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Seconds ticker jumps,stops,jumps

Watch has been sitting for a couple years hidden away. When I took it out it still works but the seconds ticker jumps two seconds,stops,then it will go two seconds consecutively and stop again. It doesnt stop long and itll go. Ive tried to put it in light for a couple days, it may have gotten a little faster but still doesnt tick right or tell time right.

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Thats the symptom of weak battery ,replaced the battery it will work find....

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It means that the reserve power is getting low and the energy cell needs to be fully recharged by exposing it to light for a period of time outlined in your owner's manual. This may also occur after fully recharging your watch after a complete discharge of the energy cell. If you have fully charged your watch and the second hand continues to move in two second intervals, you need to do an all reset of the watch. For simple analog models, pull the crown out to the time setting position for 30 seconds, then return the crown to the closed position next to the case, then set the time. For multi-function models, please refer to your owners manual.

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The Citizen Eco Drive watches use special recharchable batteries. Please do not replace with ordinary ones. Recharchable battery is expensive, usually does not need replacement.
I started collecting a couple of watches and I noticed sometimes a jeweler replaces them with an ordinary battery. The watch will work and at the same time it will try to recharge this one until it explodes! In newer models they made it harder to use the non-rechargable ones by adding a special connector or clip to the rechargable battery types.
Okay, did you store your watch in a drawer as many people do? It may have lost the charge over time. First thing to try is to leave it on the window sill so the dial is in the sun. It will start ticking, but please leave it out there for 3 days to a week. The seconds hand will tick irregularly in steps of one and two seconds, to show you it wants you to readjust the time, as it knows it has lost time. Adjust the time and it should run smoothly.
The seconds hand should run in single second steps, if it takes steps regularly, but every 3 seconds or so, it tries to tell you that its power level is going down. It will be able to continue for one or two days, but you should get it into the sun more often.
Charging the battery under a lamp is possible, however this heats up the watch and this may reduce battery life.
If you need to know more about the Eco Drive, look for detail tech manuals for all types here:
Those are great watches as long as you remember it needs light to charge.

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