I've had a nice Seiko watch for a number of years. I love it although I've never figured out how to set the date. It doesn't really matter because those numbers are so small I can't read them anyway.
I'm a watch person. I'm not one of those young ones that snub their noses at watches as they check their phones a hundred times a day. Or . . . ask me for the time because I'm wearing a watch!
Anyway. Imagine my angst when I realized my sweet Seiko had stopped working the other day.
A handful of years ago it wouldn't have bothered me as much because we had a jewelry store downtown. No more.
That means I have to (or thought) leave town to buy a new battery. Then someone mentioned that the hardware store carries batteries. Boy howdy, I zipped down the street so fast - like a "New York minute."
Turns out you need to have the battery # and it's not on the back of the watch - must be on the battery, eh? Ok, so take the back off. Nope. No can do. No tool to do that.
What??????? Isn't this a hardware store?
Frustrated I returned home. Double frustrated because it means we now have to leave town in search of a jewelry store and Mother Nature is NOT cooperating.
Enter Petey with a tenacity trait that is envied by millions.
He got out the magnifying glass to see if there really was a number somewhere.
That was when he noticed in teeny, tiny letters "solar." hmmmm. Doesn't that mean that there is NO NEED FOR A BATTERY?
He jumped on the internet and asked Mr.Google for help.
Two minutes later my watch was placed under a high intensity lamp for 3 hours and it's ticking like new now!!!
All is right with the world. Whew.