I was at Target today (not our normal one) and I went past the jewelery counter with a sign that says they will no longer offer watch battery replacements or watch band swaps. Wow, way to go to save the earth. Every watch there is a quartz watch that will certainly outlive its battery and probably outlive its original band. So, what do you do when either wears out? Toss your $10 to $50 investment, I guess. They used to sell watches close to $100, but no more. Now I know why. I don’t know if this is chain wide, or just this particular Target.
I know another problem my Mom has is with a few of her quartz watches she can no longer get batteries for. This is one of the main reasons I switched to automatic watches. Now, if she ever wants to use those watches again, she will have to a real watchmaker to get the battery replaced. In all probability, it will cost a good percentage of the value of the watch. Something else to add to a landfill.by