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Citizen Eco Drive

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.

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  • dr stan Apr 19, 2008

    My Citizen Eco Drive WR 100 stopped. I put it outside in the direct sunlight for several days and it ran sporadically. I finally put it away and got another watch. It has been about a year now and I took it out again. In the light, it advance about 5 minutes in a 3-hour period, then stopped completely. I believe the battery no longer stores energy. Can the battery be changed?

  • mark-j-p Jun 17, 2008

    exactly the same problem for me. not a new watch unfortunately - I'll just have to live with it :-(
    Any suggestions would be welcomed!

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    Watch has been left in the dark for a while and has stopped working. I cannot find the instructions and do not know how to restart it. Anyone know how?

  • leftytennis Jul 26, 2008

    The watch worked fine for a couple of years. Now it doesn't run and I can't seem to adjust the time.

  • Richard Winters
    Richard Winters May 01, 2013

    Hello, I just recently went through this too. First, your model number isn't WR 100, that just means that your watch is water resistant to 10.0 BAR. Your model is on the back, mine was a 0510-S92294. I purchased the watch as an eco drive and it even came with a charging manual. After 2 years it stopped working. I have followed all of the charging instructions and still nothing. I called Citizen tech support today to find out that it isn't even an eco drive, it has a SR927W battery. Support said that they sometimes ship the wrong manual with watches. You can open the back with a small screwdriver. There is a tiny ridge in the back cover in 1 place only and it's hard to see, but it's there and the cover pops right off.

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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?

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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.

- Atul.

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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:
http://stewarttime.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=34

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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.

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How do you set the time and all those goodies

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Hi If the watch is (brand new) return it to your supplier for replacement or repair under the gurantee.

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