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Do Quartz Watch Batteries Need Maintenance?

The energy of the mechanical watch comes from the barrel inside the movement, and the energy of the quartz watch comes from the watch battery. Today we will give you a little bit of popular science about quartz watches. Let's take a look together.


Ⅰ. Types of quartz watch batteries


The types of quartz watch batteries can be generally divided into five types: lithium batteries, silver oxide batteries, silver peroxide batteries, mercury oxide batteries and solar batteries. Each battery has its own advantages and disadvantages, and different brands and models of watches also need to be equipped with different types of batteries.


Lithium batteries have a longer shelf life. Silver oxide batteries are the more common batteries in quartz watches. Silver peroxide batteries have higher capacity. Mercury oxide batteries are rarely used in quartz watches due to their harmful effects on the environment. Solar cells convert light energy into electrical energy, which is more environmentally friendly.


Ⅱ. How long can the quartz watch battery last?


Quartz watches are generally used for 2-3 years depending on the movement and actual wearing conditions. Some high-end three-hand quartz watches are equipped with a power exhaustion warning device. When you find that the second hand of the quartz watch jumps for a few seconds, it is a sign of insufficient power supply, and you need to replace the battery as soon as possible. The digital display electronic watch will use a flashing display panel to indicate that the battery is dying.


When the battery of the quartz watch is exhausted, if the battery is not replaced in time, it is likely to cause the battery to leak and damage the internal parts of the watch.


Ⅲ. The maintenance of quartz watches


Although quartz watches do not require comprehensive cleaning and oiling services like mechanical watches, they also need to do waterproof testing, appearance cleaning and machine maintenance within a certain period of time. The waterproof test is recommended to be done every 1-2 years. It can be tested when the battery is replaced, and if there is any problem, it can be dealt with in time.


Appearance cleaning needs to be carried out according to the daily wearing environment and state to keep the metal surface of the watch free of sweat and dirt. The long-term accumulation of dirt will corrode the metal layer on the surface of the watch case.


The maintenance of the whole machine is recommended to be done every 5-7 years, which can effectively extend the service life of the quartz watch.


Ⅳ. Why is it not recommended to replace the watch battery by yourself?


1. The removal of the back cover requires the use of professional instruments and tools, and unskilled techniques can easily scratch the watch.


2. After replacing the battery by yourself, the waterproof performance of the watch cannot be guaranteed.


3. The source of the battery purchased by yourself cannot be guaranteed. If you install a non-original battery, it may cause damage to the watch.