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messagebattery for watch
Posted by solar 27 June, 2017 17:11

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement watch battery please?

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Posted by whypeter 27 June, 2017 17:18

dry cleaners...next door to post office in lordship lane

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Posted by Penguin68 27 June, 2017 17:46

Or Timpsons in Salisbury's DKH.

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Posted by Sue 27 June, 2017 19:24

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> Or Timpsons in Salisbury's DKH.


They wanted more to fit a new battery than I paid for the watch (I bought a new watch big grin )

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Posted by Lynne 28 June, 2017 20:13

The cheapest place I've found locally is in Peckham market, just up on the right from the main entrance

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Posted by singalto 28 June, 2017 23:20

I definitely recommend the dry cleaners next to the post office on LL. Timpsons are expensive and I have found them quite rude.

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Posted by JohnL 29 June, 2017 14:25

anyone ever fit their own battery (there's a tool)

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Posted by Dyson Dave 29 June, 2017 18:21

You can buy a half dozen watch batteries for a couple of quid on Epay. In many cases a speccial tool is not required. Even if you have to buy the the tool to twist off the cover is not expensive - frm 99 pence to 3. Then you have the tool for life.

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Posted by Sue 29 June, 2017 19:02

Dyson Dave Wrote:
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> You can buy a half dozen watch batteries for a
> couple of quid on Epay.


Not being funny, but how long do they last? About a week?!

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Posted by hammerman 29 June, 2017 23:00

I buy a pack of batteries from Poundland and replace my watches and other things which last for ages and certainly more than a week.

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Posted by ianr 30 June, 2017 00:51

Me too. There's plenty of guidance on the net on how to do it. Pound shops also have sets of small screwdrivers if you need one to to remove screws from the case or the cell mounting. You can also get very cheap watch back remover tools via aliexpress. I only needed one for a more expensive waterproof watch. In most cases a firm penknife blade or similar was enough. Some watches may have or recommend silver oxide cells (type name begins with an 'S'). These are a little bit more expensive. Keeping the cells in the fridge helps their shelf life.

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Posted by Sue 01 July, 2017 09:35

Thanks, useful to know!

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Posted by solar 15 July, 2017 17:43

Thanks for the suggestions everyone and sorry for taking so long to respond.
I went to the dry cleaners next to the post office, as suggested on here.
My watch now tells the correct time all day instead of just twice a day!

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Posted by Rosetta 14 August, 2017 15:56

Do these places sell batteries suitable for Swatch watches?

messageRe: battery for watch
Posted by solar 14 August, 2017 18:54

Yes mine is a swatch. Used the dry cleaners next to the post office in Lordship Lane.

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Posted by cella 14 August, 2017 19:18

That's useful to know as I couldn't find anyone local for my Swatch and went back to Oxford Street.

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Posted by ianr 14 August, 2017 21:26

I assume that all watches use one of a small set of standard batteries.

Swatch appear to offer free replacement if you can face going to the right shop, such as the Oxford Street one [www.swatch.com].

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Posted by cella 14 August, 2017 21:48

That's great to know - shame it hadn't started when I got mine but next time!

messageRe: battery for watch
Posted by mynamehere 15 August, 2017 10:24

Peckham high street mall near Argos across from the arcade entrance to Morrison's. 5 installed

messageRe: battery for watch
Posted by seenbeen October 05, 08:34PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> Or Timpsons in Salisbury's DKH.

they are a joke. If your watch is supposed to be water resistant the company claims that they need a special machine to re-assemble it...even if you say you don't care if it's water resistant anyway....and asked me for 18 when a battery costs about 5 for 10

messageRe: battery for watch
Posted by Lowlander October 05, 08:51PM

The bigger Boots branches sell watch batteries - most are about 3.

Use a sharp kitchen knife to prise the back off, and snap back into place. It only takes one or two minutes to replace.



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messageRe: battery for watch
Posted by natty01295 October 06, 01:24AM

Buy Cheap ON - EBAY
OR
East Street Walworth road; WATCH STALL - Fixes and battery replacement

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