From: newman on
Jim wrote:
>
> 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.

You may find an equivalent number here

http://www.renata.com/content/watch/reference.php


Regards
From: flybywire on
was amazed at the batteries on a cheap card

"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.
>


From: thoss on
On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 flybywire wrote:

>was amazed at the batteries on a cheap card
>
>"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.
>>
>I don't think they have CR-series batteries on that card. But the last
time I was in a 99p Store, they had a card with a selection, about eight
total, of CR2032, CR2025 and CR2016.

--
Thoss