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Prague 49011G, automatic wind watch - stopped ticking

Watch is less than a year old, won't tick, is there anyone in North America that can fix it? What would th cost be? Is it worth it, or will it stop six months later? Is this a proble with the Prague 49011G, that will be costly no matter what the fix? Should I retire the watch because of a built in problem from Prague?

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Re: Prague 49011G, automatic wind watch - stopped ticking

I also have a Prague automatic watch (not the same model) which I purchased in 10/06 and have had it repaired twice. If you purchased the watch new, a little white warranty paper should have accompanied it. If not, you might be out of luck. Anyhow, each Prague has a two year warranty. My warranty instructed me to send the original receipt, a check for $10 (for return shipping) and the watch to Croton Repair; 195 Anderson Avenue; Moonachie, NJ 07074. There of course is no phone number to call them. Make the check out to Croton Repair. The warranty also says they do not guarantee they will fix the watch, but they guarantee they'll send you the watch back if it cannot be repaired. It took about 5 weeks and my watch came back repaired. Unfortunately about 6 months later it broke again, same exact problem (no long self-winds, ticks or keeps time, my watch also has a diamond at each hour, two of which fell out)... I've seen a lot of the issues people are posting seem to be the automatic watches not working. Probably duds, the inner workings seem to be very sensitive.

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Re: Prague 49011G, automatic wind watch - stopped ticking

I have Prague model 49025. The power reserv indicator stoped working, the rest of it works still ok. i don't wear the watch a lot and i got it realy cheap. When i purches the watch they said it was worted 500$ and I actualy paid almost 10 times less and that's because it's not the real price. If you look closely on the back it's a china movement, so i think is 10 times worst then it looks. I got with the wach for extra money a 2 years insurance, but i never had the time to send the watch to fix it for free. i think is not worted the effort.

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