How to Replace the 2016 Battery for a Timex Ironman

    Step 1

    Remove the four screws securing the backplate to the watch frame and lift the backplate from the frame. Be careful not to damage the rubber O-ring around the edge of the backplate. Damaging the O-ring will remove the water resistance of the watch.

    Step 2

    Take note of the small triangle on the lower left side of the battery cover label. The triangle is pointing to the AC pad that you will need to use to short the watch. If the label comes off, make sure to place it back in the same position.

    Step 3

    Remove the battery cover screw and lift the cover away from the dead battery.

    Step 4

    Remove the dead battery and insert a new CR2016 battery. Return the battery cover and secure it with the screw.

    Step 5

    Straighten out a paper clip and then bend it into a thin ā€œVā€ shape. The paper clip should now look similar to a pair of tweezers.

    Step 6

    Touch one end of the paper clip to the top of the battery and touch the other end to the AC pad on the watch circuit board. This will short the watch and reset it. When the watch is properly reset, the face will display ā€œ12:00ā€œ.

    Step 7

    Return the backplate and secure it with the four screws.

Things Needed

  • #00 Phillips screwdriver
  • CR2016 battery
  • Paper clip

About the Author

Ryan Maxwell began his professional freelance writing career in 2009. He is a former U.S. Army military police officer, as well as a published poet and photographer. While attending Finlandia University, Maxwell majored in criminal justice with a minor in English studies. Ryan is also very skilled in computer maintenance, upgrade and repair with almost 20 years of experience.