Reeves Little: amateur jeweler

Well, nothing to do with jewelry per se, but I did replace my own watch batteries tonight.


Over the past year my watches have been slowly dropping off, about one per month. A few weeks back my last running watch finally ran out of will. I had a drawer of 10-15 watches, all without juice and being a cheap bastard I couldn’t bring myself to take them to a jeweler and pay $10 and up per watch to have 40 cent batteries put in them.

Lucky for me there’s this cool thing called the Interwebs. A watch back removal tool from eBay and a pile of batteries from and I’m back to being on time again!

I learned two things:

  1. You can save money replacing your own watch batteries
  2. If there are tiny screws between you and the battery, let a jeweler do it

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