I have my everyday watch, and also watches that I wear for dress-up,  fun, or for holidays. Here’s a nifty trick to extend the life of your watch batteries on watches that you don’t wear very often.

I used to bring all my watches in for new batteries at the same time so all the batteries would die around the same time. One day the watch repair employee changing the batteries said to pull the stem out (as if you are going to change the time) on the watches you don’t wear very often. When you pull the stem out, the battery will stop drawing power. When you go to use that watch, push in the stem. For the watches you don’t wear very often, you will not need new batteries for a long time.


I appreciated this tip so much and thought you would, too.