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IWC 2002 Electronic Beta21 / Battery
April 14, 2013
1 Discussions and Comments
Member since April 14, 2013
I am about to buy a perfectly mint NOS IWC 2002 Electronic with a Beta21 movement. Does anyone have any thoughts whether the 40y old movement needs any servicing and whether I can use todays standard batteries with 1.55 volts rather than the 1.35 volts used in the70s?
Thanks for your help!
April 20, 2013
1,410 Discussions and Comments
Member since March 28, 2001
The Beta21 used Mercury-Zinc-Batteries (MR xxx).
In most countries, mainly in Europe this battery type is forbidden.
Now Silver-Zinc- batteries are used (SR xxx).
It is not recommended to use 1.55V Batteris in the Betea 21.
In Taiwan there is still a producer of mercury batteries.
May-be in the archive you could find some recommendation what to do.
Time flies, Passion stays !
Last edited: 2 April, 2014 - 06:49