Tropby radio controlled watch, runs slow, even with new battery
I have a Tropby (correct spelling) radio controlled watch. It started to run slow, so I have had the battery replaced, but still it won't self correct, and it is approx 7 - 8 minutes slow. There does not appear to be anyway to adjust the time, other than a small button that advances the watch one hour per press. Can this be fixed, or is it time to throw it away? Watch cost approx £30.00 when new.
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Your watch is need to clean an replaced the old oil in gear shafting that is the common problem of a watch when the old oil is sticky already thats makes the gear moves slowly and your watch is always late . If ever your watch was already clean and replaced new oil and still working slowly then the problem is in the circuit board is near to run out its needs to replaced whole circuit board so its better again. I know this because im a technician in Rolex service center before. Feel free to ask whatever the result.
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most batteries that run of a battery are controlled by a frequency crystal or electronic setting and is not adjustable
however take it to a watchmaker or jeweller as it may be adjustable using their instruments
ok place watch on window ledge inside house ..when you go to bed make sure its sat on a book with nothing else in its way except the glass window, the signal should be picked up by your watch between midnite and 3am that is sent from one of 5 world wide beacons.if this does not work have battery refitted and make sure the repairer AC's the watch this has to be done any repairer will know what you mean..
hi there when you replace batteries in wave ceptors all hands have to be set to the home position (straight up at 12 oclock), as the instructions vary wildly from watch to watch you will have to download the manual from www.casio.co.uk you will need to put in the module number (found on the back plate of the watch), this will be in PDF format, you can download adobe reader for free from www.adobe.com to read PDF files. good luck
This usually means the battery is dying. Usually the backs on these are very tight, and the back has to be taken off to replace the battery. You might be able to get the back off without damaging the watch, but you probably will not get it back on without breaking the crystal. Best thing to do is take it to a reputable watch repair place or jewelry shop and have them replace the battery for you. Before they begin, make sure they are willing to replace the crystal for free for you if they break it!
This could be that the battery is slow. Newer swiss watches have a indicator in the movement of the watch that makes the sweep second hand skip every few seconds to indicate that the battery is slow. On regular japan made watches the watch just simply starts slowing down. Your watch could be new but the battery in it could have a long shelf life.
For the national geographic radio controled watch.
The easiest way to rest this watch is to remove the battery.
Once replaced the watch will flash set to 12. Push and hold the upper button till the hands spin. Press this button again to stop the hands. Tapping the upper button will make the hands move forword 1 sec. Set all the hands to 12. becareful, if you pass 12 you will have to go around again. to start the hands spinning again press and hold the upper button untill the hands move. Once all the hands are at 12, press the lower button and the screen should flas LON for london. Set the city code using the upper button to your area. press the lower button hard to confirm the information. The watch should set itself to the correct time. If it starts running from 12, place it on the window sill for the night so that it can get a signal.
First, you need to set the hands at midnight. Press the upper button for 3 secs and let go. The hands will start to advance. Watch them, and when you are almost at the position of 00:00:00, press the upper button again briefly and the hands will stop. Then pulse the upper button to finish advancing the second hand to a perfect 00:00:00. Within 10 seconds, press the middle, knurled, button briefly (if you don’t, the watch will just to back to where it was). When you have done this, the watch will start to run (albeit at the wrong time). Now you need to tell it to set itself from the time signal. Press the upper button and the lowest one *at the same time* for 3 secs and let go. The watch will acknowledge your request by moving the second hand (only) to 12. Leave the watch somewhere it is likely to get good radio reception. In a few minutes, you will see its hands start to move to the correct time, and they will eventually get there and your watch will be working again.