The weather is wet and windy. It’s very warm at 15o C. I didn’t take the camera out yesterday but decided to risk it this morning for what could well be the last of the golden leaves. The wind is whipping them from the trees at an alarming rate and there is another big low pressure system coming in tonight and through Monday.
Tuesday or Wednesday I’m hoping for some long exposures of waterfalls I just hope the wind dies down as otherwise I’ll have smoky water and smoky leaves.
I woke at around three this morning but until I fired up the computer I couldn’t tell, daft as within the van I have a phone that tells the time, a weather station that has a clock and a microwave that is also so equipped. There is a clock on the dashboard and one above the door so why do I feel bereft without a watch? None are set to the correct time; thats’ why.
The watch is dead, it needs a new battery. It requires a rechargeable battery which isn’t a problem the batteries are about £12.00p, fitting them is around £80.00p. I have done the job myself on my sons watch but it is a task fraught with danger. Inside there are three layers of metal and plastic protection, not a problem but for some reason there are four really tiny springs. The watch doesn’t work without them but why I haven’t a clue. This watch is eight or nine years old, I treated it to a new strap last year and was hoping it would see me out. Fitting the £16.00p strap was an hours job. I have asked for a quotation from a firm near Preston; if they require more than sixty pounds I’ll get a new cheap version of this. The equivalent thing new is about £250.00p on E-Bay or Amazon. Too much for a watch for me these days.
Have a great week.
I have just received a reply and on a Sunday. This looks a cracking company.
Good afternoon Adrian,
Thank you for contacting Watch Repair UK. We can certainly help with your Casio. A replacement Swiss battery for this model is £44.95. Included in this service is the following:-
-Replacement Swiss seals and gaskets
-Pressure test to ensure water resistance
-2 Year battery guarantee
-Free fully insured shipment back to you
-5 Day turnaround
I’ll go with this. Not sure that the battery will be Swiss nor that the seals will. The seal is a bit of flat condom. Do the Swiss produce condoms? Life can be fun.