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best make of battery ?

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what does everyone use for the best replacement watch battery a 395 by the way? what make is the best Renata, Rayovac, sony, Varta, and do any type make last longer than others.

thanks john

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Hi, John...I use Seizaiken (Seiko) as my first choice if I can, but I also use Renata as a second choice if I have to. For instance, the wife's Bulova Accutron requires a 344. Cousins don't list this in Seizaiken, but do in Renata. Both brands available from Cousins, some in boxes of 10 from as little as £3.00

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Hi John, i have found that Seizaiken ( Seiko ) Batteries are the best as they dont leak, whereas has had a few bad experiences with Renata, so i use Seizaiken where i can.

Am sure others will give a different opinion but that is my preference :) 

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Thanks for the replies boys have ordered some  Seizaiken ones cheers for the advice.

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Renata batteries are made by a Swiss company owned by the Swatch Group and are certainly a favourite choice among watch aficionados. It may not be generally known but the largest silver oxide cell manufacturer in the world is Sony, and interestingly they supply batteries to Seiko, Casio, Citizen and Orient. Maxell is another large company providing many types of small battery, including watch batteries, and one will probably also be fine with Energizer batteries - they apparently have a good rating for long life.

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2 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

Renata batteries are made by a Swiss company owned by the Swatch Group and are certainly a favourite choice among watch aficionados. It may not be generally known but the largest silver oxide cell manufacturer in the world is Sony, and interestingly they supply batteries to Seiko, Casio, Citizen and Orient. Maxell is another large company providing many types of small battery, including watch batteries, and one will probably also be fine with Energizer batteries - they apparently have a good rating for long life.

One of the reasons I am trying to distance myself from anything to do with Swatch, hence my preference for Seizaiken.

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On 17/02/2019 at 17:19, Roger the Dodger said:

I am trying to distance myself from anything to do with Swatch,

Why, if you don't mind me asking?

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Energizer, Seizaiken, or Sony would be my preference.

Although I belive renatta have got better recently, in my personal experience (20k+ battery changes over 15years) I see them leaked or corroded a little bit too often. 

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40 minutes ago, ry ry said:

Why, if you don't mind me asking?

Just a personal observation...I don't like the way they are trying to stop enthusiasts from being able to purchase parts from the usual suppliers like Cousins, with whom they have an ongoing court battle at the moment over this very point.I expect that at the end of the day Swatch will win out, and we'll then have to buy spares directly from them at inflated prices...if they even allow the public to buy directly from them. As I say, just a personal opinion, and I'm not going to get into any arguemnts over it.

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I use Renata mainly as I have found on occasions that Seizaiken haven't lasted very long whereas I haven't had a problem with Renata .
I may of just been unlucky as others here seem to favour them , but that has been my personal experience 

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