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How do you get the backs off the watches and then get them back on Ray?

Mrs GMJ has 4 watches and all of them need batteries so was planning to get all of them done. I pointed out that there was no logic to that as ...

a) She only ever wears one watch. She just doesn't change it.
b) If the watch she normally only wears runs out of battery then there would be a fair chance that the other 3 would have as well if the batteries were all changed at the same time.

We compromised: she is going to get her main one done and a spare!
 
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I usually use a scalpel but a basic gardening knife will often do unless it's a screwed back.
Takes just a few seconds to pop the new battery in and pop the back on again. Although some backs can have a fine nylon seal that can get damaged if your not careful. I change straps as well only €1 at markets.
My wife has a watch for gardening, shopping, dining out and colour coordinated. :rolleyes:

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It used to be a hobby Jan that turned into investments that are now worth only 25%.
But a friend who used to do battery changes one day a week made a good living.
So keeping a card of spare batteries is easy and cheap.

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It used to be a hobby Jan that turned into investments that are now worth only 25%.
But a friend who used to do battery changes one day a week made a good living.
So keeping a card of spare batteries is easy and cheap.
Ray
I´m not sure that those card batteries are as good as using brand new individual ones, we tried them many years ago and the batteries didn´t last long, by the time the first battery runs out the others have all lost some power. I am using Hans's watch, it´s still going on the new battery he put in ages before he died, it tells me the time day and date in English or German as well :giggle:
 

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Suit yerself Jan. Yes the cheap batteries only last a couple of year and the 'new' ones out of a jeweller might last 5 years. But I know which ones I prefer to have on hand and know it's done.

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It's like hearing aid batteries Jan. €5 for six in the aids shop and €14.99 for 60 online same make.

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But I'm not in the UK.
I do get a payment from the French medical service of about €50 each year for the batteries that cost me €14.99 for 60 that last me 30 months.
Isn't that better than 'free'.?

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Had to abandon housework because I had another blessed thinkg to find on line, my ground tax that Jürgen filled in for me last week I had to confirm with a code that it was really my property with a special code they had sent in the post. Had to be made on the same email address and the same server meaning I couldn´t do it with Chrome that would have translated into English as it was done on Safari, so buggering about with translating.

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£8.51 for a replacement lifetime battery for Mrs GMJ's watch...so not worth worrying about really. It's with Hinds the jewellers so we can use any of their branches to get replacements. She now has them on all 3 of her watches (I thought she had 4) and my one watch.
 

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Wots a 'lifetime' G? I have been caught like that.

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£8.51 for a replacement lifetime battery for Mrs GMJ's watch...so not worth worrying about really. It's with Hinds the jewellers so we can use any of their branches to get replacements.
But you won't need replacements if they're lifetime.... Will you?! (I bet the answer is Yes!)
 

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Wots a 'lifetime' G? I have been caught like that.

Ray.
Its free replacements for the life of the watch. So we paid yesterday and now the watch is registered so next time it needs a new battery we take it in and it gets done for free...and so on. We have done this for all our watches now and it works well. I have had my cheap timex for 15 years now and had the battery replaced several times in different branches of Hinds.
 

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Morning

Nowt much planned for today just off food shopping this morning that's all.
 

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Sounds like a bargain G, like Triggers broom. My genuine guaranteed 5 dollar Rolex bought in Mexico 25 years ago has had a dozen batts and many straps but apart from the 'gold' wearing off it perfect.

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Sounds like a bargain G, like Triggers broom. My genuine guaranteed 5 dollar Rolex bought in Mexico 25 years ago has had a dozen batts and many straps but apart from the 'gold' wearing off it perfect.

Ray.
Yeah but, you still don't know what day it am though.
 
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