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battery for a accutron 214H

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Just gone to order a spacer for a 394 cell from Cousins, and they are now obsolete.  Does anyone have any suggestions to replace the original 387 battery?

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thanks

I have double checked and Cousins have the maxwell 394's but no mention of the spacer required.  I might order those and if needed turn a spacer on my lathe (I got for the lathe for the car, but thought it might come in handy)

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10 minutes ago, John_D said:

Is THIS what you are after Scott?

Yes - thanks John.  Ordered the most expensive battery ever fitted to a watch!

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Just now, scottswatches said:

Yes - thanks John.  Ordered the most expensive battery ever fitted to a watch!

Don't know about that Scott, THIS is the other alternative available....

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17 minutes ago, scottswatches said:

thanks

I have double checked and Cousins have the maxwell 394's but no mention of the spacer required.  I might order those and if needed turn a spacer on my lathe (I got for the lathe for the car, but thought it might come in handy)

Don't know if this may be of interest, but they're what I use in mine: https://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_accucell1.htm

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Unless your Accutron is Phased to the lower voltage 1.35V Accucell I would stick with the 1.55V 387 or 394. The bottom line is you "MUST" use a spacer with either of those batteries in order for the battery compartment to be safe(not short out) and have that battery/spacer installed properly. The Accucells mentioned above generally have a much lower battery life (my personal experience from past trial and error) and command a much higher price and are used mainly in 214's that can't operate properly with a 1.55 V battery of the 387/394. Although this general comment but not a 100% deal breaker, the Accucells are generally used for people that haven't had a watch serviced and phased to the higher 1.55V useing the 387 or 394 battery. Or the Accucells are used by a couple known repair agents that are either ill-informed or lazy to phase the watch to the higher 1.55V 387 or 394. 99% of 214 accutrons can be phased to run the 387/394 batteries just fine and that battery will not damage the circuity.  I view the Accucell as a band-aid  So you really need to keep a spare or two of the MUST have spacers and then later buy the much cheaper 387 without the spacer or the very commonly purchased 394 without spacer. I have nothing but  394's in all my 30+ accutrons. I install nothing else and they all run great. I have about 30+ spacers as spares so its really about buying a cost effective 394 battery when its time to refill my stock. You have spacers and you have a 387/394 battery, then you are set. 

 

This is an in-depth look at batteries and phasing Q&A on the 214 movement.  Phasing 214's and Batteries Tech Link

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