My boyfriend is a professional watchmaker. Wal-Mart, JC Penney's and a lot of local places just send their customers over to him now. Most Wal-Marts won't touch watch batteries anymore, and the ones that do, my boyfriend calls "watch butchers' because they do more damage than anything else. See if you can find a jewelry store. They usually don't charge much beyond the cost of the battery, if anything, but they have specialized tools and they won't ruin your watch getting it open.
at 3:24 PM on Dec. 19, 2013