batteries used in watches today are silver-oxide or lithium
batteries, of which there are over 100 in use. The shelf life of a
battery is the same as its useful life. Watches are so efficient
that they use very little energy--compare this to getting 500
miles to the gallon in a car.
It's better to replace a watch
battery before it's completely dead rather than waiting for it to
expire in the watch. Most batteries have a useful life of 18 to 24
months, some can last as long as 5 years, depending on the watch
and its features. Replacing a watch battery every two years is a
good practice. Many modern watches also have an end-of-life
Battery installation includes the battery, opening and closing the
case, greasing the crown and case back gasket, and setting the
watch to the correct time and date when applicable. Most batteries
are replaced in 3 to 5 minutes while the customer waits. Some
watches may require special re-calibration for advance features
which may require the watch being left. Further inspections to the
clasp tension, band links, pins and screws, and spring bars are
included. Also included is the disposal of your dead battery in a
"Green" manner. There's no implied warranty or guaranty
on the length of the life of a battery. Refunds when warranted are
made with a coupon for a free battery.
1. Don't pull out the crown to stop the watch in an attempt to
prolong battery life. This doesn't work and can harm the watch.
2. Be careful about storing watches with dead batteries as
leakage may ruin the watch.
3. Don't purchase batteries before you need them.
4. Dispose of watch batteries properly and don't just throw
them into the garbage.
A deluxe battery installation is required for high end or
advanced watches requiring additional time for case backs held
with screws, or special opening/closing or setting/calibration
issues. This includes water resistant watches, sport
digital watches, oversized, chronograph, and high-end watches,
such as Cartier, Concord, Ebel, Gucci, Movado, etc. This
includes all watches using Lithium batteries.
NO DISCOUNTS ON DELUXE BATTERIES
These are for basic watches
with simple movements. Time-only watches or those with simple
calendars, snap backs, or standard-sized screw-backs not
requiring special equipment.
Additional Regular Battery charges:
second battery purchased at the same time.
third battery and any additional batteries purchased at the same
We don't overstock batteries, so you should plan to leave large
orders for later pickup.
only use date-coded Renata
a superior Swiss-made product used by the
majority of manufacturers.
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