Does Costco Change Watch Batteries? (Try This Instead…)

Costco sells a variety of classic, luxury, and smartwatches for both men and women, featuring top brands such as Bulova, Citizen, Casio, Versace, Seiko, and many more.

However, what if you’ve bought a watch from Costco (or elsewhere) and need to get its batteries changed? Here is everything I’ve found out about whether Costco changes watch batteries or not!

Does Costco Change Watch Batteries?

Unfortunately, Costco does not change watch batteries. Instead, you can visit stores like Kohl’s and The Watch Shop, or most jewelers to get your watch batteries replaced for $5-$10. Alternatively, you can do it yourself using a watch case opener and a 2032-size battery.

If you want to learn more about whether Costco sells battery replacements, whether you can replace watch batteries by yourself, and much more, keep on reading!

Does Costco Sell Watch Battery Replacements?

Costco does not officially sell replacement batteries for watches. Despite this, according to our research, some Costco stores occasionally stock size 2032 batteries that can be used in watches.

However, these 2032 batteries are reportedly sold in large (bulk) quantities instead of as individual sets. So if you wish to purchase a battery for just one watch, it may be best to look elsewhere.

Where Can You Get Watch Batteries Changed?

Professionals who can reliably and safely change watch batteries include jewelers and watch manufacturers.

Additionally, the following retail stores also offer watch battery replacement services:

  • Kohl’s (as long as the watch was purchased from its store)
  • The Watch Shop

Note that stores like Walgreens and Amazon sell watch battery replacement kits that can be useful if you want to change the batteries yourself.

Can You Change Watch Batteries Yourself?

Although it can be a bit tricky at first, you can definitely change a watch battery yourself by following the right steps.

To do so, you will need a watch case opener and a replacement battery of the right size for your watch (otherwise you may damage it).

If you are not sure about the right size, you can opt for a 2032-size battery since it is compatible with most watches.

After this, all you need to do is carefully open the watch case, remove the old battery, and insert the new one in its place.

You can also check out this quick how-to video to better understand the steps involved in changing the batteries of a watch.

Do Jewellers Replace Watch Batteries?

Do Jewellers Replace Watch Batteries?

Most jewelers will replace your watch batteries for free if you purchased the watch from their store, whereas others might charge you a fee.

Note that the decision to change your watch batteries is always at the discretion of the staff, and typically depends on the availability of extra watch batteries.

How Much Do Jewellers Charge To Replace Watch Batteries?

Although the cost for changing watch batteries varies across jewelers, you can typically expect to pay between $5 and $10 to get the batteries replaced.

As a general comparison for charges, keep in mind that Kohl’s charges $5 per watch to replace batteries.

To learn more about getting watch batteries replaced from other major retailers, you should check out our articles on Costco jewelry return policy, whether or not Target replaces watch batteries, and if Walmart replaces watch batteries.


Costco does not offer replacement services for watch batteries, however, you can visit stores like Kohl’s or The Watch Shop to get your watch batteries replaced for between $5 and $10.

You can also get watch batteries replaced by most jewelers, especially if you bought the watch from them. Alternatively, you can change the battery yourself using a case opener and a new 2032 size battery.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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