Friday, June 29, 2018

YOU CAN CERTIFY ME C-R-A-Z-Y

      When I retired in 1997 I very specifically took off my watch and put it in the top drawer if my tall boy. I had been controlled by clocks and bells from 1957  to 1997.  I'd had enough of going by the clock. Each period I had to watch the clock to make sure that I would complete my lesson.

     I also wore the watch when I was out of school for weekends and summer vacations.

     I was like most people and got used to wearing a watch.

     I was given a gold watch for retirement. I don't know where it is!

    Since 1997 I've worn the watch on some trips. 

    Now this particular watch is a 1986 model. It's been through a few batteries. It's also had the time set many times for daylight saving time. Like many adults I could not set the time. When my son was still at home he set the watch. After he left some kid at school would set my watch.

    After retirement , for many years I would set day light saving time and I had to learn to do it myself.

    Now the other day the micro manager looked in the drawer and discovered the watch wasn't running and the battery was dead! Now for the Micro Manager , this watch could not be left in peace. Hurry out and find a battery. Replace that battery Red. 

    So I did replace the battery!!! Now I was nuts to try it because I can't really see such small pieces like screws and my fingers are too stiff and awkward to hold tiny screws. Somehow I got the battery changed.

   It was a crazy thing to try.

    Enlarge the photos to see what I was dealing with. Can you see any screws in the second shot? There are screws. I took them out and got them back in.




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    1. Yep! You never know when I might need it. I accidentally set the alarm!

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  2. We have a watch-and-shoe-repair guy locally who will test and change watch batteries $8 taxes included. It's a bargain in my opinion. You did well to manage; I know how tiny those screws are and I can no longer see to do it without a magnifying glass. That's why we use "the guy"!

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    1. That business is a weird combination. Yes, some battery sellers will install for a fee.

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  3. Let’s see if you can do it again when this battery runs down.

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    1. When that happens, where I'll be we won't need watches!!!

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  4. You are a card!
    I haven't worn a watch since I retired. Hubby wears one faithfully. He has them put the battery in where he buys the battery.

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    1. Battery sellers used to install batteries but not anymore.

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  5. I was wondering the same thing, Red. Now that it's functional, are you wearing it? I suspect not. :-)

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    1. Your suspicion is correct. I just can't stand wearing a watch.

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  6. Good job! I understand that compulsion to get that battery back in there and the watch ticking again.

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    1. Well if was me , there's never be a battery installed. But the micro manager insists that it has a battery and is running.

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  7. HAHA! This was fun to read. I couldn't do it with such tiny pieces!

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    1. Thanks. I didn't think I could do this either.

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  8. I haven't worn a watch in years.

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  9. I stopped wearing a watch too. Since retiring, I am not in a hurry to go anywhere unless it is a doc appt. Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day and weekend!

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    1. I do wear a watch when a trip is involved. Appointments? I can always ask somebody the time.

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  10. I would just let the sales person do it, they have all the tools. Have 2 but don't use them at all anymore.

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    1. Stores want more money than the battery to install it.

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  11. I's stick that back in the drawer! :)

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    1. You guessed it. It's back in the drawer.

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  12. I wear a Fitbit and it charges on the computer but my husband has a battery watch. He buys the battery in a store that will put it in for him which makes it much easier. As far as setting those digital watches go I agree with you! I always forget how and if I dig up the original instructions I find the print is too small to read! Forget the watch - how did we ever live without magnifying glasses!

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    1. You bring up some touchy issues. Fine print! Everything seems to be fine print these days.

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  13. Ha! I have to say, if you didn't even NOTICE the battery was dead, replacing it probably wasn't necessary. But kudos to you for managing the task!

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    1. Well, of course , I didn't know the battery was dead, but the Micro Manager made the discovery.

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  14. Magnifying glass for sure! I don't wear a watch either:)

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  15. I have several battery watches, but none are the digital ones like yours. When the batteries needed replacement, I brought them to a jeweler and thankfully have paid only $4-5 for the battery and install. Nowadays, Inalso wear a Fitbit which only requires a 4-5 day recharge, yet I still have battery powered watches that work. I would not have been able to replace the batteries on my own as a tool is needed to remove the backing on them.

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  16. I hate fiddling with those tiny screws and watch batteries!! I recently started wearing a watch again after many years of not doing so. I don't want to have to pull out my phone every time I want to know the time. :)

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