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So, your watch has stopped operating. Either that, or time stopped at ten:15am. Either way, you probably need a new watch battery - if you've gone to the store, you most likely realize the many choices you have in front of you.

There are different prices, kinds, sizes and options. If you are not certain where to look, you are going to be very, extremely confused. And if you choose the wrong battery, you could hurt your watch, and end up purchasing a new battery sooner than you'd like.


The mercury watch battery is really banned in numerous places, so if you can discover one, think about yourself each fortunate and unlucky. Mercury is extremely, very harmful, and if it's not disposed of correctly, can have serious impacts on the environment.

Whilst a mercury battery can last you about 3 years, when you finally run out of juice, be sure to dispose of them properly. Whilst they can be fairly cheap, there is also a huge danger - so, be cautious if you do decide to purchase 1.

A mercury battery will set you back quit a bit, because it is so dangerous. You most likely will not be in a position to find a new battery anyplace in the US.

Alkaline Watch Batteries

If you have bought a cheap watch, chances are this is the type of battery it has in it. In fact, it's hard to discover a cheaply produced watch that does not have an alkaline battery in it.

These are the much more common batteries, mostly simply because you can purchase them very cheaply. You can grab one for less than a dollar at any gas station, drug store, or convenience store. In a pinch, an alkaline watch battery will do.

Nevertheless, these will only last you a couple of months - six at most - and you are going to have to invest in another one. It's a hassle to have to maintain altering your battery once more and once more, but if you're looking for a cheap way to power your watch, this is it.

Silver Oxide

The silver oxide battery is made in the same way that the mercury battery is, but it's much less harmful than the mercury chemical. In fact, these batteries pose little to no health or environmental danger.

The silver oxide battery lasts about a year to a year and six months. They certainly do not last as lengthy as mercury batteries do, but they're easy to dispose of, and you can find them at most drug stores or electronic shops.


The lithium battery is, with out a doubt, the most costly watch battery. But it is for great purpose - these batteries have the highest capacity, and can last the longest.

How lengthy? Up to ten years, perhaps longer, depending on your watch, how potent it is, and what you do with it. You shouldn't use a lithium battery on a high drain watch, however.

Check your watch's manual to see what sort of drain it takes on the watch.


Look at what your watch needs, and what sort of power demand it has. A lithium battery is most costly - but it does last the longest. Depending on what your requirements are, you can figure out what works best.

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