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Bulova Computron The watch runs very slow, and one battery is not coming out of the watch easily.

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  • KSRinPGH Jan 08, 2009

    I have a 1976 Bulova Computron. I don't have a problem getting batteries in and out of the watch, but it just runs very slowly. After setting the time, in one day it will be a number of hours behind the correct time.

    The watch has two battery compartments on the back. The covers easily unscrew and the batteries will fall out quite easily with the covers removed.


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cant see that model watch on the Bulova web site user manuals
http://www.manualslib.com/brand/bulova/watch.html
if unsure if it needs a battery go to a jeweler or watch or battery seller

some model Bulova Watched instructions
IF YOUR NEW WATCH IS A MECHANICAL WATCH
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