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the watch movement deters which battery the watch needs it is very important you do not put a battery in that doesn't suit the watch as it can short out the circuit however you can get the correct size in a gold seal quality which should not leak, also the older the watch, the more demanding the watch becomes on the battery as the movement components start to experience wear and tear
When a quartz watch is no longer actuate with a good battery that means the movement needs a service (typically it's a bad circuit somewhere on the movement). It's fairly simple actually even I can do it and I'm not a horologist. Typically the service runs between $50-$100. Being that this may exceed the watches retail cost I would suggest concerning getting a new watch.
At that time, it was common practice that jewellers shops would have their name put on watches that they sold.
I would suggest that it's almost certainly a Swiss movement - are there any numbers or characters stamped on the movement (you might need a loupe or magnifying glass to see them)?
An 18ct case would not have been used to house a low quality movement!
Your Yachtmaster likely has one of three problems:
1) the hand loose on the pinion, or
2) the movement needs to be serviced
3) there is an issue with the button/gear for that function within the movement.
Automatic watches must be serviced every 3-5 years as the oils dry out and dust and debris in combination with the dried oils create excessive wear on the parts within the movement. As one must change oil in a fine automobile, it is the same with a Rolex.
We use the same processes as Rolex and are able to attain discontinued parts Rolex no longer supplies.
My suggestion is to use a Certified Master Horologist for your repair. We can certainly assist you with your repair at a much better price than Rolex. Thanks for the rating!
I believe you are just outside your warranty. Its time to see a watch maker/technician about repairing the watch. Often times slowing is as easy to fix as lubricating the movement and forcing the gear train through the use of a cyclonic device. This fix takes minutes and is very cost effective. If the slowing is due t circuit board issues or a more sever gear train problem then the movement will need to be overhauled. I suggest comparing this cost to the cost of a replacement movement.
If the battery is not visible by removing the back then this is not a battery change that I recommend for the layperson. I suggest taking this to a watchmaker or technician. This is because the battery powering the circuit board for sound maybe under the circuit board and not easily accessible without removing the movement and separating the circuit board from the movement. Also you should know that these sound boards are sensative and can easily be damaged.
First of all they should be giving you explanation why the watch needs whole movement replacement and what is the cause. As the watch movements are upgraded and made more sophisticated every year, some of them are discontinued and the next generation movements are replacing them. Watch manufacturing companies usually try to produce interchangeable movements, so, the newer one can replace the older. In your case (if there is no newer version replacement) you have no option, but to shop around for exact new movement for replacement. All you have to do is to find out your watch's movement number (that Citizen facility in CA should give that) and then shop for it. Plenty of movemevts on ebay, not to mention specialized watch part supplier companies. All available over the internet - just takes some time and nerve.
CTL is the designation for a rechargeable secondary battery. The CR is a primary disposable battery and is a 3 volt cell. The CTL1616 while the same size as the CR1616 function completely differently and are not interchangeable. The CTL1616 is 2.3 volts and is recharged by solar or light or kinetic movement. The CR1616 is 3 volts is not rechargeable and will not function properly in a time piece designed for a 2.3 volt circuit. There is only one manufacturer of the CTL1616, Panasonic and they sell through Casio parts distribution.