I've used these folks (Vegas, I think) for "discontinued" batteries. Save yourself the expense and hassle of tracking down what you need locally, when you can likely get a 20 years supply for less cost by surfing the net. Cowabunga, man.
I've often felt that if mercury cells were sold with a LARGE deposit, returned when the depleted cell was returned to a dealer, we could use these cells without endangering the environment. I have a Bulova Accutron 214 Space View which used mercury cells, one per year. I'd happily pay a deposit of $30. or so per cell to keep this beauty running and not have to have it adapted to silver oxide "fuel."
The earlier Spotmeter V sold. Here is another opportunity to pick up the "best in class" meter... Again no connection with seller. But seems a good value for a good meter
This makes me appreciate the Master II meter I recently adapted to Zone System...
No batteries, and very accurate considering its age.
I still use a Weston II or III neither of these ever needs a battery on Sunday, and I dont think either have been serviced yet, I have a collection of Weston Vs that need refurbed BTW... The II & IIIs are ever so cheap in our street market stalls... 20 GBP typically with case and invercone sets. They are all within 1/3 of a stop of each other from bright to needle movement...
I dont bother with any of the stick on templates as the poster above uses. a note where zone 1 is is sufficient.
But If you feel you need a spot meter, I suggest you need to read his books again. If he could use a Weston ok then so can you.
If you are gong to pack a spot, then I'd pack a Weston II as a secondary calibration, I pack one with a K1000.
So, XMAS, should I get a "Weston Master II Universal - Model 735" or "Model 715"? I'd be running either 100 or occasionally 400 B&W. Thanks.