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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #15 on: 10 September 2019, 20:48:50 »

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

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.

Because post "B" , and also what China may do, in the UK we could have no electric, so no power for mobile devices to be recharged, no tv's and radios as the broadcasters will be cut off too, and for a while the watch on your wrist will be the few ways of telling the time. Wind up watches will then come back into fashion as batteries become another 'shortage'!! :o :o :o

 ;D ;D ;D. Now I joke of course, but do you know today there was a big national campaign started to encourage us British people to have an emergency "grab bag" handy near the front door with torches, first aid kit, water, etc!!! :o :o

We didn't even have all that rubbish during the Cold War, so what the hell do the authorities expect to happen?! :o :o :D
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #16 on: 10 September 2019, 20:52:37 »

No electric? Knowing the time would be the least of your worries!

Grab bag. i saw that. Might be handy. Sudden family illness, houses flooded.
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #17 on: 10 September 2019, 20:56:30 »

No electric? Knowing the time would be the least of your worries!

Grab bag. i saw that. Might be handy. Sudden family illness, houses flooded.

Well yes, when we are stuck down in our nuclear shelters it will be nice to know the time of the day and how many months we have been down there for! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #18 on: 10 September 2019, 22:02:51 »

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

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.


You'll be telling me I don't need the knife I always carry, or the torch that's clipped to my key ring.


What the last 8 months has proved to me is that I don't need a cell phone.
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« Reply #19 on: 10 September 2019, 22:38:30 »

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


Me too, a Casio Edifice.  :y

I've recently had the battery changed in the local hardware shop as well for 7.  :)  I guess I must have more money than sense!  :-\  :D
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #20 on: 11 September 2019, 08:17:18 »

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.

Think Ive got the same watch!

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« Reply #21 on: 11 September 2019, 08:32:59 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].
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« Reply #22 on: 11 September 2019, 10:12:38 »

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.

Think Ive got the same watch!
Did you buy it from price drop tv?  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: 11 September 2019, 11:01:57 »

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.

Think Ive got the same watch!


Having anything the same as STMO is probably not a good look. :)
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« Reply #24 on: 11 September 2019, 11:05:02 »

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.

Think Ive got the same watch!
Did you buy it from price drop tv?  ;D

Yes, about 10 years ago!

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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #25 on: 11 September 2019, 11:35:23 »

A proper watch shop will replace the seal and pressure test, and in a clean environment, and that what you pay for.

If you're not bothered, DIY it, simples.  But buy a better battery that the 10 batteries for 99p eBay shite. Because they are shite. Might get a few months from a digital one, but a lot of the fake/ebay/old ones die quickly with any movement watches.
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« Reply #26 on: 11 September 2019, 12:29:58 »

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


Me too, a Casio Edifice.  :y

I've recently had the battery changed in the local hardware shop as well for 7.  :)  I guess I must have more money than sense!  :-\  :D



My Casio cost 9.99 from the well known designer watch shop Argos. ;) It has an integral black plastic strap and came with a 10 year battery guarantee. :y

Broadly speaking it 'does what it says on the tin'.

I also have a Pulsar and a Rotary which I suppose are classed as 'midrange' much like Falken tyres. I rarely wear either.



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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #27 on: 11 September 2019, 13:09:43 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].

Was it a Timex? :o :D ;)

Everyone who had a watch then had a Timex! ;D ;D :y
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« Reply #28 on: 11 September 2019, 13:31:39 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].

Was it a Timex? :o :D ;)

Everyone who had a watch then had a Timex! ;D ;D :y

ticka ticka Timex ....  :y

I've never had a Timex though  ;)
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #29 on: 11 September 2019, 13:33:12 »

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.

Think Ive got the same watch!
Did you buy it from price drop tv?  ;D

Yes, about 10 years ago!
Same here, buddy  ;D I got the one with the gold on and, later, the silver one.  :y
Hardly ever worn them, though, the butterfly clasp is a bit of a pain (opening) with everyday use. I said I'd wear them for nights out or special occasions, but I don't go out after dark and my special occasion events are mainly funerals nowadays.  ;D
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