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wrenchhead
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« on: April 14, 2011, 07:44:56 pm »

Hey. I'm in Iraq right now, so I can't just run down the the corner store and find the right battery for this watch. I took it out a couple months ago and forgot to ask my wife for another battery, and I've lost the original battery, so I'm kinda stuck. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks
Jake

PS: Here's a picture of the face if anyone happens to recognize it by appearance and can compare theirs for me.
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Era
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teahousekitten
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 03:07:56 pm »

It's hard to tell just by eyeballing it from a photo, but the approximate size looks like an Energizer 370-371 to me. (I work in a watch kiosk putting batteries in all day, so I'm used to guessing this sort of thing, though I might be wrong.)

(edit) Is there any chance you can get a measurement of the diameter of the battery chamber for me in millimeters, as well as the depth (also in mm)? I can compare the two measurements with the batteries at work to get you a better verdict.
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wrenchhead
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 03:26:40 pm »

Glad you came along, Era. I don't have a micrometer, but I'm gonna say gauging on the crappy rule I have available that it's exactly 1CM across and no more than 3mm thick.

Thanks!
-Jake
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teahousekitten
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 03:57:42 pm »

Okay! I'll be going into work tomorrow evening (today is Easter holiday), so I'll take some battery measurements for you then and get back to you with my final verdict. Just by seeing it and the size you've described, I really do think it's a 370, but the thickness of the socket also determines that; some batteries are the same diameter but different heights (a 364 and a 321 are semi-interchangeable for this reason, but the watch may run down more quickly on the shorter battery, or the larger battery may prevent the case from closing.)

I'll probably post back to you around 6 or 7pm EST.
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wrenchhead
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 04:31:46 pm »

thanks again. and happy easter.

-Jake
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Era
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teahousekitten
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 03:52:27 am »

Sorry for the delay. I did some measuring, and I'm almost certain that's a size 370/371 battery now.
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wrenchhead
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 10:07:09 am »

Thanks again, I really appreciate it. Now to see if I can get the wife to send me one.

-Jake
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teahousekitten
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 03:13:26 pm »

Any time! If she can't find one anywhere else, she should be able to get one at Radio Shack.

Glad to help!
Era
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