How to Change the Battery in a Disney Timeworks Watch

You can replace the battery at home with a few simple tools.
You can replace the battery at home with a few simple tools. (Image: gears image by Stanisa Martinovic from

If your Disney Timeworks watch has slowed or stopped entirely, it may be time to change the battery. You can have the battery changed at any Disney them park location selling watches or jewelry or you can change the battery yourself. Disney Timeworks watches come in several different sizes and styles, but the techniques used to change the batteries are the same no matter what style you have.

Things You'll Need

  • Small screwdriver or blade
  • Needle nose pliers (older models only)
  • New battery
  • Tweezers (optional)

Turn the watch face down on a flat work surface. Use the screwdriver or blade to pry off the back cover of the watch. If you have an older model with a notched edge, you may need to use needle nose pliers to remove the back.

Remove the battery from the watch. The battery is a disc-shaped pellet and should come out easily.

Place the new battery into the watch, using tweezers if needed. Check the watch to be sure it is running, and that the battery is in the correct spot.

Replace the watch back by snapping or screwing it back in place, and reset the watch to the correct time.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have never changed the battery of your Disney Timeworks watch before, open the watch and check the old battery before buying a replacement--you won't risk buying the wrong size.
  • The small tools that come with an eyeglass repair kit are also useful for replacing a watch battery.
  • If you are using a small blade or knife to remove the watch backing, handle it with care. It is easy to slip and injure yourself.

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