Batteries for the Accutron 214
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There are three correct silver oxide batteries available for the Accutron 214.
They are #387S, #394 and Accucell-1 batteries. Recently the #387S and #394's have been combined into one part number. Look for the new 387/394 batteries at most watch sales and repair shops,


Batteries for the 214 are available here 


Each photo below shows a #387S on the left and a #394 battery on the right. 
They are the same thickness and voltage.

387S & 394 Batteries - Top                    387S & 394 Batteries - Bottom
   
TOP                               BOTTOM


AccuCell-1 Battery - 1.3v for the 214

The 1.3v AccuCell-1 battery is actually a standard 395 cell fitted with a diode to drop the voltage. The battery has to be small enough to make room for the diode and as a result they have a 15% shorter life than a 387S or 394 cell. Some 214's which have been adjusted to run on 1.5 volts will not run properly with the reduced voltage. These batteries are not returnable.
AccuCell-1 Battery


 Save your Plastic Sleeves

387S Battery Sleeve - Top                     387S Battery Sleeve - Bottom
     TOP                          BOTTOM

 

View of the battery as it should be placed into your Accutron (un-printed side up). The printed side is facing down.  Important: Hold the battery with your fingers or non conducting tweezers only.

Battery Insertion


 Photo of what you should see after you drop the battery into your watch. If you can see printing on the battery,
you goofed, the battery has been pressed into the plastic spacer up-side-down.

View of Battery in a 214

 IMPORTANT:   TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE COIL, MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE BATTERY IS SEATED ALL THE WAY DOWN AND FLAT AGAINST THE CIRCUIT BOARD. IF YOU FEEL PRESSURE BEFORE THE BATTERY CAP IS SCREWED ALL THE WAY DOWN, REMOVE THE CAP AND RE-SEAT THE BATTERY 


ACCUTRON BATTERY CHART

Caliber

Old Mercury 1.35V

New Silver Oxide 1.55V

214

387

387/394 & AccuCell-1

218

343

344

219

343

344

221

388

329

230

343

344

224

343

344



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