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Hi all,
My searches for ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) turned up empty on this forum and I was always wondering what everyone does to protect against it while changing batteries or digging deeper into electronic watches.

I have a wrist grounding strap on order from amazon and plan to buy an ESD mat to work on while doing battery changes / work. I'll probably forego the ESD jacket. I've worked places where we were required to wear finger cots as well while handling integrated circuits. I think this would be good practice (regardless of being electric or mechanical) while working on any watch to keep the watch parts clean.

I'm wondering what others use and practice?

Thanks!
 

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I'm not doing anything special when changing batteries. I use plastic tweezers to avoid shorting the battery, but that's it.
 

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The only time I see them used is when changing expensive electronic boards. You can ground yourself for free by touching a metal railing or something similar for free right before you work.

Michael
 
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