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Citizen Ecodrive/Seiko/Casio Sola Watches have a capacitor that powers the running of the watch. This capacitor is charged by a solar cell in the watch face. These capacitors generally have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years before performance starts to decline to the point of un-usable.
Symptoms that ...

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See the bulge in this cheap alkaline button cell.
This is what's happening inside your watch if a dead cell is left for an extended period of time. These cells may also leak or explode inside a watch ruining it.
Always fit a quality silver cell like a Renata brand silver cell to minimise the risk...

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Poor old Mickey fell from the watch face.
Now firmly attached.
Just have to give the dial a clean and fit Mickey back into the case.

Free Watch Battery Replacement Offer.

Sep 24, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021

Bring more than 5 watches in for battery replacement and get 1 watch battery fitted for free. Bring more than 10 watches and get 2 batteries fitted for free.

Show this code at the shop: Mention this offer when dropping off watches.

Hi everyone.
It's been nice and busy since the last lockdown ended on the 13th April with a steady flow of watches to be fixed from our regular and new customers.
We now are open on Sunday too if you didn't already know untill 1pm. We trade amongst a busy boot sale on Sunday so if you like a ru...

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8 months ago
My old 'Mandarina Duck' Watch met its demise in the sea in Cyprus 5 years ago and required a new mechanism. I'd sourced that myself and just needed someone to fit it. Mark was the only Hitchin watch repair business that was prepared to do that for me (others wanted to source the mechanism themselves). So I was very happy with the service, friendly demeanour ... and ultimately having my watch back up and running again - thanks Steve
- Steve B
5 days ago
Its a market still, but an honest and expert watchmaker.
- Erdal A
5 years ago
I recently had my watch repaired at shirleys watch repair  and I  was very impressed with level of expertise mark has gained over the years.  The whole process from start to finish was great. If you have an expensive watch for repair or you need a strap or need a battry change go shirleys in the market, biggins lane Hitchin, you have nothing to worry about I highly recommended . I had a brilliant experience.
- Javed S

About Shirley's Watches.

We are a family run business that have been serving the people of Hitchin and surrounding areas for over 30 years, with a watch battery and strap replacement service that is second to none.
Stock includes Renata watch batteries, considered the best in the business. Watch straps to suit all budgets. All fitted while you wait.
Free quotes are given on a watch by watch basis with no obligation.

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Unit 118-119, Hitchin Market
Biggin Lane
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Tue:8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am – 1:30 pm
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