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Watch Battery Advice: Sony Silver Oxide

Post by SynMike » April 29th 2018, 12:00am

I work at a watch store 1 day a week. One of my closest friends bought the store and I'm partnering with him on other ventures. So I've worked there one day a week since November. It's a busy store. I change 40-60 watch batteries in a day working there, while selling watches, taking in jewelry repairs, etc. He has the store up an running well and probably won't need my help much longer. Anyway, to the point...

We recommend and use Sony silver oxide batteries, made in Japan.

Our watch maker with 40 years experience says Sony are his preferred choice. He has seen many watches with damage from batteries. When a watch comes in with a leaking battery it is often a (Swiss made) Renata. Also, don't bother with alkaline, they don't last.

There are exceptions: Many sport watches like G-Shocks and Timex use the bigger CR coin size batteries with lithium instead of silver oxide. No problems with lithium. But again, selecting Sony is a good idea.
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Re: Watch Battery Advice: Sony Silver Oxide

Post by Racer-X » April 29th 2018, 4:17am

I appreciate this, Mike. I used to use Renata until I read a forum post from a watchmaker who said the same, but he recommended Energizer, which I have been using since.

The only issue is Energizer combines some sizes, which makes for a less than perfect fit occasionally.

Where do you buy the Sony batteries? Esslinger doesn’t carry them.
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Re: Watch Battery Advice: Sony Silver Oxide

Post by bedlam » April 29th 2018, 4:50am

Agree with the Sony recommendation for button batteries.

If you use rechargables (AA, AAA) then I highly recommend Panasonic ENELOOP. I run my camera and flash equipment, dive torches, etc on them exclusively.

https://metaefficient.com/rechargeable- ... rgers.html

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Post by biglove » April 29th 2018, 6:01am

Appreciate the tip. Have used both Sony and Energizer for watches and buy all mine through Amazon. $5 or less for 5 batteries vs $4+ for a single battery locally.
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Post by MAX » April 29th 2018, 7:50am

No problem with Renata when I have used them but I found Energizers to be the best. Ill give Sony a shot, thanks.

Best place Ive found to buy batteries on line, swatchbattery.com
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Re: Watch Battery Advice: Sony Silver Oxide

Post by SynMike » April 29th 2018, 1:24pm

No problems with Energizer that I know of. They are probably similar quality to Sony. We occasionally get them from a local supplier when we run out of Sonys and are waiting for a shipment. But they cost more than our source for Sony batteries.
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Re: Watch Battery Advice: Sony Silver Oxide

Post by biglove » April 29th 2018, 3:55pm

Racer-X wrote:
biglove wrote:Appreciate the tip. Have used both Sony and Energizer for watches and buy all mine through Amazon. $5 or less for 5 batteries vs $4+ for a single battery locally.


If those are third-party sellers, I'd be concerned about fakes.


Third party seller with 100% positive with over 26,000 reviews in the last 12 months. 99% positive with over 281,000 sales in their lifetime on Amazon. So far, so good. "MYBATTERYSUPPLIER."

Good point though.
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Re: Watch Battery Advice: Sony Silver Oxide

Post by TemerityB » April 29th 2018, 5:40pm

biglove wrote:
Third party seller with 100% positive with over 26,000 reviews in the last 12 months. 99% positive with over 281,000 sales in their lifetime on Amazon. So far, so good. "MYBATTERYSUPPLIER."

Good point though.


MBS is 100 percent real stuff. No question about it; my preferred source as well. They're less expensive because they sell the blister packs intended to be sold at wholesale.
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