Michael Kors Watch Battery Replacement Guide

In this guide, we will explain how to replace a Michael Kors watch battery. It does require some tools and a steady hand. Make sure to work very carefully to prevent additional damage while replacing the battery. 

If you’d prefer to leave the battery replacement to the experts, many opt to use our Michael Kors mail-in watch battery replacement service. You can request a free, printable shipping label to mail your watch to our service center. Our repair specialists strive to make it as fast and simple as possible.

If you feel comfortable performing the process on your own, follow the steps below.

Michael Kors Watch Battery Replacement Guide

1. Open the Back of a Michael Kors Watch

First, we will need to remove the back of your Michael Kors. This can be difficult without the proper tools handy. We recommend using a common watch back opener to help make this process less difficult. 

You can also use a flathead screwdriver or pocket knife, but tread carefully if you’re going this route. You do not want to cut yourself or scratch the case of the watch. 

Locate your watch’s hinge on the back case. It will look like a small indentation along the outer ring of the case. Place the edge of your tool underneath this backing hinge, and lift. With a little pressure, the case should pop off.

2. Find the Battery Size of a Michael Kors Watch

Once the back is open, you’ll be able to view the inner components of the watch – including the cell battery. With a magnifying glass, look at what battery size powers your Michael Kors. The size will be visible on the battery itself. Be sure to purchase the exact same kind of battery, as a slightly different size will not fit.

Michael Kors use 395 and 371 pretty evenly.

We recommend using a quality brand such as Duracell or Renata when replacing the battery of your Michael Kors watch.

At our repair center, we stock all battery sizes – as well as dozens of other sizes.

3. How to Change a Michael Kors Watch Battery

Take note of the exact positioning of the battery, you’ll need to replace the new one in the same manner. Inside certain Michael Kors models of watches, there is a clip over the battery that holds the cell in place. The clip may be screwed or pinned over the top. If there is a clip, carefully remove or loosen it. 

Once the battery is accessible, insert your tool of choice into the opening. Slowly ease the old battery from the casing. Unpackage your new battery and replace it in the same spot.

Gently press the new battery into position, and reclip if necessary. Make sure not to nick any other mechanisms inside the watch, as this can cause more serious, auxiliary damage. 

Before closing the back cover, make sure the watch is functional. If it is not, you may have installed the battery incorrectly, or there may be additional damage to the watch. If you cannot get the watch working properly, you can mail it to our service center for a complete inspection

4. Secure the Cover Back on the Michael Kors Watch

If your watch is keeping time and functioning properly, great! The last step is to add the back cover onto the watch. The easiest way to perform this is with a watch press set. Most come with an assortment of sizes that allow you to fit the press to your specific watch case.

If you don’t have a press, you can attempt to secure the case back with your thumbs. You’ll need to apply a significant amount of pressure. If you can successfully press it back into place, you should feel a light click. 

We hope this guide has helped you learn how to change a battery on a Michael Kors watch. If you are having issues, please feel free to request a shipping label and mail the watch to our repair specialists. We provide a variety of Michael Kors watch repair services, including battery replacements, movement services, glass crystal replacements, band repairs, and more. We will be happy to help restore your watch back to complete functionality.