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Keeping Watch Batteries Up to Date

How you manage your time determines your success in life. Whether you are a student preparing for exams, a professional who must arrive to meetings promptly, or a parent juggling duties, having to lose track of time because your watch batteries die is not fun. So know what you are faced with, and plan ahead.

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Know Ahead of Time

They are little and some of them look like pennies, but no, they are not pennies. They are the heart of your dear watch. You may have paid several hundred dollars for that shiny thing on your wrist, but without that five dollar watch battery, all you have is an oddly shaped paper weight.

It is always the little things that end up meaning so much, like a diamond, a broken toe, or Napoleon Bonaparte. While there are some watches made that run off automatic movement or by winding, the majority of watches are now quartz or analog and battery powered. Watch your watch batteries!

Batteries Give Fingers a Break

Fingers no longer had a reason to be sore from trying to wind the teeny-tiny dial when Energizer introduced the first watch battery in 1957. The watch industry was ready for such an invention too; companies worked hard to meet the new demand created by this small round disc. So you might want to thank that pink bunny the next time you glance down at your digital watch, or turn on your personal digital assistant.

Watch Batteries at the Cellular Level

Watch batteries are also known as button cells, for their similar appearance to, well, buttons. With a voltage between one and three volts, these little guys do pack a punch, enough at least to keep your watch ticking away for a while. How do you know what battery your watch needs? Perform some surgery. In other words, you have to open it up and see for yourself. You can also ask the sales associate or customer service representative before making your purchase.

The watch battery does have more uses than just for timepieces. They are used in calculators, hearing aids, some vehicle remote control devices, small personal digital assistants (PDAs), some electronic toys, small LED lights, battery-powered children.s books, and laser pointers for teachers and Star Wars fans. Although regular watch batteries are not rechargeable, there are some small button cells that can be charged again after use. However, these do not seem to perform as well as normal cells.

Take it to a Pro

Don't go without your watch for weeks just because the watch batteries died! Most jewelers will replace your watch batteries for a small fee. Whether you decide to do it yourself, or pay a few dollars for someone else to do it, knowing the type of watch batteries you need will never hurt. You will find yourself dependant on your watch for most of your life. So make sure you have a plan for the little things that mean a lot- like watch batteries.