Watch Battery General Information (Click for More Detail)
Here at Batteries In A Flash, we have a great selection of watch batteries to choose from. Watch batteries come in many sizes, if you don't know what size battery is equivalent to yours, then check out our extensive watch battery cross reference guide. We carry top brands such as Exell Battery, Energizer, Maxell and Vinnic. All of these batteries fit in Citizen, Timex, Casio, Seiko watches, simply just look at the battery finder and you are done. Replace your watch battery today!
What's the difference between a silver oxide battery vs an alkaline watch battery?
For several of our battery sizes, we carry both Silver Oxide and Alkaline chemistry batteries. So what's the difference between the two (outside of cost)? Well, Silver Oxide batteries often have a higher energy density and have the ability to put out a high current for their size. These batteries typically last longer than their alkaline counterparts. These should never be used on a battery charger, ever.
As for alkaline batteries, they are often used for most kinds of batteries, and watch batteries are no exception. They have a shorter shelf life compared to silver oxide batteries, but they still last pretty long regardless. They are cheaper to make (hence the smaller cost), the only problem with alkaline watch cells would be that they could potentially leak and could cause corrosion and damage your watch (or other devices that use these batteries).
How to tell the difference between Silver Oxide and Alkaline when shopping
You can look below at various numerical sizes of each watch cell, all of our listings should tell you if it's Silver Oxide or Alkaline. Some equivalent sizes have a way to tell you the difference. For example, all AG models (AG0, AG1, AG2, etc) will tell you that all of those batteries are Alkaline, and its Silver Oxide counterpart would be (SG0, SG1, SG2). content