What Battery Does a Fossil Watch Use? 

 September 26, 2021

By  Phil Borges

Do you know what battery does a Fossil watch use? If not, you will want to read this article. The response to this question can be complex because there are several different types of Fossil watches in the market, each with its own unique power source. I am going to discuss the different types of batteries that are used in Fossil watches and why it is important for an owner of a Fossil watch to understand which battery they have.

What battery type does a Fossil watch use?

The Fossil watch company has been around for over 100 years, and it is currently one of the most famous branded watches in the world. Fossil watches are known for their diverse collection of men's and women's fashion accessories. These branded watches are powered by batteries that vary depending on the specific model. 

If not a full smartwatch, most Fossil timepieces will rely on a standard watch battery. A 371 battery is commonly used in some models. 

If your Fossil watch is a hybrid type, then the battery it needs is a CR2430. You can buy this battery online, like from Amazon or from a physical store near you like Walmart. This CR2430 battery is a 3V Lithium battery, and there are different manufacturers that produce this, like Duracell, Renata, Energizer, etc. The fossil hybrid FB-01, on the other hand, requires a CR2025 battery.

Some other popular Fossil Hybrid watches like the FTW1166, FTQ1165, FTW1180, and FTW1194 all use the same CR2430 battery.

There are Fossil models such as FTW7007 and FTW7009 that use an SP380922SE battery, while the FTW7022 and FTW7019 use an SP390919 battery type.

Other brands like the Quartz Chronographs use an SR621SW battery, the Quartz Thee hand movements take an SR626SW battery, and the Multifunction watch type requires an SR927SW battery.

Battery type varies from one Fossil watch model to another. If you are confused, you can go online and find the SKU model number on the Fossil website to check the battery needed for your specific type of Fossil timepiece.

Where to get batteries for Fossil watches?

Replacement batteries can easily be found online and at most local drug stores for a modest price, but many Fossil watches have special features such as an alarm clock, date display, and stopwatch function. These additional functions drain the battery much faster than those without them, so it is essential to keep these in mind before purchasing a replacement battery.

But if you want to keep your timepiece investment in its best shape, I suggest that you get a battery replacement from a Fossil store near you. Please check with your local store before making the purchase, as battery types and availability may vary by location.

How long does a battery last in a Fossil watch?

The batteries in Fossil watches are intended to last for two years. But this will significantly depend on how often you wear your Fossil watch and if it has any of the extra features that drain the battery quickly.

If your Fossil needs a battery replacement, it is highly suggested not to try to change it yourself; doing so may damage the internal machinery of your timepiece, rendering it useless. Take your Fossil watch to an authorized dealer or to a local reputable jeweler and have a professional change the battery for you. These professionals have special tools and experience and will be able to properly change the battery without damaging your watch.


Fossil watches are very popular nowadays, but some people might not know what kind of power source they need for their timepieces. If you are wearing one made by this brand, then make sure that you keep this precious timepiece in its tip-top condition with a new battery.

Look out for some obvious signs of battery drains such as delay on time display, dimming of the glowing hands on analog watches, and stopwatch malfunction, etc. Finding out these signs early would save you from experiencing the worst condition of watch failure.

Remember that Fossils are beautiful and unique pieces that need proper care in order for them to function properly over time. It is very important to get a new battery when the old one fails because ignoring this issue would lead to major problems with your watch, and it might have to be sent back for repairs which could be costly depending on the extent of damage done by not having enough power or electricity passing through its components.

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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