Battery Replacement, I talked to Cressi Corporate Headquartes in NJ and they say that all battery replacements are done there, that the translation for the "can be done by any watchmaker is wrong". Any one that owns a cressi Edy how do you do to replace the battery and how can you get the O ring?
I own the excellent Cressi Edy II (actually now the second). Why did have to buy a second? For this very reason. Replacing the battery may seem simple and I attempted it myself on the first one I had after it died. That was a huge mistake. You really do have to be extremely careful. For example, you have the sensor (on left side of watch) which is held in place by a delicate ribbon cable attached to the main/circuit board. Attempting to remove it quickly will likely pull on these parts and break them. In addition, I found that the somewhat standard looking battery clip is quite difficult to pry open to pop out the battery unless you actually remove all internal parts. It is not as simple as any standard watch. I unfortunately learned the hard way, so it is no surprise by what they have said to you. Yes, it is definitely possible to do it yourself quite easily, but you are likely to know enough on how it is all put together inside to successfully replace it yourself. Heck, one particular watch repair shop I go to did not want to take responsibility and would not do it.
I LOVE this computer. It is almost perfect. However, replacing the battery is not only a difficult task, but one I have found it need too quickly after purchase and extended use.
hey john P. my wife and I both have the cressi edy II , we took our computers to our local dive shop to have the batteries replaced. they couldn't replace the batteries in them so they sent ithem to another shop and they couldn't replace the batteries and they sent them off . they said that we have to send our computers back to cressi to have the batteries replaced. go on line and find their address and ship it direct. ours were shipped form one shop to another to another and then to cressi and we were charged for the freight from each place that handled the computers.
For what it's worth, the battery died on me in the first six months. I took it to a watch guy in a shopping mall in Australia and he changed the battery. Nothing fancy; I really don't think there was an o-ring replacement. But he did do a pressure test to ensure a good seal. That was back in 2010 and I've put a hundred more dives on it since then, no problems. Guess you run your own risks.
I actually haven't run into this problem yet. But of you do get a good answer, I would love to know...for future reference.
I had to replace the battery once already. Unfortunately I did send it in to Cressi, I did not spend any time investigating doing it myself. Service was fine I got the watch back in about 10 days. Rick O.
Hi Pamela, How much did they charge you for replacing the battery?
Sorry it was about 18 months ago and I don't recal