Free Watch Battery
The battery finally ran down after a year and a half in my 500.00 Seiko wrist watch. Having owned Seiko's all my life, one usually has to "send it off" to have the manufacturer replace the battery, at a considerable cost of time and money. Allegedly it's to seal the case for diving depths up to 100 meters. I don't scuba dive, so that is not an issue to me. I tried a couple of watch kiosks in the mall, none would attempt a simple battery replacement. I met a nice lady at the Zales who informed me she could easily replace the battery, when I told her I didn't intend to take my watch deeper than a shower. Upon replacing the battery, which took some doing, I said, "so what do I owe you?" "That'll be 19.95!" She must seen the disappointment on my face, seemed a bit high too me. "Tell you what, fill out a credit card application right now, and it'll be free!" Well, I couldn't pass that up, so I did and got my seiko serviced for FREE. Today I got my new Zales credit card in the mail, no yearly fee, no fee of any kind attached, and I promptly cut it up. Thanks Zales, see you again in a couple years!