Mercury Refining takes pride in being the
#1 Buyer and Recycler of Silver Oxide Watch Batteries in the United States,
and we are also proud members of the following associations:



American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute: The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute is the premier organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the highest standards of workmanship in the horological crafts. It is the role of AWCI to set the standard of excellence to be applied to the quality of instruction for both the restoration and repair practices that are taught in North America. (


International Precious Metals Institute:  The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) is the largest and most well known association focused on precious metals in the world. IPMI is an international association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, users, financial institutions, merchants, private and public sector groups, and the general precious metals community formed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and technology. IPMI seeks and promotes the efficient and environmentally sound use, reuse, and recycling of precious metals from both primary and secondary sources. IPMI conducts educational meetings and courses and serves as a primary resource for information for the public, industry, and government agencies worldwide. IPMI recognizes excellence and achievement through awards to individuals and educational institutions. (


National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors: The NAWCC is a community committed to preserving, encouraging, and stimulating interest in the art, heritage, and science of timekeeping.  The NAWCC is the global leader in acquiring and disseminating knowledge and enhancing and furthering education with respect to the art, heritage, and science of time and timekeeping.  The NAWCC is a wide-ranging organization with members in the USA and 50 other countries. Members participate in over 150 local and special interest chapters in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The NAWCC operates the National Watch and Clock Museum, the Library and Research Center, and an extensive publishing program. The NAWCC also sponsors an annual convention, a symposium, and its chapters host a number of regional meetings. (