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Old 20 June 2017, 03:50 AM   #1
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Oysterquartz stored with dead battery?

Sorry if this has been asked before.

My Oysterquartz battery has expired and I don't want to replace it at this time. Is there a risk to the watch movement from battery degradation if I store the watch with an expired battery in it?
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:00 AM   #2
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It should be removed, why risk leakage?
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:03 AM   #3
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A leaking battery can DESTROY the EXPENSIVE Oysterquartz movement rather quickly.
Remove at once!
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:46 AM   #4
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Have you seen a remote control with dead batteries in it? Yep, that will happen to your Rolex instead of a remote control.
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:46 AM   #5
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Thank you for the firm and sound advice. I will do.
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:54 AM   #6
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Old 20 June 2017, 05:49 AM   #7
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Battery change is free, why wait?
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Old 20 June 2017, 05:51 AM   #8
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do they still honour the free battery swap ??
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:35 AM   #9
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do they still honour the free battery swap ??
Some RSCs do, some don't, it seems.
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:52 AM   #10
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Have the battery removed.


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Old 20 June 2017, 05:01 PM   #11
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The Oysterquartz uses a SR344 battery and its not rocket science to change it yourself.Even most high street watchmakers could do with the case back tool its only like unscrewing a jar and pressure check after thats the hardest part.You can buy a pack of 5xSR344 batteries for around 8-10 its not like if its some special Rolex certified battery its just a normal run of the mill battery.But trouble today once you mention Rolex the price always escalates 10 fold and its no different to change a battery in a Rolex as to changing one in say a Seiko dive watch.
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Old 20 June 2017, 05:16 PM   #12
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Old 20 June 2017, 05:31 PM   #13
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I would keep it running and buy a good brand battery.
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:11 PM   #14
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If its a white roman dial OQ in mint condition sell it to me.
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:38 PM   #15
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Thank you padi56 for that detailed information on the battery type and thank you everyone else for the advice. I will certainly have the old battery removed now and not risk leakage and damage to the watch.
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