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So, your watch has stopped working. Either that, or time stopped at 10:15am. Either way, you probably require a new watch battery - if you've gone to the store, you most likely realize the numerous options you have in front of you.

There are various costs, types, sizes and choices. If you're not certain exactly where to look, you're going to be extremely, extremely confused. And if you choose the wrong battery, you could hurt your watch, and end up buying a new battery sooner than you'd like.


The mercury watch battery is actually banned in numerous locations, so if you can find one, consider your self both lucky and unlucky. Mercury is very, extremely dangerous, and if it is not disposed of correctly, can have severe impacts on the environment.

While a mercury battery can last you about 3 years, when you lastly run out of juice, be sure to dispose of them properly. While they can be pretty cheap, there is also a huge risk - so, be careful if you do decide to buy 1.

A mercury battery will set you back quit a bit, because it is so harmful. You probably won't be in a position to find a new battery anyplace in the US.

Alkaline Watch Batteries

If you've bought a cheap watch, probabilities are this is the kind of battery it has in it. In fact, it is difficult to find a cheaply produced watch that doesn't have an alkaline battery in it.

These are the much more common batteries, mostly because you can buy them extremely cheaply. You can grab 1 for much less than a dollar at any gas station, drug shop, or convenience shop. In a pinch, an alkaline watch battery will do.

However, these will only last you a few months - six at most - and you're going to have to invest in another 1. It's a hassle to have to keep changing your battery again and again, but if you are searching for a cheap way to energy your watch, this is it.

Silver Oxide

The silver oxide battery is produced in the same way that the mercury battery is, but it is much much less dangerous than the mercury chemical. In reality, these batteries pose little to no health or environmental risk.

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


The lithium battery is, without a doubt, the most costly watch battery. But it is for great reason - these batteries have the highest capacity, and can final the longest.

How long? Up to ten years, maybe longer, depending on your watch, how powerful it is, and what you do with it. You should not use a lithium battery on a higher drain watch, nevertheless.

Check your watch's manual to see what sort of drain it requires 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. Based on what your needs are, you can figure out what works very best.

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