Where to Get a Watch Battery Replaced: 15+ Options Listed

Short Answer: You can get a watch battery replacement from jewelry stores like Kay Jewelers and Zales, department stores like JCPenney, specialty stores like Batteries Plus Bulbs, and mail-in repair services like The Jewelry Center. Watch battery replacement may cost anywhere from $10 to $50 or more, depending on the type of watch, battery complexity, and where you go to replace it. Below, we provide the list of places that replace watch batteries, as well as the costs, accepted brands, and expected service time.

Where to Get a Watch Battery Replaced

Replacing a watch battery yourself requires specialized tools and risks damaging the watch mechanisms. However, many places will replace watch batteries for you; some will make the repair in-store, while others will ship it to an off-site repair center.

Note that replacement batteries for luxury watch brands like Rolex and Bulova typically cost more than batteries for more common brands like Casio and Timex. Batteries for watches with extra functionality (such as sports watches) are more expensive than traditional time-keeping watches. (Our related article has a comparison of luxury watch brands.)

Places That Replace Watch Batteries: Comparison Table

See the table below for a comparison of the places that replace watch batteries, including the approximate cost, how long it takes to get your battery replaced, and whether the store services most watch brands.

Store Cost (Approximate) Service Time Replaces most brands?
Ashcroft & Oak $50 2 to 3 weeks No; brands sold at Ashcroft & Oak
Batteries Plus Bulbs $12 (one-time) or $20 (lifetime) 5 to 10 minutes Yes
Ben Bridge Jeweler $20 10 to 15 minutes Yes
Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs $15+ 15 to 20 minutes Yes
Fred Meyer Jewelers $15 15 minutes Yes
Helzberg Diamonds $15 5 to 10 minutes Yes
Jared The Galleria of Jewelry $15 15 to 20 minutes Yes
JCPenney $10 2 to 3 weeks No; brands sold at JCPenney
The Jewelry Center $4+ 1 week Yes
Kay Jewelers $13 20 minutes Yes
Macy's $50 3 weeks No; brands sold at Macy's
My Jewelry Repair $40+ 1 to 2 weeks Yes
Rogers & Hollands $50 2 to 3 weeks No; brands sold at Rogers & Hollands
Sears $12 to $35 15 to 20 minutes Yes
Total Watch Repair $10 to $35 1 to 2 weeks Yes
Zales $20 5 to 10 minutes Yes

Below, we have more details about the places that replace watch batteries, including jewelry stores, department stores, specialty stores, and online/mail-in repair services. We spoke with customer service representatives at various locations for each store to verify this information.

Jewelry Stores

Ashcroft & Oak/Rogers & Hollands

Note: You must purchase your watch from Ashcroft & Oak or Rogers & Hollands to get a replacement battery at these stores.

  • Watch brands accepted: Brands sold in Ashcroft & Oak/Rogers & Hollands stores
  • Instore or shipped out: Shipped out
  • Service time: Two to three weeks
  • Cost: Around $50
  • Locations: 78 stores in 11 states (northeastern, southern, and midwestern U.S.); find the nearest

Ben Bridge Jeweler

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: Around 10 to 15 minutes
  • Cost: $20 for most brands
  • Locations: 80+ stores in western and midwestern U.S.; find the nearest

Fred Meyer Jewelers

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: Around 15 minutes
  • Cost: About $15 for most brands
  • Locations: Western and midwestern U.S.; find the nearest

Helzberg Diamonds

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: About 5 to 10 minutes
  • Cost: $15 for most brands
  • Locations: 200+ stores in 36 states; find the nearest

Jared The Galleria of Jewelry

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cost: About $15 for most brands
  • Locations: 270+ stores in 41 states; find the nearest

Kay Jewelers

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: About 20 minutes
  • Cost: $13 for most brands
  • Locations: Nationwide; find the nearest

Zales

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: Around five to 10 minutes
  • Cost: $20 for most brands
  • Locations: Most states; find the nearest

Department Stores

JCPenney

Note: You must purchase your watch from JCPenney to get a replacement battery at these stores.
  • Watch brands accepted: Brands sold in JCPenney stores
  • Instore or shipped out: Shipped out
  • Service time: Around two to three weeks
  • Cost: $10 for most brands
  • Locations: Nationwide; find the nearest

Macy’s

  • Watch brands accepted: Brands sold in Macy’s stores
  • Instore or shipped out: Shipped out
  • Service time: Around three weeks
  • Cost: $50 for most brands
  • Locations: 43 states and Washington, D.C.; find the nearest

Sears

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: Around 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cost: Around $12 to $35, depending on the brand
  • Locations: Nationwide; find the nearest

Specialty Stores

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Note: Watch battery replacement is only available at Batteries Plus Bulbs locations with an in-store We Fix It counter.

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: Around 5 to 10 minutes
  • Cost: $12 for a one-time battery replacement; $20 for lifetime battery replacement
  • Locations: Nationwide; find the nearest

Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Instore or shipped out: In-store
  • Service time: Around 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cost: Starting around $15 (all battery replacements include a lifetime guarantee)
  • Locations: 24 states and Washington, D.C.; find the nearest

Online Repair Services

My Jewelry Repair

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands
  • Cost: Starting at about $40 (watch battery replacement includes pressure testing)
  • Service time: Around one to two weeks
  • How to order: Create your order online
  • Visit website: My Jewelry Repair

The Jewelry Center

  • Watch brands accepted: Most brands, but no smartwatches
  • Cost: Starting at about $4 plus shipping for most brands
  • Service time: Around one week
  • How to order: Start your order online
  • Visit website: The Jewelry Center

Total Watch Repair

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