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Left my decade eco watch in draw and forgot how to recharge in sun and cant find my manual

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    Michael Feb 11, 2012

    You should be able to set it in a sunny window for 24 hours or under a lamp about 12 inches away for again about 24 hours.

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Your watch should recharge by itself just sitting in the sun(4 hours) or near a lamp(12 hours). Don't place it so close to the lamp or on the dash of your car as the heat can damage your watch. Once charged it should run for weeks to months depending on which model watch you have. If it doesn't keep a charge for long it may need a new capacitor which runs $50 to $75. That is rare however. Charge it up and set it. Good luck, Michael

Posted on Oct 08, 2012

  • francie cowles Nov 30, 2012

    thanks i will try this

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