I just received a set of watches batteries to replace them in my Tissot watches. Unfortunately, after trying 3 of them (of 5), I think my good old watches are dead now. Another option is that I was royally f#cked up by getting 5 dead, but sealed batteries. I might double check this by ordering few more, it's a question of a few bucks only. The problem is that I don't know what was the original battery, but I find Energizer 371 (SR69) there, when opened it. However, some sites quoted the movement type to have R377 (SR66) type of battery, or SR626SW, as alternative.
This is not a decent watches, but very nice looking. So now I about to challenge the close-by watch repair shops to find out what can be done to get them back alive. I know that the movement itself is pretty cheap - one can get it online for less then 25 bucks. Everything else is okay. So just in case if I'll be quoted too much, I might get the new movement and replace it myself (a piece of cake, especially, keeping in mind that they are already dead :).
P.S. Actually, the problem is not with the battery, as I tried a few. None of them worked. So I think it's pretty much something else. As for now, the best thing for me could be to play with movement replacement.
As far as I remember, the ESA/ETA 955.114 is about 20-25 bucks, or can be replaced with the more high end one - ETA F06.111 (replacement for both 955.114 and 955.112).
Otto Frei has it for $16.95 + s&h + taxes, so it's around $25 as well. I might save some money by visiting their store, if it could be an option (however, they're based in Oakland, so toll rate of $4 makes me think twice about visiting the store :).
To replace the movement, I'll also need a hands removing tool and few other things, like a screwdrivers set and potentially something more. By the way, there is a pretty nice manual on replacing the movement yourself. (After reading it, I'm more concerned about the process though. The super-micro-process with hands replacement sounds not that easy.)
I'll think more about this idea. Anyway, looking for a local watch store is not an option anymore. I think it'd be cheaper to buy a new one instead. (Not that much fun, though.)