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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 11:38 AM
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How long does your watch battery last?
It seems like I'm changing watch batteries every 6 months. Is that an average time, or is there something wrong with my watches?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 11:40 AM
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1. How many watches do you have, elitist swine?
Actually, a watch battery should last at least a couple years.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 11:42 AM
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2. I thought I should at least get a year out of them
I have two watches, hillbilly.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 11:51 AM
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3. I found this on the interwebs for you
Q: How long will a watch battery last in my quartz watch?

A: It depends on the type of battery that is installed in your watch. If it is a standard high or low drain 1.5 volt battery, it will last approximately 1 - 1.5 years, many times even longer. If it is a 3 volt lithium battery it will last up to 3 years. Of course the battery's life will also be determined by the treatment of the watch itself such as if it is kept clean and dry. Water will short out a battery and the electronic components in a quartz watch very quickly. We invite you to stop in to Ralph Miller Jewelers and see our selection of "Kenetic Watches" and the revolutionary "Solar Watches" that never require batteries.

Oh, and as for the "hillbilly" comment, I'm so important time asks ME what it should be.
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:09 PM
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4. I only wear cheap $10-$20 watches
I have completely destroyed tons of watches. I am VERY hard on watches, and it doesn't matter what the quality of the watch itself is, 6 months is the lifespan of a Dropkick watch. So, my watch batteries NEVER die alone, generally the whole watch is killed before it's time.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:13 PM
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5. Me too.
Love those cheap digital watches!
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 02:59 PM
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14. I kill anything else
And even the super expensive one's with warranties suck, because while they're off getting fixed, I'm left watchless or have to go out and buy, yep, the $10-20 jobbie anyway!
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:20 PM
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6. Eco-zilla. forever. nt.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:34 PM
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7. Four or five years so far, I think.
It's one of those Citizen Eco-Drive thingies. The watch face is a solar cell that is supposed to keep the battery topped off. Seems to be working.

I don't just drive a hybrid; I wear one.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:43 PM
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8. All my watches die
I think it's my magnetic personality.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:50 PM
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9. MrsCoffee says that my wrist sweat is toxic
I tell her to cram it with walnuts.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 02:10 PM
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13. Mine do too - within days
And have since I was struck by lightning when I was 16. Honest truth. I really can't see why there would be a connection but that's the timing. :shrug:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 12:51 PM
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10. Mine will be four years next month and it just keeps on ticking
I paid eight bucks for it, don't even know what brand it is but it has a very large face on it essential for my be able to see what time it is.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 01:03 PM
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11. I usually get about a year or so out of a watch battery.
The most recent one, though, is one that I bought and installed myself, and it has only lasted about 6 months. Either the battery is dying, or the watch is, because I've had to smack the crap out of it a couple of times lately to get it running again.

Bake
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 02:09 PM
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12. Do you use Alarm or Chime?
The Noise and Light functions can dramatically shoorten the life of the battery. Typically I get several years out of a watch battery. However I don't normally use the alarm.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 03:05 PM
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15. They're just analog watches...no calendar, just three hands
They don't beep, light up, tell me what depth i am, make tea, pick stocks, or anything else
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 03:08 PM
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16. My dear MrCoffee!
Mine usually last a couple of years anyway...

I have a very good watch, analog, no fancy functions except the date...

I think I've had it since at least 1980...

It runs like a top! Quartz, Seiko.

The batteries do so well that I forget they're in there!

:hi:
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 03:09 PM
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17. I have a Casio G-Shock solar powered watch, so I'll never have to change batteries.
:)
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 03:41 PM
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18. Clearly, you're wasting too much time.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 03:43 PM
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19. 1st one a long time second one?
a month tops-
self winding mate, only way to go!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 03:45 PM
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20. I thought they lasted forever.
I've never changed a watch battery in my life. Although, the longest I ever wore one watch was daily for about 3 years. So, with apologies to the wise old owl from the ancient Tootsie Pop commercial, I'd have to say "thr-r-r-ree."
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