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Old 25 November 2019, 10:46 PM   #1
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Grand Seiko 9f movement battery change

Considering getting a quartz diver and wonder how often the battery needs to be changed? I heard some said 2 and some said 4 years. What's your experience?
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Old 26 November 2019, 04:04 AM   #2
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Mine lasted 3
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Old 26 November 2019, 04:41 PM   #3
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Not sure, but changing the battery is a piece of cake. It just snaps in and out.
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Old 27 November 2019, 12:08 AM   #4
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^ agreed I changed the battery myself - super easy. I should've taken a picture of the inside - the finishes are amazing.
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Old 29 November 2019, 01:01 AM   #5
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It's three years. I've changed batteries on my SBGX061 and 091 without a problem. Enjoy the sight of the 9F when you do.
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Old 1 December 2019, 12:24 PM   #6
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Whats the cost?

I read you have to send back for a service so that is interesting?
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Old 3 December 2019, 03:52 AM   #7
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Whats the cost?

I read you have to send back for a service so that is interesting?
Cost me what $5 or so for a battery. I spent more time admiring the inside than I did changing out the battery. My understanding was a 50 year service interval because everything in the movement is sealed up tight.

Here's a great write up of the movement
https://timelessluxwatches.com/revie...o-9f-movement/
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Old 9 December 2019, 06:30 AM   #8
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Cost me what $5 or so for a battery. I spent more time admiring the inside than I did changing out the battery. My understanding was a 50 year service interval because everything in the movement is sealed up tight.

Here's a great write up of the movement
https://timelessluxwatches.com/revie...o-9f-movement/
I also was told 50 years by my AD, and I believe something my GS AD said , can't say that about my Rolex AD

I think my 9f GS will out live me. I hope when my son sends it in for service in 48 years they will still have the parts. I fear technology will have advanced too far by then.
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Old 12 December 2019, 10:23 AM   #9
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^ agreed I changed the battery myself - super easy. I should've taken a picture of the inside - the finishes are amazing.
I took a picture.
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