will damage your thumb on the opposite hand that is holding the watch
back; if you slip off and gouge the tool into that finger (thumb) holding the watch case. BE vigilant!
Wear a leather glove on the hand holding the watch back OR, as in the video on U-Tube, use a piece of leather
to hold the watch back and protect that hand holding the watch back -- all it takes is a slip, and you're running
to the emergency room for a wound that you could have avoided.
This kit is worth the price.
The packaging is fine and in order, there are no instructions but you can get them online over at watch repair toolguide dot com and the kit does provide the link to the site.
I had 6 batteries to replace and each had the snap back case so I found that the smaller Seiko tool from the kit worked best on all of those and only 2 of the watches were actually Seiko.
So not sure how much use I will get from the rest of the tools in the kits but still it was a good deal.
If you are looking to save some money and not have to take your watches to a pro and pay a high fee then this kit should work for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great buy. I am saving time and money by being able to replace the batteries in my watches.Published 3 months ago by Peggy D
I'm really disappointed. I have about 10 watches that need new batteries. All are snap backs. I thought this kit would be great. It came with absolutely no instructions whatsoever. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer