Question about Citizen Eco-Drive BL006056H Wrist Watch
My Citizen was stored in the dark for a while. I followed directions to wear it for a while to get movement through it, it works. the only problem now is that the second hand seems to be moving sparatically. Is this a common problem or does it sound like a broken watch? it was never rough-housed, dropped, or anything, it's a brand new watch.
A "non" fully charged watch will sometimes "jump" seconds rather than indicate one second intervals. Charging these small solar panel watches takes forever, in BRIGHT sun. Have you tried leaving it outside, in the sunlight, for at least 12 hours?
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
Had a similar problem. The service center I called suggested to pull out the crown two positions, and then leaving it out in the sun. For Indian conditions with lot of sun, the watch started working in about 1 hour. Before that I could not even adjust the time or do anything with it at all.
And from what I have read on the net, you can get the solar cell replaced by sending the watch over to Citizen. Nearest service centers can be found on the Citizen site.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
I have the same problem. The Citizen Eco-Drive watches don't have batteries. They use a capacitor to store the electrical energy derived from the solar cells. I understand that the older watches incorporated capacitors that leak after 4 or 5 years and therefore don't hold a charge for very long. That appears to be the problem with my watch .
During a brief web search I found a company called Stewart Time that will replace the capacitor for $39, including shipping. For $10 more they will ensure that the watch is waterproof and replace gaskets as required and complete a water test. That sounds reasonable. I haven't used them yet, but will order their mailer today.
Here's the link:
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
My wife put mine in her jewelry box, lol, when I found it there it wasn't working (obviously). I took it to my local jeweler, he replaced the battery ($25) and it's worked fine since. I also have a Seiko Kinetic, same deal, jewelry box, dead battery, once replaced it worked fine as well. Hope this helped.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
How do you set the time and all those goodies
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
Hi If the watch is (brand new) return it to your supplier for replacement or repair under the gurantee.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
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Check the four digit Caliber number on the back of your watch, then go to the Citizen website :
You can download a PDF "Setting Instructions" manual for most of their caliber movements. The directions are pretty comprehensive.
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