Operating a Quartz (Battery) Watch

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What are some tips for quartz watches?

Operating a Quartz (Battery) Watch

  • If the watch is not going to be worn for a long period of time, stop the movement by pulling the crown out to time setting position. This will stop the watch and preserve the battery.
  • Have the battery checked every two years by a competent watchmaker.
  • When the battery is changed, have the watchmaker insure the watch is pressure-tight to withstand dust and moisture
  • If the second hand starts advancing in four-second increments, the battery needs to be replaced. Watches will run another 1-4 weeks when the battery is low.



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