Originally Posted by chris4x4
My thoughts are that, given that batteries have a shelf life, some go too long, and when used as a replacement, they simply don't last as long as "fresh" batteries. Im with you on sending it in though. Let the folks who built it mess with it. I made the mistake of having a mall jewelry store swap a battery out on one of my watches, and they fucked up the back (scratched the shit out of it), then said "Well......we wont charge you for the battery"........No shit? THANKS FUCK HOLES! Ever since then, if you have a nice watch, send it in. most higher end watch makers will "refurbish" the watch, even if just sent in for a battery change.
Yea, Tag doesn't mess around. Last time I sent it in they replaced the crystal, replaced some of the bent links in the band, lubed it up, pressure tested it, extended the warranty 2 years (think it's only 1 year now), and cleaned the entire watch all for the cost of battery replacement. It was over $100, but I could care less for service like that. I wear it every single day regardless of what I am doing (working, kayaking, swimming, diving, skiing in -20*, etc.) and it has taken one hell of a beating over the years. Ill never buy another watch until this one implodes to the point it can not be fixed.
I feel naked now with no watch on... hope they get it back fast.