I had a Maurice Lacroix quartz whose second hand was going in 2 second intervals. I knew this meant its battery would give out soon. However just 3 days later it stopped completely when I was out. I quickly found a jeweller who I paid £5 to have the battery replaced. I think I soon sold it. It was a nice enough watch and is one I wish I had kept. But I only got around 17 months out of it before the battery died.