Hi the problem is since returning from Iraq (im in the forces) iv had new batterys in my watch and they only last about 3 days if i try and use any of the functions. When you try the Barometer it comes up ERR. everything else works for the first day. Then you try anything and it all fades untill the battery power goes all together. If anyone has had any problems like this and found a cure please let me know.
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it can be--their is no definite life span of a battery because everything has a different draw of power a simple watch can last years while more complex such as date/stop watch /backlight etc will draw and kill battery quicker
may be a battery, many times the watch is tryed or set and put in the case. so it has been running, battery last 2-3 yrs. its common. sometimes the store you got from will replace it or rebate you money for it 10-15 . if it is within 30 days return it. if it is with in the warrant period, send it to the. should have a booklet there or look them up online.
This means it needs a new battery. But if your watch is about 5 years old it is best to have it serviced. The oils in the movement will be drying out and this causes the gear train to require more power from the battery to make it move. By drawing more power from the battery, the battery will not last as long. This shortening of the battery life continues until the watch is serviced or eventually a new battery will not get the watch to run.
All watches require regular service to stay working properly.
The catalogue says "never needs a battery" and as it is a "radio controlled " type, then it must have a battery that is charged by power generated by motion.
To get the watch to go, then you should wave it backwards and forwards for some time ( 100's of times according to one maker!). This will charge the battery.
Leave the watch overnight so that it can pick up the timing signal and correct the watch. I did this with mine when the battery was changed and it lost its time and it took a couple of days before it told the right time, so be patient.
If the watch refuses to show any sign of life, then it should be returned to an authorised repair agent for inspection.
A few watch companies...Bulova being one of them used to give a 10 year warranty but I dont know of any batteries that actually last 10 years! The average life of a 1.5 volt silver oxide battery is 2-3 years (sometimes a smidge longer) depending on the age and condition of the watch. A 3 volt lithium battery will get on average 3-4 years.
Im guessing that your battery is probably dead! :-)
Some longines watch has built-in battery gauge. When battery is low, the second hand jumps every four seconds. If you have new battery installed and the problem persists then there is a short circuit somewhere that drinks a lot of battery juice.
Like anon129 I had the same problem. Those "outdoor" functions need more battery power than just telling the time and the stopwatch do. When the rechargeable lithium battery gets old and tired - which they apparently sometimes do for no very good reason - it can't provide enough power when required to, so it goes into recovery mode. It's very annoying but if your battery level indicator is already showing H the only solution is to replace the battery.
My second battery seems to be lasting better, but I'm not leaving it charging in the sun for ages this time, as I think it overheats it when the battery is full. I'm also not using the outdoor features as much, and the light hardly at all.