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.
$12.50 for each standard battery installed. ( Basic
watches, simple time-only with snap backs )
$18.50 for each deluxe battery installed. (For advanced
watches requiring additional time for backs held with screws,
special setting, or opening/closing. Includes most water resistant
watches, sport digital watches, and the high-end watch such as
Cartier, Concord, Ebel, Gucci, Movado, etc. ) Includes all lithium
$7.50 for each second battery purchased at the same
$5.00 for each third battery and any additional
batteries purchased at the same time.
$4.50 for each battery in watches brought into our shop in
bulk ( 10 or more ) and left until completed.
We don't overstock batteries,
so large orders should plan to be left.
only use date-coded Renata
a superior Swiss-made product used by the
majority of manufacturers.