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Watch stem crown repair

Recently replaced watch stem/new crown and new battery. the problem is the watch will run fine for a day or so and then stop. i do notice with the new crown/stem that if i turn the crown, the hands have slight movement. if i push the crown and turn at the same time, the long hand moves just like when the crown/stem is pulled out to change the time. could the length of the new watch stem be a problem?

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that happened to me too...the watch repair man told me that I had the stop watch on. The stop watch should serve as a stop watch, not the second hand. The second time on your watch is the small dial at the bottom middle of the face. Once I turned off the stop watch feature, my battery life is fine...I have not had to change my battery in over 2 years now. HOpe this helps.

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Loose cannon pinion or cannon driving wheel; the seconds hand represents the wheels in the back of the watch going around ok, but the power need to transfer through to the front of the watch somehow.

This is done by snapping/clicking two wheels together on either side of the main plate. The one on the dial side (cannon pinion) needs to slip to be able to set the time as the minute hand is set on this pinion. Im sorry, its time to see a repair guy.

Hope helps.

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