How much for a watch battery?

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  1. Ol!ver

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    Daft question, but I've neve rhad one fitted. Just sold a watch on ebay and need to get a batter in it before I post. Now, how much is a batter, fitted? Can't be more than a fiver surely?

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  2. Badger0-0

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    I'm sure I paid about £6 a few years ago, supplied and fitted.
    A 2 min job, I'd have thought you could do yourself, TBH :confused:
     
  3. Joe90sDad

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    Jewellers should do it for £5 or less.
    It's easy enough to do yourself but you'll have to go find a similar battery.
     
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    Deep fried watches, whatever next :eek: :D
     
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    I was going to make that joke...but I couldn't be bothered. :D
     
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    And there was me thinking he was after a bloke who played cricket with a timepiece!! :D
     
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    its amazing someone can spell it wrong in the title and again in the body. So many jokes to be had. I seriously took about 30 seconds thinking about how to fit a batter.. and why id want to watch it
     
  8. Ol!ver

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    Bloody batteries (how ironic!) going in my keyboard, really should start reading my own posts !
     
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    I bought a battery for my Polar Heart rate monitor...cost a £1-09...so i bought two...bought it in Hatton Garden too...fitted it myself too...Polar want about £15 to fit it themselves!

    EDIT...bog standard Panasonic CR2032...found in many watches
     
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    You can get packs containing an assortment of watch batteries in pound shops and similar.
    I have a couple of jewellers screwdrives and a trusty penknife with which I have opened and replaced batteries in 10 or more watches sucessfully in a matter of a few minutes each.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
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    Changed my battery (not pacemaker) this week, £1 and a couple of pence from Maplins :smashin:
     
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    Depends on the watch doesn't it. Something like a Rolex is sealed by virgins in a cave in Switzerland without the use of their hands and is therefore about £200. It means you can wear it in the bath though :thumbsup:

    Anything else, probably under £10
     
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    Less than a fiver, around two quid.
     
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    if it's waterproof and needs to be resealed about £30 - 40 otherwise a fiver (unless you need the virgins of course) :)
     
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    My first reaction was to think it was a foreigner posting something to do with dogging :oops:
     
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    There are some people who will batter you just for looking at them the wrong way!:D
     
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    Yeah Poundland sell packs of 50 batteries (in 10 different sizes) for £1. Bargain. Don't know how good they are but even if you have to replace them every 6-12 months it's still worth it compared to taking the watch to a jewellers and paying around a fiver for a couple of minutes work. Done that in the past and the battery still needed replacing after a couple of years.

    Replaced a battery in my watch recently after searching on the internet and finding out how easy it is. Previously thought it was a specialist job, which it is if you want to ensure it's water resistant/proof afterwards. Not bothered myself as I don't do any watersports with it on.
     
  18. RMCF

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    My last 3 have been £1.99 each, fitted. By a little old guy working out of a tiny shop.

    I checked out the high street sellers just out of curiosity - was quoted between £5.99 - £8.99. Chancers.
     
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    Bought a Rado watch about 5 years ago and the battery packed up last year , took it in to shop where I got it from and it had to be sent away for battery fitting ( 1 week ) and £30.
     
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    The battery costs nothing really about £1.50, the pound jobbies are exactly what it says on the tin. cheap and going to leak and when you spend £50-50o ( in the case of Rado 700-1000 on a watch why fit a crap battery which will ruin your watch. Its not like pound shop to offer £500 compensation for a quid battery. so. The money most people will be paying would be to "not damage" the watch. A bit like paying a "stealer" to service your car/timing belt.

    In the case of rado and Raymond weil etc they are expensive watches and they have rubber seals beneath the bezel which creates a air seal.

    Most watch battery fitters cannot "snap" them back to ensure a air tight/water tight seal. Some watches have to have their bezel turned this again involves sheer luck.
     
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    Also amazing is how someone also always points out spelling mistakes...:rolleyes:
     

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