another watch problem
Scott Begin (0005555440@MCIMAIL.COM)
Thu, 3 Aug 1995 06:53:00 EST
Poster: Bob Everson <everson@PM.ADDL.PURDUE.EDU> writes:
"But- there is another problem with watches- be they digital or analog-
do you put in *fresh* batteries before you go out into the wilderness?
We're having a hard time finding batteries for a watch here (not
to mention an HP calculator). "
For the cheapo watches that are almost given away at fast food places,
or sold cheaply (<$10) at yea local discount store, this may be a
problem. For those, the battery is probably designed to last about a
year or after the customer gets it. Those are usually cheaper/easier to
get a new watch than to change the battery.
The last 3 watches I have bought came with lithium batteries, which are
supposed to have a life of roughly 5 years, and usually do. Of those 3,
I purchased one in 1986, and changed the battery in 1989, the case was
cracked in 1992, causing me to replace it, but it kept running until
1994. The other two were purchased in 1992 and 1993, and have kept
running fine without needing new batteries yet. Yes, I have paid a
little more for my watches ($20-$45), but I feel I get a better watch,
longer life on the battery, water resistance to deeper than I'll take
it, and other gadgets.
If you want to keep the thing forever, check out the batteries, but for
the most part, watches today, unless you buy them in a jewelry store,
are designed to be disposable.
Scott A. Begin ASM, T-348, Oak Forest, IL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City