Winter Snow Sport Gear
Backcountry Gadgets
Search Amazon for Electronics, Optics, Cameras:
Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#86433 - 01/08/08 09:24 AM Battery replacement in Timex watch
Pika Offline
member

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 1726
Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
This is probably one of those only occasionally useful posts but I thought it might help someone.

I just had the occasion to replace the battery in my Timex Indiglo Expedition watch. When I replaced the battery (CR 2016), the LCD screen stayed blank. I checked several places on the web and found that the battery needs to be shorted to the "AC pad" to reset the circuitry before the watch will work again. To accomplish this, do the following: Locate the small arrowhead on the battery cover that points to a shiny silver-colored piece on the watch circuit board. Briefly connect this to the small tab the battery cover screw goes through and the watch will fire up and be ready to be reset. I just bent a paper clip to the right shape and used that as a conductor for shorting.

The whole battery replacement is done as follows: Remove the four screws that hold the back in place; you will need a #00 Phillips screwdriver to do this. Remove the back. Locate the battery cover screw and remove (also a #00 Phillips). Lift the battery cover screw tab and then pull the battery and its cover from the watch (there is another tab that fits in a slot opposite the screw tab. Peel the battery cover off the old battery and replace the battery with a new one. Then just reverse the steps to re-assemble. The last step before replacing the back is to do the reset/short procedure.

An alternative to this procedure is to send the watch to Timex; I have been told they will replace the battery for $20.00 plus shipping. I spent $2.00 for the battery IIRC and had the #00 Phillips in my tool kit. You can get the small Phillips screwdriver from Harbor Freight or from a real hardware store (probably not Ace or True Value).
_________________________
May I walk in beauty.

Top
#86434 - 01/08/08 06:34 PM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: Pika]
oldranger Offline
member

Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
Loc: California (southern)
Another option - I have the very same watch and when the battery died, I took it into a watch store in the local mall. Three minutes and five bucks later, I had a running watch once more. Of course, I attribute it all to voodoo, and you actually know what makes your watch tick. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Top
#86435 - 01/09/08 07:07 AM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: oldranger]
Pika Offline
member

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 1726
Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
Yeah, that is what I would have liked to have done but when I took the watch into a place in Tucson, I was informed, somewhat snottily, that "they didn't work on disposable watches". So, being of Scottish descent, I got out the screwdriver and started work. If you look at the money I might have saved; well, maybe a few bucks. If you count my time, even at minimum wage, it was probably a $40.00 job. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
May I walk in beauty.

Top
#86436 - 01/09/08 11:01 AM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: Pika]
Trailrunner Offline
member

Registered: 01/05/02
Posts: 1835
Loc: Los Angeles
I have an old Timex "Ironman" series watch. The darn thing just won't die and I've done several battery changes over about 8 years. The procedure is the same as your watch but without the reset sequence. I lost one battery cover screw but it does fine without it and now it's lighter <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Last summer the "set" button quit working but a small bit of foil betwen the watch case and the innards fixed it.

It has been a good little watch.
_________________________
If you only travel on sunny days you will never reach your destination.*

* May not apply at certain latitudes in Canada and elsewhere.

Top
#86437 - 01/10/08 08:52 PM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: Pika]
oldranger Offline
member

Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
Loc: California (southern)
Well, OK, next time mail the watch to me, I will take it in to my shop, and send it back to you. Shouldn't take more than a month or so to change the battery. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Top
#86438 - 01/11/08 05:52 PM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: oldranger]
Earthling Offline
member

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
And he could call you and ask the time periodically <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
PEPPER SPRAY AIN'T BRAINS IN A CAN!

Top
#86439 - 01/11/08 10:15 PM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: Pika]
midnightsun03 Offline
member

Registered: 08/06/03
Posts: 2936
Loc: Alaska
But did you remember to cut off that silly little red ribbon thingie?

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

MNS

P.S. I have half a dozen "disposable" watches laying around, and another half dozen non-disposable watches, all needing batteries. Want a job?
_________________________
YMMV. Viewer discretion is advised.

Top
#86440 - 01/12/08 05:37 AM Re: Battery replacement in Timex watch [Re: midnightsun03]
Pika Offline
member

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 1726
Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
Quote:
Want a job?

Naw! I had one once and didn't like it at all!
_________________________
May I walk in beauty.

Top
#86441 - 01/15/08 07:34 AM huh? [Re: Pika]
cheap Offline
member

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 46
What is the model number?
I didn't know they made an expedition indiglo LCD.
Mine is the WR-50 Timex Indiglo.
It is analog with a calender wheel.
Weird
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
Huh?

Top
#86442 - 01/15/08 08:16 AM Re: huh? [Re: cheap]
Pika Offline
member

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 1726
Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
Well, I don't know the model number; it is not printed on the watch and I tossed the box three years ago. But, it says "Expedition" right there on the top of the watch face together with " Water 100m Resistant". On the bottom of the face is a button with "Indiglow" printed on it and when I push the button, the LCD screen lights up with a blue-green color. My granddaughter loves the light and keeps pushing the button; perhaps that's why I had to replace the battery. The light and the chronometer are the main reasons I got this particular watch although having it tell time and the date are also a plus. The watch is pretty scratched up and scuzzy by now and the leather watch band has a peculiar odor to it but otherwise, it's as good as new. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
May I walk in beauty.

Top
#86443 - 01/15/08 03:38 PM Re: huh? [Re: Pika]
cheap Offline
member

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 46
Oh, I see.
Yah, the backlight glow takes a lot of battery!
Maybe you should get your daughter her own- and have her replace the battery!
Maybe not such a good idea:
"hey daddy, what does this little gear do? it fell out" <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Mine is only water resistant to 50 metres- <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

But who is going to dive to 150 feet?

oh well
_________________________
Huh?

Top
#86444 - 01/15/08 09:30 PM Re: huh? [Re: Pika]
Earthling Offline
member

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Quote:
Well, I don't know the model number; it is not printed on the watch and I tossed the box three years ago. But, it says "Expedition" right there on the top of the watch face together with " Water 100m Resistant". On the bottom of the face is a button with "Indiglow" printed on it and when I push the button, the LCD screen lights up with a blue-green color. My granddaughter loves the light and keeps pushing the button; perhaps that's why I had to replace the battery. The light and the chronometer are the main reasons I got this particular watch although having it tell time and the date are also a plus. The watch is pretty scratched up and scuzzy by now and the leather watch band has a peculiar odor to it but otherwise, it's as good as new. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


What!?! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> You did What?! How could you not keep a cheezy watch box Pika <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Yer' sure not like your namesake <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
PEPPER SPRAY AIN'T BRAINS IN A CAN!

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
what is the lightest framed backpack around 40L
by toddfw2003
07:23 PM
a worthy challenger to the msr pocket rocket2
by the-gr8t-waldo
01:28 PM
Lowa Renegade Hiking boots
by HikeVibes
10/11/17 08:21 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Napa Fires
by balzaccom
10/11/17 07:43 PM
Backpacking the Ouachita Trail thanksgiving
by toddfw2003
10/05/17 11:54 PM
Rockfalll on El Capitan in Yosemite
by balzaccom
09/28/17 09:47 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
alcohol stove comparisons
by Bike_packer
10/03/17 08:56 PM
Can footprint plasticizer harm tent ground-sheet?
by Weston1000
09/10/17 02:24 AM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 35 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Pasquale, Rahultravel, Tated, fester225, TwodoGz
12420 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com