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Hi,

I've got an inexpensive Seiko watch that I'd like to get repaired. It probably just needs a battery replacement. Obviously there are lots of high end watch shops in Zurich, but I only need something very basic (watch is probably worth less than 200 CHF) and preferably inexpensive.

Anyone have a favorite jeweler?

Thanks!
-Vinay

Sorry I should've specified in the original post/title that I am living in Zurich, so preferably something in or near Zurich.

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Old 01.05.2015, 20:43
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

Have you tried to see if you can do it yourself. Quite simple in most cases with a very small screw driver and a new battery from Jumbo.
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Old 01.05.2015, 20:52
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

For some reason I didn't even think to try! But I should. Do you know if Jumbo carries case wrenches?
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For some reason I didn't even think to try! But I should. Do you know if Jumbo carries case wrenches?
Not sure about case wrenches, never used one tbh.
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

It's not expensive to have a watch battery replaced in Manor and they have the correct tools for the job. It is probably cheaper than buying a battery and case wrench and doing it yourself. It's quite easy to crack the 'glass' when trying to put the back onto a watch after a battery replacement.
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For some reason I didn't even think to try! But I should. Do you know if Jumbo carries case wrenches?
Almost impossible, cracking the glass that is.
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It's not expensive to have a watch battery replaced in Manor and they have the correct tools for the job. It is probably cheaper than buying a battery and case wrench and doing it yourself. It's quite easy to crack the 'glass' when trying to put the back onto a watch after a battery replacement.
Manor wanted to charge me 100CHF to change the battery in mine.

I bought the battery for 2CHF and did it myself.
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

However scratching the battery cover is quite easy, and battery terminals are thin. And if unscrewing tiny bits then never do it on a desk over a carpet as they're impossible to find.
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

Changing a watch battery or modifying a watch strap is easy.... check out You Tube and pay for one of these....

http://www.ebay.ch/itm/144-Pcs-Watch...item19e286b4c6
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

A Mister Minit changed the battery. for my watch for less than 15 CHF (can't remember exactly how much) for me. I remember he said a bit higher first then came down. It was in Oerlikon opposite the train station. See below:

http://www.neumarkt-oerlikon.ch/geschaefte.html

You could ask other Mister Minits.
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Manor wanted to charge me 100CHF to change the battery in mine.

I bought the battery for 2CHF and did it myself.
Really? They charged me 10chf to change mine. You obviously go to the wrong Manor. They have the price list clearly displayed in our one.

The Mister Minit place has twice broken the glass on OH's watches ( which they obviously had to replace at their expense) so I would never take a watch there.

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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

buy a $20 casio, then you can replace the watch in 20 years when the battery runs out
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Manor wanted to charge me 100CHF to change the battery in mine.

I bought the battery for 2CHF and did it myself.
You got away cheap, they tried to charge me Chf 200.--
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Really? They charged me 10chf do change mine. You obviously go to the wrong Manor. They have the price list clearly displayed in our one.

The Mister Minit place has twice broken the glass on OH's watches ( which they obviously had to replace at their expense) so I would never take a watch there.
Out of interest, where is that Manor?
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Re: Watch repair (battery replacement) for inexpensive watch

It won't help you since you are in ZH but if someone from Lausanne searches this thread there is a shop in the Lsne Train station across from the Coop Pronto (lake side of the station) that changes batteries for CHF 5.
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Out of interest, where is that Manor?
Neuchâtel so obviously no use for the OP but I wouldn't have thought there'd be huge differences between the different store prices.
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Neuchâtel so obviously no use for the OP but I wouldn't have thought there'd be huge differences between the different store prices.
He's got one of them fancy uranium watches, thus it's a bit more expensive.
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Manor wanted to charge me 100CHF to change the battery in mine.

I bought the battery for 2CHF and did it myself.
They asked me for 20chf incl battery cost for a tissot watch (Manor in Lausanne)
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Out of interest, where is that Manor?
Pfaffikon, Seedamm Center.

To be fair, they weren't willing to change the battery there and said thy would have to send it away. It was a Tissot.

(I just checked the official Tissot charges and to be fair to Manor, they're only charging a 20CHF handling fee).


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