What determines quartz battery life?

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    What determines quartz battery life?

    Does anyone know what factors contribute to battery life in quartz watches? Nowadays, I see some watches that advertise 10 year battery life, others with 7 years, and yet others with 3 years, etc. And it's not just a matter of functions; some of the 3 year watches are simple time-and-date analogs. Is it mainly the quality of the battery? Or are some movements more power-efficient than others?

    Thanks in advance for any insight.

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    Re: What determines quartz battery life?

    Long life movements usually use lithium batteries, which have an extremely long life. (10 years or more)

    Standard movements use silver oxide batteries.

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