Monday, December 07, 2009

Battery change on a Flik Flak


I found this old Flik Flak recently. It was not working. I guess a battery change might solve the problem. So here we go. The first step is of course to remove the battery hatch. Don't forget to remove the gasket/ o-ring for lubrication.


The battery used is the 377 battery. Remove the battery and get a new one.


The gasket enjoying its bath in lubricating grease.


The battery hatch, note the grime and dirt. Don't forget to clean this as this can cause a leakage as the gasket may not sit properly.


The other side of the battery hatch. There is actually a need to clean the entire watch, strap included.


Battery and gasket installed.


The battery hatch is installed. Check and make sure it is secured.


Check to make sure everything is working. As this watch do not have a second hand, we have to wait for a few minutes to make sure everything is working.


Opps I forgot the most important thing is this battery change. The tool. And here it is.


Make sure you use the correct size as we don't want to damage the cut-out on the battery hatch. And there you have it, battery change on a Flik Flak.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the instructions :D I have a question... I have one that need new battery, because it's dead... I haven't tried it with new battery... but the thing is...the counters don't move when I try to change the hour... I think maybe it's for the battery... is that the same problem you got? kisses :D

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  2. Hi Alicia,

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. Welcome to the blog and thanks for the kind words. I am guessing that when you say that the counters do not move, you mean the second hand? If so, yes, the second hand will only move if you have a new battery. On my FlikFlak, the watch stopped and I got the battery changed. I did not try to change the hour or anything.

    I suggest you bring it to the watch shop. They can check it out. The people there should be able to check if the watch requires a battery change or something else.

    Best regards,

    Ivan

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  3. how do u change the strap on a flik flak watch?

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  4. Hi Steven,

    Welcome to the blog. Sorry for the delay in response but I was out with Vertigo. With regards to the strap change on the Flik Flak, I believe it can be done by pushing out the metal pins that are holding the straps to the case. However I would suggest you send the watch to the watch shop as I suspect it is not as easy as it seems. BTW, you can wash the strap, refer the instruction manual.

    All the best.

    Regards,

    Ivan

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  5. Hi,

    Thanks for this post. I changed recently the battery of my old Flik Flak, but she doesn't work. I used a no-name battery. Did you try a no-name battery? Does it work? Maybe I have to use a Renata original battery?

    Regards,
    Thomas.

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  6. Hi Thomas,

    Welcome to the blog. With regards to your question, I think it would be best to use a better brand battery. At least you don't have to worry about leakage.

    All the best with the battery change.

    Regards,

    Ivan

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  7. Thanks for the quick answer, Ivan!

    Regards,
    Thomas.

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  8. Hello, I have a Flik Flak watch that needs a battery change. I see how to open the hatch, and remove the ring, but the battery does not just drop out. I'm not sure what I can touch to release the battery. Any ideas? Also what do you mean by good quality batteries-- I have an Energizer--will that do? Thank you.

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  9. Hey,

    You can use a small screwdriver to remove the battery. Energizer battery should be OK, you can try. The original battery is a Renata.

    Regards.

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  10. Hi there,
    I have just received this exact Flik Flak watch from Amazon, but it is not working and I cannot even open the battery compartment to check if there is one in there. Should a new watch not come with a working battery?! Also, any ideas as to how to open the compartment – I've tried every single British coin and a few Euros! Finally, when I turn the little dial on the side of the watch, I thought it would move the handles to the correct time, but they don't budge, it doesn't matter which way I turn it. Is this a dud watch, should I return it, or will the dial start working if there is a new battery in there?
    Any help much appreciated, thanks so much!

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    1. Hi, found the instructions under the sofa! All working now :-)

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  11. Hi bilingual babes,

    Welcome to the forum and glad to read all worked out well.

    Best regards,

    Ivan

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  13. New flik flak that doesn't work. Help

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