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SOURCE: Have a Giorgio watch Movement #579-005 or

There are millions of movements novadays. You have to get an eyeglass and examine your movement. Then submit all the details. Do not forget to mind if it is mechanical, quartz, solar, e.t.c.

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Need a watch battery number S8821577

Patsy, S8821577 was not found to be valid #. Best to take your watch into a good jeweler and have them match the battery and install for you. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Jul 29, 2016 | Bulova Watches

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What other baterie can i used

Nov 07, 2015 | Citizen Bracelet Quartz Watch

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Here is how you correctly determine what battery goes into any watch when the battery chamber is empty.

Go to web site and in the References area download the PDF Watch Battery Measurement Tool. Print BOLD so easy to read. Here you will use the mm ruler to measure across the chamber; this gives you the FIRST of two dimensions, the diameter. Then cut a sliver of the mm markings and plunge into the battery chamber, this gives you the HEIGHT of the battery and now you've determined the diameter and the height. Go back to the Reference area and look up on the Maxell Watch Battery cross reference and find the correct diameter and height, you may see several heights close to your measurement and try them all in the watch!

Feb 16, 2015 | Watches

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What type of battery does the Fossil Ch2473 use? I called Fossil and they could not help me, instead they insisted I pay them $15 to replace the battery and wait 2-4 weeks for shipping. However, I...

The vast majority of Fossil analog wristwatches take either a #377 or #379 watch battery. The #379, being slightly smaller, is somewhat more commonly found in women's watches than in men's watches, but I have seen both types used in men's and women's watches alike. However, the Fossil CH2473 includes chronograph functions, which means that you can have multiple motors inside the watch running simultaneously. As a result, it's possible that this watch will require a different / bigger bigger. However, if it's not one of these batteries, or even if it takes a 3-volt lithium battery instead of a 1.5 volt watch battery, it will still be something pretty mundane.

In general, common batteries like the type I expect you'll find inside your watch are commonly found at many drug stores, jewelry store counters at places like Walmart and Target, and even at some dollar stores. Be aware that cheap dollar store batteries are usually alkaline, not silver oxide, versions of the same size battery. Alkaline batteries may work perfectly well in many watches, but they have a somewhat different energy performance curve over time, and, in general, they won't last quite as long as a comparable silver oxide battery. In addition, for reasons I've never been able to figure out, some of the Fossil watches that I've serviced would not function with an alkaline battery--but would work fine when I put in a silver oxide battery of the same size and voltage. I have not been able to see a pattern to predict when this will and will not occur. Lithium batteries, whether "brand name" or generic, should have the same performance curve.

If you do open up your watch to change the battery and don't recognize the battery type/code on your battery, don't give up. Watch batteries have different numbering schemes, depending on the manufacturer. Here's a link to a cross-reference chart that will help you "translate" one code into another. I would suggest starting by looking at the #377 line to see if one of those cross-reference codes matches what you have. However, you may need to look around the chart to get an exact match:,,id,,75

As a final thought, the backs of some Fossil watches are very snugly fitted to their cases. You can generally get them off without too much of a problem, but there's a good chance you may need a jeweler's press to get them to snap back on properly. I've noticed this most with round watch backs; I generally haven't needed a press to close oblong or tonneau-shaped Fossil watches (or some round watches, too). A jeweler's press spreads the pressure evenly around the edges of the watch back and watch case, preventing damaging pressure on the watch crystal, watch movement, and watch back. Clamping the watch in a regular vise to try to press on the back runs a high risk of damaging your watch, and I do not recommend trying that, no matter how frustrated you get. It's much safer (and cheaper, overall) to tip someone with a vise a couple of dollars to close up your watch for you.

May 15, 2011 | Fossil CH2473 Watch for Men

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Battery number

Try this cross-reference chart to find other names for a watch battery you're trying to find:,,id,,75

May 06, 2011 | Watches

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My watch stopped working. I think I just need to replace the battery in it. how do I get the back of the watch off to do that?

Bulova Accutron watches were originally designed to use Mercury batteries of 1.35 volts, since they were the only type manufactured then. The pic (left) shows an original 214 all-metal "top hat" cell, before 387 cells with the plastic spacer became available. In most areas of the world, mercury-based batteries are no longer available, due to environmental concerns related to the safe disposal of them. The Tuning Fork watches manufactured by Esa (e.g the f300 Omega) were designed to run on either mercury or silver oxide batteries without any adjustment, provided the last repairer to work on the watch set up the index mechanism according to factory specifications.
It is strongly recommended that you do not replace batteries yourself, as special tools are required to open the watch case without damaging it. The only exception to this is the Accutron 214 model, which has a small battery hatch on the back.

Aug 24, 2010 | Bulova 26D08 Accutron Watch

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Where can I get a 333 battery

In England

In USA - none listed on ebay, except for international (from England).
The 333 is quite an unusual battery, in that its one of only three with no other entries on a cross reference chart (i.e. not widely made).

Feb 24, 2010 | Piaget Watches

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Have a Giorgio watch Movement #579-005 or 579-105 looking for a cross reference movement Thanks...Frank

There are millions of movements novadays. You have to get an eyeglass and examine your movement. Then submit all the details. Do not forget to mind if it is mechanical, quartz, solar, e.t.c.

Jan 22, 2010 | Watches

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Need replacement battery for the above

I had the same problem. My jeweler came up with a solution. He "dibbled" the rear of the case just enough that the next smaller Renata battery would fit. You can't tell that he did anything but it worked. Hope this helps.

Apr 21, 2009 | Watches

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Dont know battery type for ecclissi watches?

Measure your original watch battery (diameter and height).
Compare with the cross reference list and find exactly what you want.
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Dec 20, 2008 | Watches

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