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Unable to charge battery

My dad received this model as a gift 3 years ago. He doesn't wear watches so he kept it on his desk in the case (not exposed to light). He recently gave it to me and it wasn't working because the battery needed to be charged, however it has been under the lights and near the window attempting to charge the battery for 4 days and still doesn't work. Does a battery need to be replaced or does this watch need to be serviced?

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Re: Unable to charge battery

This sounds like the battery bneeds replacing. Without a certain amount of charge to maintain the internal chemistry, batteries of this type can fail relatively quickly. Any good jeweller should be able to get you a new battery, if not please post again and we will try to find one for you. Hope this helps :)

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