From: John Blundell on
In article <Xns98E1C91CE4C555D4AM2(a)127.0.0.1>, Jim <nomail(a)riomail.com>
writes
>Need to get a few batteries for a bunch of old watches lying around my
>drawer.
>
>Any recommended suppliers?

I ordered one a year ago from http://www.gadgetbatteries.co.uk/
They seem reasonable on overall price inc. postage. So far the battery
is still running happily. That was cheaper and easier than driving down
to Maplin or any other shop, and my watch battery (code 370) doesn't
seem to be done on the bulk cards at pound shops and the like.

--
John Blundell

From: Zib on

"John Blundell" <me(a)privacy.invalid> wrote in message
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> In article <Xns98E1C91CE4C555D4AM2(a)127.0.0.1>, Jim <nomail(a)riomail.com>
> writes
>>Need to get a few batteries for a bunch of old watches lying around my
>>drawer.
>>
>>Any recommended suppliers?
>
> I ordered one a year ago from http://www.gadgetbatteries.co.uk/
> They seem reasonable on overall price inc. postage. So far the battery is
> still running happily. That was cheaper and easier than driving down to
> Maplin or any other shop, and my watch battery (code 370) doesn't seem to
> be done on the bulk cards at pound shops and the like.
>
> --
> John Blundell
>

I've used the pound shop card with 50 batteries on it. Never had a failure
and they seem to last as long as any other. Bargain. Used em in
claculators, clocks, games.


From: "Alec" alexis2525 on

"Zib" <zib(a)REMOVETHISlittleold.me.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "John Blundell" <me(a)privacy.invalid> wrote in message
> news:5fYmM0Fo8Z4FFw4t(a)ntlworld.com...
>> In article <Xns98E1C91CE4C555D4AM2(a)127.0.0.1>, Jim <nomail(a)riomail.com>
>> writes
>>>Need to get a few batteries for a bunch of old watches lying around my
>>>drawer.
>>>
>>>Any recommended suppliers?
>>
>> I ordered one a year ago from http://www.gadgetbatteries.co.uk/
>> They seem reasonable on overall price inc. postage. So far the battery
>> is still running happily. That was cheaper and easier than driving down
>> to Maplin or any other shop, and my watch battery (code 370) doesn't seem
>> to be done on the bulk cards at pound shops and the like.
>>
>> --
>> John Blundell
>>
>
> I've used the pound shop card with 50 batteries on it. Never had a
> failure and they seem to last as long as any other. Bargain. Used em in
> claculators, clocks, games.
>
Your biggest problem is likely to be opening the backs of most watches, for
which you often need special tools. Also, if your watch is waterproof, the
seal is likely to be broken when you take the back off and needs to be
replaced, or water or condensation will get in.
Though if they are really cheap watches, DIY with pound shop batteries is
probably worth having a go.

Alec


From: Jim on
On 25 Feb 2007, Alec <alexis2525 @ mail.com> wrote:

>
> "Zib" <zib(a)REMOVETHISlittleold.me.uk> wrote in message
> news:T5WdnXxVpPGRTnzYRVnyhgA(a)pipex.net...
>>
>> "John Blundell" <me(a)privacy.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:5fYmM0Fo8Z4FFw4t(a)ntlworld.com...
>>> In article <Xns98E1C91CE4C555D4AM2(a)127.0.0.1>, Jim
>>> <nomail(a)riomail.com> writes
>>>>Need to get a few batteries for a bunch of old watches lying
>>>>around my drawer.
>>>>
>>>>Any recommended suppliers?
>>>
>>> I ordered one a year ago from http://www.gadgetbatteries.co.uk/
>>> They seem reasonable on overall price inc. postage. So far the
>>> battery is still running happily. That was cheaper and easier
>>> than driving down to Maplin or any other shop, and my watch
>>> battery (code 370) doesn't seem to be done on the bulk cards at
>>> pound shops and the like.
>>>
>>> --
>>> John Blundell
>>>
>>
>> I've used the pound shop card with 50 batteries on it. Never had
>> a failure and they seem to last as long as any other. Bargain.
>> Used em in claculators, clocks, games.
>>
> Your biggest problem is likely to be opening the backs of most
> watches, for which you often need special tools. Also, if your
> watch is waterproof, the seal is likely to be broken when you take
> the back off and needs to be replaced, or water or condensation
> will get in. Though if they are really cheap watches, DIY with
> pound shop batteries is probably worth having a go.
>
> Alec
>
>
>

I'm ok with opening the backs (even though ti was tricky) but I need
buttons cells which are not available on theose cards nor from
Maplins. For example: SR916SW.
From: Merkin on

"Jim" <nomail(a)riomail.com> wrote in message
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> Need to get a few batteries for a bunch of old watches lying around my
> drawer.
>
> Any recommended suppliers?

TIMPSONS

You buy one battery and pay a little extra and they give you a certificate
that means you get new batteries FREE FOR LIFE of your watch.