How To Fix A Fossil Watch
The Fossil accessory and clothing line is perhaps most famous for its watches, so if you’re into the brand, you’ll want to know how to fix a Fossil watch. Fossil has been around since 1984 and now sells its products not only in brand shops but also in department stores. Fossil watches are known for their high quality, but even the best things sometimes break.
What You'll Need:
- Watch battery
If It’s Not Ticking. If the hands of your watch have simply stopped ticking, chances are it’s just a battery problem. You can buy a new battery at a department store or any location that sells Fossil watches, and all you need to do is pry off the back of the watch carefully with a screwdriver to replace.
- If It’s Ticking But Not Telling Time. If changing the battery didn’t help or the watch is still running but not functioning correctly, it’s time to look at other possibilities. If a gear gets stuck inside a Fossil watch, you will be able to hear a ticking noise even though the hands aren’t moving. If that is the case, you will need to take your watch to a repair shop, either through Fossil or an independent company. Remember that taking your watch to an independent shop may void your Fossil warranty.
If One Hand Isn’t Working. Another possibility when the watch itself is ticking but one or both hands aren’t moving is simply that the stationary hand is broken. Fixing a broken hand is, once again, a job for a watch repairman due to the complex, delicate nature of watch gears.
- Fossil Watch Warranties. If you have determined that your Fossil watch needs professional attention, first check your Fossil warranty. Unlike other companies, Fossil watch warranties often last over ten years! You can either give Fossil a call or fill out a Watch Repair Form on Fossil.com.
- Choosing a Repair Shop. If your watch is no longer under Fossil warranty or your repair isn’t covered by the contract, look into local repair shops before paying out of pocket for a Fossil repairman. As long as the repairman is reputable and has experience with the Fossil brand, your watch will be fixes in no time and for less money than a Fossil expert would charge.