Nixon watches are built to last. But batteries have pluses and minuses — and sometimes they need to be changed. If you’re wondering how to change a Nixon watch battery, you’ve come to the right place.

Changing the battery in your Nixon can zap new life into it. In fact, many of the calls we receive about our watches not working are because the battery has simply died and needs to be changed.

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to changing your Nixon watch battery. Specifically, whether or not your watch is still covered by warranty.

The Nixon Service Center performs a repair on a Nixon watch.

If it is covered by warranty, you can send the Nixon watch to our Service Center and we’ll take care of the swap for you. We offer a premium battery service that includes a battery replacement, a gasket check and lubrication, case back re-seal, and a pressure test to ensure water-resistance of the watch seal.

If your watch is over 2 years old and no longer covered by warranty, you can take your watch to any jeweler for a battery replacement. It’s pretty straightforward, but tougher than jumpstarting a car, so let a professional handle it.

It is best to leave battery changes to the professionals. We do not recommend DIY. If you open the case back of a Nixon watch, you will automatically void the warranty.

Here’s a checklist for you to use when your Nixon watch needs a new battery.

How to Change the Battery in a Nixon Watch

Follow these steps when your Nixon watch stops ticking and your battery needs to be replaced.

  1. Identify if your watch is covered by warranty. This is an important first step and will tell you whether you should go to a third-party jeweler or not. If your watch is covered by warranty, contact our Service Center. If your watch is not covered by warranty, you can either contact our Service Center or continue through the steps below.

  2. Identify your battery model. We’ve put together this Nixon watch battery replacement chart that you can use to determine what battery model your watch needs. A jeweler can install the battery quickly for you using this information.

  3. Find a jeweler. Look for a jeweler with a location convenient to you. Call ahead to make sure they have your battery model (unless you already bought one). You might also consider asking how quickly they can turn around the battery replacement.

    And don't forget - ask the jeweler for a case back re-seal and a pressure test to ensure water resistance of the watch!

  4. Drop off your watch. And if you did purchase a replacement Nixon watch battery on your own, make sure to bring that along as well.

  5. Wait for pickup.

There’s nothing worse than being without your favorite Nixon watch for an extended period. So, if you think your watch needs a new battery, take the steps above to give your watch a little revival.

And if you're over battery changes, check out these watches that don't use batteries at all!