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Posted: 8/27/2005 9:47:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 6:00:30 PM EDT by MrsGloftoe]
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:55:05 PM EDT
Sounds like something wrong with the watch...My watch has lasted about 2 years so far


Is your watch water resistant? You may want to check if there is a leak somewhere on the back or near a joint.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:55:08 PM EDT
I had my Tag for over 3 years... never a problem. I would have it looked at...
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:57:09 PM EDT
Some people just can't wear a watch. Something in their physiology just breaks the mechanisims down. Magnetisim? Don't know, but my father couldn't wear a watch...it would just stop working within about 6 months. Strange but true. Mechanical or battery powered....no matter.

You could be one of these people!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 9:58:47 PM EDT
You should carry some tiny jumper cables with you for just such an emergency. I slay me!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:01:11 PM EDT
Does it have a light? If I use the light on my G-Shock too much the batteries go very fast.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:12:06 PM EDT
the stopwatch button on my Seiko is seized, can't even unstick with pliers. Watch is about 2 years old, first problem ever had with a Seiko. When the battery dies I'll get a better watch
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:13:07 PM EDT
Women's watches are considerably smaller than their men's counterparts - which translates into considerably smaller watch batteries. All other things being equal, a small battery doesn't last nearly as long as a large battery.

The other factor that affects battery life is the movement type - Digital watches don't require as much battery power as "analog" watches with moving, mechanical hands. Bumping the seconds hand on an analog watch 86,400 times a day requires significant battery power; updating the LCD display on a digital watch requires much less battery power.

So, for longest battery life:

1. Buy a "full-sized" watch that uses a full-sized battery, and
2. Avoid analog watches with moving hands.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:14:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 10:16:37 PM EDT by MrsGloftoe]
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:41:11 PM EDT
Have your watchmaker look at it. Does it keep time correctly?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:47:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 10:55:26 PM EDT
You are living life to fast, your watch running down is times way of telling you to slow it down, stop and smell the roses so to speak.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 11:03:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:02:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
I have a Tag watch. The last 3 or 4 batteries in it have gone dead after less than 6 months. Am I just having bad luck with batteries or could there be something wrong with my watch making it eat batteries like candy?




I don't know what the reason is, but my wife has the same problem. I bought her a new watch a couple of years ago because we couldn't keep batteries in the old one. Within a year the second watch was just like the old one, maybe four to six months per battery. I think she gave up on watches all together.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:38:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
No light, just a second hand. The first battery on it lasted for a good couple of years. The jeweler looked at the seals on the last battery change a few months ago and said they're all good.

www.pricescan.com/ItemImages/ImagesM/606523m.jpg



ETA: It's not technically a womens' or mens' watch - it's a mid-size, kind of in-between. Definitely bigger than a standard womens' watch.



So it's for women and metrosexuals???
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:45:59 AM EDT
It may be ther wrong battery. Just because the battery is the same size and voltage doesn't mean it's teh right one. Batteries have different milliAmp-hour capacities. Take the watch to a watch repair specialist to verify that you have the proper battery, and to inspect the works for damage or corrosion that may be restricting the movement.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:07:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
No light, just a second hand. The first battery on it lasted for a good couple of years. The jeweler looked at the seals on the last battery change a few months ago and said they're all good.

www.pricescan.com/ItemImages/ImagesM/606523m.jpg



ETA: It's not technically a womens' or mens' watch - it's a mid-size, kind of in-between. Definitely bigger than a standard womens' watch.



Tag Heuer, Omega etc = Total ripoff, the only thing made in Switzerland with swiss precision and craftmanship is the exterior. The inner workings are all made somewhere in thailand or malaysia by some noname supplier. In the end the only difference between a swatch and an omega or certina is the exterior the inner workings, bearings etc are all the same.
Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe and a couple of others are the only ones who make their own inner workings...and they last for decades without any problems.
I'd ditch the Tag and buy a Rolex instead, they are expensive and everything but are REALLY worth the price and always work as advertised, no ifs or buts and last a loooooooong time.
Btw my grandfathers rolex still works perfectly
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:00:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:37:51 PM EDT
Tudor made some nice, sturdy, ladies, mid-sized watches with tritium dials. You might particularly like their "Mini-Sub" or "Ladies Submariner," often seen on eBay for $300 - $600. Swiss movement, and if you care about such things, the case, crown and band are made by Rolex. As with everything, buyer beware (unlike Rolex, there are not so many cheap Tudor knockoffs out there, but I do see them from time to time).
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:44:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 6:44:28 PM EDT by Gloftoe]
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:51:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:57:29 PM EDT
Not too big. Yellow on the face. Tritium. New:

Watch Linky
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:05:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:29:03 PM EDT
Women don't need a watch - there's a clock in the kitchen!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:59:51 PM EDT
If it was me, I'd replace the battery every 6 months (cost: $1.50) and use the savings to buy something loud and stinky...
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