While you were born to wear Cartier it may not be in your budget at this time in your life. How can you be smart about watch shopping to make sure your first investment can help get you the model you really want later in life? Read our top tips to help you trade up your watch when the time is right!
At Long's, we replace thousands of batteries every year from all types of timepieces, new and old. We can tell you from experience that the cost of a basic battery replacement starts at just $10. Most watch battery replacements can be done while you wait (although some replacements will take a few days or, in very few cases, even a few weeks).
The $10 battery replacement is for watches that are not sealed for water resistance, which means watches that should not be submerged or exposed to water because of the possibility of a leak. Watches that need to be sealed for water resistance take longer to service because the watches are resealed, worn gaskets are replaced and each watch is carefully pressure-tested on professional equipment to ensure a proper seal going forward. Watches sent for water resistance battery replacement range in price from $45-$60 and chronograph models range from $65-$95.