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    Question When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    When the battery for non-solar models run out and you don't replace it with a fresh battery (and just want to store the watch), what is the best thing to do? Leave the original flat in there? or remove it and close the case back up?

    I suppose I'm asking, will the flat battery leak if left for a number of years inside the watch?

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    The battery probably won't leak, but there's a chance that it might. So, for peace of mind, take it out.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    thats weird, i was thinking about the same questions last night...
    thanks for asking already

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    Gentlemen, once again excuse my boldness, since i'm new here around WUS, but i've already seriously and permanently damaged some precious g-shock models, non-solars as you said, by not removing the battery. I can assure you: remove then 'cause they will leak.

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dantas View Post
    Gentlemen, once again excuse my boldness, since i'm new here around WUS, but i've already seriously and permanently damaged some precious g-shock models, non-solars as you said, by not removing the battery. I can assure you: remove then 'cause they will leak.
    Dantas, thanks for your warning. I'm sorry to hear that you have suffered damage to your precious collection.

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    ive had many non G's stored for 5+ years with batteries and they never leaked, but to be 100% sure, remove it

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    Sjors said "Take it out fool!", or something like that, they do ruin the watches (at least mine), even if the batt doesn't leak.

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    Leaving an expired battery in is one of the few ways you can damage a G. Take it out.

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    Re: When the battery runs out but you don't want to replace...

    Then there's the thought. If you're going to the work of removing the old one, why not put a new one in?

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