384 London Road,
UK’s Premier small battery specialists, we stock every size of watch battery and also Seiko Kinetic upgrades.
Help, Safety and Information
- Silver Oxide low drain (button cell's) are for watches without a light or alarm, they are 1.55 Volts
- Silver Oxide high drain (button cell's) are for watches with a light or alarm, they are 1.55 Volts
- Lithium (coin cell's) are mainly used in Casio watches and some car key fob's, they are 3 Volts
- Mercury batteries (1.3 volts) are now obsolete, you can usually use a Silver Oxide (1.55 volts)
- Most fire alarm's use a 9 Volt PP3 Alkaline battery (replace yearly)
- Ni-MH rechargeable batteries lose about half their charge per month
- Alkaline button batteries are unsuitable for watches, as the voltage is unstable and they will leak, destroying your watch
- DO NOT leave batteries where children can play with them, they could be swallowed (if a battery is swallowed get medical help)
- DO NOT put batteries in your pocket or purse with metal objects, as they may short circuit the battery, making it very hot, leak or explode
- DO NOT try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries - they may explode, leak or give off toxic gasses
- DO NOT burn batteries, they may explode or give off toxic gasses
- DO NOT fit a rechargeable battery in a smoke alarm - they discharge in about 2 months
Under the Waste Battery Regulations, Quality Batteries UK are now offering a take back scheme for all portable waste batteries.
You can return your waste batteries to our business premises in person (please do not post).
Alternatively, you can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at
Most supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points.
End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.
Tips on fitting a watch battery
Terms and Conditions
Our Postal Address (Printable)
Mrs E. Morrison