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Old 02-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Question for watch collectors

Hi, I own about 30 Disney watches. Over the last couple of years I've gotten more and more aware of how much I'm spending getting the batteries replaced just so I can wear anyone of those watches on any given day. Over the past 6 months I've stopped getting the batteries replaced and have learned to live without some watches. If I keep this up I'll be like a "normal" person and probably only have a couple of watches that I wear.

I feel I'm at a crossroads of giving up my collection (and maybe selling), or realize that this type of collection requires not only an initial investment but continuous money for batteries. At some point I bought a kit to replace the batteries myself but after 1 broken watch face, that was the end of that.

So have you ever considered selling off just to avoid the battery expense? If so, did you ever regret your decision?

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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What I do is pull out the knob for any that I am not wearing so that the watch isn't running and saves the batteries. Only takes a few seconds to set the watch and push the knob in.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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That's a good idea. Hadn't thought of that.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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I have a few hundred

Disney watches from the 1930's to now and would never give them up. I buy a few to wear and the rest are for display or pure collectors interest. One thing I love is the old manual wind ones and a few of the self winding ones..

Never give them up! Just get batteries for the one(s) you wear when you need them. I always take the batteries out when I am not using them as well
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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I have the same problems with watch batteries - however, I have discovered a possible solution.

Batteries Plus (at least the one by my house!) has a program that sells you a battery (about $16.00) and then you get FREE batteries on that watch whenever you need a replacement. I figure the first time I get the free battery I am breaking even, after that I am in the black

Hope this helps some of you out, too!
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