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Watch battery cost.
« on: 10 September 2019, 17:53:26 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #1 on: 10 September 2019, 18:10:10 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y

Ah, but did you seal it up to waterproof or at least water resistant standard? ??? ???

My battery was changed by a chain jeweler for 8-95, but they could have sent it away for this treatment adding X pounds; "No thanks I said"! :P :P

After three weeks the damn watch broke anyway!! ::) ::) ::) ;)
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #2 on: 10 September 2019, 18:29:40 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y

Ah, but did you seal it up to waterproof or at least water resistant standard? ??? ???

My battery was changed by a chain jeweler for 8-95, but they could have sent it away for this treatment adding X pounds; "No thanks I said"! :P :P

After three weeks the damn watch broke anyway!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Don't be a bloody awkward woman, Lizzie........ ::) ::) ::) :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #3 on: 10 September 2019, 18:30:49 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)
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« Reply #4 on: 10 September 2019, 18:31:38 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
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« Reply #5 on: 10 September 2019, 18:32:15 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
Not lazy, just not tight  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: 10 September 2019, 18:33:48 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
Not lazy, just not tight  ;)

But think of the satisfaction you have missed out on. :)
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« Reply #7 on: 10 September 2019, 18:36:21 »

If you can buy five batteries for 1.54 including P&P it makes you wonder what they cost to produce.

About two thirds of SFA is my guess. ;)
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #8 on: 10 September 2019, 18:37:19 »

Get my watch batteries changed by a guy on our local market for 3.50. They last 3 or 4 years. When he was on holiday i tried the Timsons hut in the Sainsburys car park and he quoted 12.  :o  I just politely declined his kind offer but the fella behind me went off on one about profiteering bastids.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: 10 September 2019, 19:20:33 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
Not lazy, just not tight  ;)

It's these little 'life hacks' that maintains Lord Opti's wealth.  :y
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #10 on: 10 September 2019, 19:48:18 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y

Ah, but did you seal it up to waterproof or at least water resistant standard? ??? ???

My battery was changed by a chain jeweler for 8-95, but they could have sent it away for this treatment adding X pounds; "No thanks I said"! :P :P

After three weeks the damn watch broke anyway!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Don't be a bloody awkward woman, Lizzie........ ::) ::) ::) :-* :-* :-* :-*

I know men do not like us saying it as it is! ::) ;D ;D ;D :-* :-* ;)
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #11 on: 10 September 2019, 19:52:25 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Down here in the expensive south, Timpsons charge more than that, so I usually go to a local, non chain jeweller where the price is about 5, fully sealed.  The battery I replaced the other day was in another national chain jeweller as it was more convenient.  Then the watch terminates itself!! :o :o :D ;)
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #12 on: 10 September 2019, 20:10:42 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #13 on: 10 September 2019, 20:29:32 »

Oh dear another watch thread..........

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.
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« Reply #14 on: 10 September 2019, 20:40:26 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Yeah...well. I have a Casio so know all about posh watches. :P :P :P
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