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#638137 - 15th Dec 2011 4:33pm Battery for Watch - cheapish please! *****
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Anyone know of somewhere that replaces watch batteries at a reasonable price. My local Timpsons in West Kirby charges about £7.99, or £9.99 if you want a lifetime guarantee! All my watches have chosen now to go flat and it'll cost a fortune.

I know I can buy them myself and replace them, but there is always the chance that I ruin the back seal in doing that.

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#638145 - 15th Dec 2011 4:37pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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its just a rubber band in most of em. Did my casio and its fine.

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#638152 - 15th Dec 2011 4:41pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: chev_chelios]
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Ive always replaced my own samsamsam
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#638164 - 15th Dec 2011 4:53pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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There's a small jewellers in Birkenhead market do it for a couple of quid.
I do my own,get loads of different batteries 20 or so for a quid in poundland and other shops.
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#638170 - 15th Dec 2011 5:07pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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Birkenhead Market 3.50 for my Seiko

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#638175 - 15th Dec 2011 5:24pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: poodlepup]
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Time Spot at Moreton Cross £3.

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#638214 - 15th Dec 2011 6:56pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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If you go to the Pound shop in Grange Rd Birkenhead, you can get a packet of about 20 button batteries for £1.

Very cheap if you can do the job yourself. I've done loads of them and it's pretty easy.

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#638735 - 16th Dec 2011 7:51am Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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The little Jewellers in The Crescent in West Kirby is pretty reasonable. Can't remember the price he charged me for a battery as its a couple of years ago but it was certainly cheaper than Timpsons!

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#638755 - 16th Dec 2011 9:04am Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: neilhbb]
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Thanks all - thought Timpsons was a rip-off.

I work in a charity shop and every watch we get has a dud battery! We buy the poundland ones and fix the ones we can, but sometimes the backs don't go back on - in that case there's nothing lost, but I'd rather fork out £3 if it's my own watch - seriously cack-handed, me.

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#638794 - 16th Dec 2011 11:24am Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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Originally Posted By: Samsamsam
Thanks all - thought Timpsons was a rip-off.

I work in a charity shop and every watch we get has a dud battery! We buy the poundland ones and fix the ones we can, but sometimes the backs don't go back on - in that case there's nothing lost, but I'd rather fork out £3 if it's my own watch - seriously cack-handed, me.
You're right about Timpsons being a rip-off.I went to the one in Liscard to have a Yale key cut,he said it was from a special lock and he would have to order a blank at a cost of £5 and it would take three weeks to arrive,no thanks says I.Walked over to the Cherry Tree centre and the chap there did one for me straight away for £1.50.And he was more pleasant.

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#638906 - 16th Dec 2011 3:37pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: ludwigvan]
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There's a tiny little clock/watch repair shop more or less opposite the Oxfam shop in West Kirby - a little Aladdin's cave, it is. Would be worth checking it out. If you need a lot of watch batteries he might be able to do you a deal of some sort.

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#638911 - 16th Dec 2011 3:42pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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What a handy thread laugh I've got a watch that I love (Met Police Fingerprint Bureau smile ) but the battery's died. I might just pop over to West Kirby (if Mum has nothing better to do lol) and get it sorted.

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#639347 - 17th Dec 2011 1:01pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Samsamsam]
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There's a watch repairers on Seaview Rd, Liscard, forgotten the name of it now but it's near/opposite the entrance to the car park on Seaview

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#639349 - 17th Dec 2011 1:10pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: organised_chaos]
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Originally Posted By: organised_chaos
There's a watch repairers on Seaview Rd, Liscard, forgotten the name of it now but it's near/opposite the entrance to the car park on Seaview
Do you mean Watch Craft?

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#639353 - 17th Dec 2011 1:22pm Re: Battery for Watch - cheapish please! [Re: Wench]
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Originally Posted By: Greenwood
There's a tiny little clock/watch repair shop more or less opposite the Oxfam shop in West Kirby - a little Aladdin's cave, it is. Would be worth checking it out. If you need a lot of watch batteries he might be able to do you a deal of some sort.
I love this shop - I just didn't make the connection that they'd do batteries. They restored a friends clock, it was an original wooden railway clock that he dropped on the floor and smashed.
Originally Posted By: Wench
What a handy thread laugh I've got a watch that I love (Met Police Fingerprint Bureau smile ) but the battery's died. I might just pop over to West Kirby (if Mum has nothing better to do lol) and get it sorted.
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I'd certainly suggest trying them - my husband had a special watch (made in Germany) supplied by British Coal suitable for use underground (no sparks!). It was full of coal dust and the suppliers said to return it to them, they'd send it to Germany and clean it for £750 eek The wonderful watch shop did it for £40 in a fortnight. The only drawback is they couldn't provide a replacement seal so it's no longer guaranteed waterproof - but that's not a problem, and certainly not one worth £710.

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