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Alright, you guys know how to do it less expensively, so I'm appealing to you all for help.

I have a watch whose battery is dead. I have forgotten where I bought it, but it wasn't Target, and they are telling me they cannot replace the battery for me, although they'll sell me a new battery if I just tell them what kind. They say that they don't want the liability if they scratch the watch trying to get it open.

But they were happy to loan me a tool for opening it. Fine. I'll do the thing myself. Well now I have a very scratched up watch with the old battery still in it. I couldn't get the back off to save my life.

This is a nice Seiko watch, but now it is worthless unless I can somehow get it open (doubt it). I quit wearing it when I quit working, but occasionally I think it would be nice to have a watch when I want to be on time with friends. Otherwise, it doesn't matter much.

So what are my options? Should I just buy cheap disposable watches? Trouble is, you don't know how old the battery is when you buy it.

I'm not fond of having things touch me, so I don't want to wear something around my neck and really don't want to wear a watch on my wrist, but that's the least offensive. Maybe I should just carry a clock around with me when I'm going to need to know what time it is. ;-)

Any ideas?

- tmeri
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