How to Change the Battery in a Skagen Watch? 

 September 25, 2021

By  Phil Borges

Did you know that your Skagen watch is powered by a battery? The battery usually lasts for about two years. If the watch will not keep time or it has stopped working altogether, it might be time to change the battery. Fortunately, changing the battery in a Skagen watch is an easy process. You can do this at home with some basic tools and supplies. We will guide and walk you through how to change the battery in a Skagen watch.

How to change the battery in a Skagen watch?

The Skagen watch is a sleek Danish timepiece that has been around for over 40 years. With its perfect accessory that will complete your outfit, the time will come it will stop ticking. If you've noticed that your Skagen watch battery needs to be replaced, don't panic. It's an easy process! Here are the steps on how to change a Skagen watch battery:

For this project, you will need a small flat head screwdriver and a pair of tweezers. Both are inexpensive and available at any hardware store.

Step One: Flip the watch over to examine the back casing to see what sort of case it has. It should be a smooth case with a tiny notch on one side if it has a snap-on cover. 

Step Two: Remove your Skagen watch back case with the use of a small flat head screwdriver and put it aside on a clean surface where you won't lose it. If there is any dirt or dust inside, gently blow them away with compressed air to avoid scratching the parts of your watch while changing batteries.

Step Three: Use the tweezers to gently pull out the old battery. It should be a round, flat button cell battery with a symbol showing whether it is alkaline or silver oxide.

Step Four: This next step is optional, only if you want to clean your Skagen watch before replacing the new battery. Use a piece of cotton buds and a small amount of 50% alcohol to clean the edges where the metal cap meets the watch. It's highly recommended if the dirt is causing interference or decreasing battery life. But be careful not to touch the little engine circuit board and not to get any of the alcohol on it or inside your watch.

Step Five: Gently insert in your new watch battery and make sure that you have put it properly in the compartment.

Step Six: Snap back the Skagen watches case to its original position and make sure that it's secure in place.

How often should you replace the battery in a Skagen watch?

There's no good answer to how often you should replace a battery in a Skagen watch because it depends on the manufacturer and because the battery life varies from one brand to another. But on average, watch batteries last from three to five years.

You should also take into consideration on how often you wear the watch and what kind of activities you do while wearing it. If you wear a watch during a lot of activities, the battery might drain faster.

What are the signs when your watch needs a new battery?

The watch needs a new battery when the time is constantly being reset. This is because the movement of the gears in the watch needs to be powered by springs that are driven by electricity. When they are not being powered, they stop moving, and this causes your watch to lose time.

When the watch doesn't give the correct time, it is probably a sign that the battery needs to be replaced.

If you notice that the second-hand jumps instead of ticking, it is an indicator that the battery is getting weak.

There are cases when moisture gets into the watch and causes corrosion in the battery. This can be a sign that you should change your Skagen watch's battery because it will not work for much longer if left untreated.

If these signs are present or familiar to you, it's probably the best time to get a replacement for your Skagen watch. This way, you will not have to constantly worry about losing time.


In order to protect your timepiece investment, it is important to take care of your watch and replace the battery when needed. Doing so will keep your Skagen working in excellent condition for a long time. It is best to change the battery as soon as the first signs of battery drain are noticed. This prevents further complications and gives you the chance to get years more life out of your watch. It is also useful to keep a spare battery on hand in case the new one needs to be changed quickly.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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