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    Changing a quartz battery for the most part is pretty simple well most of us have probably done it at some point whether from the easy swatch /g10 the hatch back types to popping the back but my thought is if just a battery swap out do we all do it the same way, I am thinking here just normal analogue watches for the moment. ( can go on to others with the need to ac reset ) so for me I just pop or un-screw the back if necessary remove the spacer and pop the battery and swap in a matching one . ( but sometime's when I get them they have no battery in them so makes it hard to know the right one some say Seiko it can be easy to find, same with Casio but not always, I collect old used battery's one of each type I come across then when their is an empty battery slot I got a selection of battery's to try like Cinderellas slipper if you will till one seem to fit then I got an idea of the one I need )

    When I was doing the thread for one of my Seiko vintage top ten. **** Top 10 Vintage affordable Seiko - part four **** I saw a post when checking some thing elsewhere saying that before changing a quartz battery the stem must always be pulled to the time setting mode before even opening the case ?? .

    Now does this make any difference as I change a LOT of battery's and have never really done this and very rarely does it not work after a change ...

    Can't say the say for some of the job lots I get take the last one I had a Seiko duo that had issues thou missing screw and battery clip parts so not counting that one or the rotary as the contact is missing so but as a rule even in most my job lot I just change the battery without touching the stem ...

    How do you do it ?

    Can you see a reason for the stem to be pulled first ??

    Any thing you read giving advice on how to do it ??

    As always Ismy
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    Changing a quartz battery for the most part is pretty simple well most of us have probably done it at some point whether from the easy swatch /g10 the hatch back types to popping the back but my thought is if just a battery swap out do we all do it the same way, I am thinking here just normal analogue watches for the moment. ( can go on to others with the need to ac reset ) so for me I just pop or un-screw the back if necessary remove the spacer and pop the battery and swap in a matching one . ( but sometime's when I get them they have no battery in them so makes it hard to know the right one some say Seiko it can be easy to find, same with Casio but not always, I collect old used battery's one of each type I come across then when their is an empty battery slot I got a selection of battery's to try like Cinderellas slipper if you will till one seem to fit then I got an idea of the one I need )

    When I was doing the thread for one of my Seiko vintage top ten. **** Top 10 Vintage affordable Seiko - part four ****
    I saw a post when checking some thing elsewhere saying that before changing a quartz battery the stem must always be pulled to the time setting mode before even opening the case ?? .

    Now does this make any difference as I change a LOT of battery's and have never really done this and very rarely does it not work after a change ...

    Can't say the say for some of the job lots I get take the last one I had a Seiko duo that had issues thou missing screw and battery clip parts so not counting that one or the rotary as the contact is missing so but as a rule even in most my job lot I just change the battery without touching the stem ...

    How do you do it ?

    Can you see a reason for the stem to be pulled first ??

    Any thing you read giving advice on how to do it ??

    As always Ismy

    In time setting mode, the circuit is isolated protecting it from accidental damage.

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    yeah can see that with some so be good to pull it then I guess for hacking watches but for none hacking would it matter ? ..

    but like the sound of that think will pull just to be on the safe side from now on ...

    wonder if that could explain the 8123 I'm having issue with wonder if pulling the stem then loading the battery will do anything different ...

    I know with Casio and the like you have to be careful on shorting it wrong got a lotus miyaota gp some thing I think that is having issue so tempted to try and short each setting to reboot it

    but thats good to know as bet not a lot of people realise that ?
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    The exception is the waterproof square cased stuff from the seventies - because of the way the movement comes out they have to be fully in before removal or you have to strip them to get the keyless works back in the right position. As I've just been reminded by the one I got fro more for a score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    The exception is the waterproof square cased stuff from the seventies - because of the way the movement comes out they have to be fully in before removal or you have to strip them to get the keyless works back in the right position. As I've just been reminded by the one I got fro more for a score!
    yes the Seiko sq ones mentioned that in the link in my first post same when pulling the stem out for repairs clean and such if not put back in the right way you have to remove the plate then correct it ..seen a good thread/review somewhere when looking in to one of my sq to fix /explain it
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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