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My watch only works when it is worn on wrist when it is off the wrist it stops i think the temperature of the body keeps it going and it is battery powered

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Most likely the battery has a loose connection and possibly the back cover isn't on tight enough, and you wearing it is applying the right amount of squeeze to make the battery connection.

On some watches there is a little metal clip holding the battery in place with a screw under pressure. When you remove the screw to change the battery, if you aren't careful the pieces can go flying. Some shady places will just say eff it and put the new battery without the pieces they lost. Then the battery can move around and manifest itself with strange problems such as yours. I know of kinetic watches, and solar watches, but as far as I know there are no biothermal watches. Yet.

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Is it all digital (with a digital readout), or does it have two, or even three hands that point to the time?

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