Gucci watch battery

(8 Posts)
AugustaFinkNottle Sat 26-Mar-16 13:36:03

My mother passed on a Gucci watch to me (at least I think it is - I wouldn't have put it past my DF to have bought her a knock-off). I went to get the battery replaced today and was told in Timpson's that it would cost £65 - something about it being sealed. The man said that jewellers would charge the same and would probably send it away.

Does anyone know if that's true, and if there's any cheaper way to get it done? It's a nice watch, but to be honest I wouldn't even spend £65 on a new one.

TommyandGina Sat 26-Mar-16 13:39:13

I've got a Gucci watch, it cost me about £15 to get the battery replaced, although I was told it wouldn't be waterproof after. I'd look elsewhere if I were you.

AugustaFinkNottle Sat 26-Mar-16 13:40:51

Was that in a jeweller's, TommyandGina?

cathyandclaire Sat 26-Mar-16 13:43:36

I have one too, It is expensive to have it done properly and re-seal it to maintain the water-resistance. I just got it done cheaply at a jeweller for a fiver and don't get it wet!

Kennington Sat 26-Mar-16 13:48:13

I got one and my dad did it! Just wedged it open. Tis fine.

TommyandGina Sat 26-Mar-16 14:19:17

Yes, just a normal high street jeweller, an independent one though, but am sure a H Samuel or similar could do it for you

CointreauVersial Sat 26-Mar-16 15:27:51

Just go to a jeweller (preferably an independent one who specialises in watches who can normally replace it while you wait; the big chains are more geared for sales than maintenance).

Yes, they always tell you it won't be waterproof any more, but who puts a regular watch underwater anyway?

gingercat02 Sat 26-Mar-16 16:38:00

If it has a lifetime guarantee it has to go back to the manufacturer to have the battery replaced otherwise it warranty is not valid. Otherwise you can have it replaced anywhere. Sealed will cost more but as pp said it will be waterproof.

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