I am new to this forum, so thanks in advance for any help in answering those questions! I am thinking about buying a tough solar casio watch so i got some questions related to the mechanism.
1) from what i understand there is a battery inside, which charges through the solar cell. how long is the average life time of such a battery? i searched the net and the it seems the answers vary wildly between 2-10 years. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with that. also, how much does it cost to replace? some ppl claim its 80% of the cost of the watch. can i find one and replace it myself if i have to? any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated!
2) i was reading on the topic and i came across this:
in particular if you scroll down you will see:
Doesn't the rechargable battery every require replacement or maintenance?
As a rule, you should never have to replace the battery in actual use. As for maintenance, we recommend that you have the packing of water-resistant models changed periodically (roughly every 2 or 3 years) to maintain the water resistance.
What does that even mean?? I am having real trouble interpreting the meaning of "we recommend that you have the 'packing' of water resistant models changed periodically".
Thanks again for any help!!!