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The stem on my citizen watch is turning but not changing the time or date any ideas what is wrong ?

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2015

    I have tried that when pulled out the stem is just clicking and not moving hands or date

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Put your finger nail under the crown and pull it out a bit ,then turn it to adjust the hands . when finished push it back in

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