How To Search Watch Battery For Seiko Watch

How do you search to find the correct watch battery for a Seiko watch? If you do not have the instruction booklet that came with the watch when it was new you will have to do one of two things, open up the watch to see what battery is installed or do a bit of searching.  For our purposes we will assume that the watch has already been opened and the battery is now missing, so you will need to actually search for the correct battery.

To find the proper battery for your Seiko watch, you will need the following items:

  • Seiko watch
  • Magnifying glass
  • Computer
  • Adobe Reader

The process to search for the battery will go something as follows:

  1. Find out what caliber your watch is.  The term caliber is used as the designation for the type of watch movement that is in the watch. Seiko makes a variety of different calibers so you must find the correct one. The caliber code is imprinted on the case back of the watch. In some cases, and with some person's eyes the lettering might be a tad bit small to see well. If so, use the magnifying glass.
  2. Search Seiko's database. Using your computer go the Seiko support website. Once there, follow the instructions to find the instruction manual for your particular Seiko watch. They are in Adobe Acrobat format and you must have the Reader installed in order to view them. Do a search in the instructions manual and you will find the watch battery type required for your quartz Seiko watch.
  3. Find and buy proper battery.  The type of watch battery indicated may or may not be up to date, or available in the number listed. You may need to cross check the number with a company such as Energizer which makes all types of watch batteries.

You have now found the watch battery for your Seiko watch, all that is left is to purchase one, and install it. Enjoy your fine Seiko watch.