Skagen Watch Battery Replacement Guide

In this guide, we will explain how to replace a Skagen watch battery. It does require some tools, but it should not take a long time. Make sure to work very carefully to prevent additional damage to your watch. 

If you’d prefer to leave the battery replacement to the experts, many opt to use our Skagen mail-in watch battery replacement service. You can request a free, printable shipping label to mail your watch to our service center.

If you feel comfortable performing the process on your own, follow the steps below to learn how to change a Skagen watch battery. Before continuing, make sure your watch is not a solar watch.

Skagen Watch Battery Replacement Guide

1. Open the Back of a Skagen Watch

First, we will need to remove the back of your Skagen. 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 Skagen Watch

Now you’ll be able to view the inner components of the watch. With a magnifying glass, see what type of battery powers your Skagen. A Skagen watch battery size is usually a 364 or 377.

We recommend using a quality brand such as Duracell or Renata for replacement batteries for Skagen watches. At our repair center, we stock all Skagen battery sizes – as well as dozens of other sizes.

3. How to Replace the Watch Battery in a Skagen

Inside certain Skagen watch models, 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.

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 Skagen 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. Make sure the seal is tight to retain water resistance. 

We hope this guide has helped you learn how to change a battery in a Skagen watch. If you are having issues, please feel free to request a shipping label. We provide a variety of Skagen Denmark watch repair services, including battery replacements, watch movement services, rubber gasket replacements, watch face crystal replacements, watch bands, and more.