1. Does My Citizen Watch Even Have a Battery?
First, you will need to diagnose the model of Citizen watch you have. If it is labeled a “Quartz” watch, the movement is powered with a standard battery (and you can skip to Step 2). However, if it is labeled as an “Eco-Drive” watch, it is not powered with a battery.
An Eco-Drive watch is powered with a special type of cell called a capacitor. Capacitors generate power when exposed to light sources, and undergo a power saving mode when kept in darkness. Capacitors generally need a replacement every 5-15 years.
Unfortunately, we do not recommend changing out solar capacitors without training. It can be done, but there is a higher risk of permanently damage the watch. If you need a Citizen Eco-Drive watch battery replacement, you can request a free shipping label. Our specialists have the training and experience to restore full functionality.