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Wrist watch wound as tite as can be but watch doesn't run what can I do

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Purchase a new watch, More than likely you have damaged the spring by winding the movement so tightly.

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Why doesn't it keep running?


It needs to be worn to self wind. I actually bought a winding box so I put watch away it will be turned as if on your wrist. These vary and having owned a couple of winders I chose one that is belt driven, found on Amazon.
if you wear it to sleep it may wind down.
Playing video games ,little wrist motion, may find it stopped.
you mentioned someone to.d you it was fully wound! How can they tell. I cannot wind mine if yours needs winding from stem you may not have real Rollex.

Feb 28, 2016 | Rolex Datejust Watches

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What kind of watch winder do I need for this watch


You have selected a wonderful watch... Heuer and TAG/Heuer should be gently wound by the motion of the human wrist and the falling of a centrally pivoting weight (there is no ideal direction).

AUTO-WIND function is NOT at all unique to your watch...

After a couple of CHEAPER "winders" failed me... and after I figured about 4 watches was more than enough to keep wound... I found the greatest BASIC watch winder... to run year over year (efficiently and quietly)

MTE watch winder (their very basic WTS-4).

Good luck: I WILL try to include the URL (see page 6)

http://mte-watchwinder.com/fileadmin/PDF-Uhrenbeweger/MTE_Watch_Winder_Brochure_Engl.__09-2015.pdf

Dec 06, 2015 | Tag Heuer Watches

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Everytime my self winding runs down, why do I spend hours trying to get started again?


An automatic watch receives it power from the mainspring, which is wound by hand (most watches) and from movement of the arm which causes the Oscillating Weight to spin around and wind the mainspring. The problem is that it takes many, many rotations of the weight to put enough winds on the mainspring to keep it going. If you have not worn the watch for 24 hours you need to put initial winds on the mainspring, either by turning the crown or by swinging the watch around 30-40 times. If the watch is in good mechanical condition, once you put the initial winds on it, you can put it on your wrist and it should run overnight if taken off. Most older Seiko watches cannot be wound by hand.

Nov 24, 2015 | Watches

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Watch will not wind and will not run or keep time. It appears to have over wound itself.


Not possible. The assumption that a watch is fully wound and then doesn't run is because the watch is over wound is invalid. The correct assumption is the watch has been fully wound and the watch has a problem. Could be anything. Automatic winding watches have a mainspring that slips or acts as a clutch when fully wound to avoid breaking from continuous winding.

May 23, 2011 | Stuhrling Emperor Watch

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It stops working it will not stay on the correct time


This watch is a self winder and thrives on being used. When fully wound, they should run for 2-3 days and if they run right down then they need to be wound up and used to maintain operation.

I am not sure if this watch can be manually wound but try turning the crown in a clockwise direction. If this is not possible, to wind it up, wave it from side to side for a few minutes (200-300 times) and his should wind it sufficiently to run for a day or so.

Wearing the watch daily is sufficient to keep it going.

Feb 18, 2011 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Juts got the watch, wound it, worked then stoped, wound dead


These watches are self winding (mechanical spring), so need to be worn (or gently oscillated) to wind them up.

The catalogue for this watch says it should run for 72 hours when fully wound.

Depending on when the watch was made, it could be that it needs a clean.

Try wearing it for a few days to see if it keeps going.

Feb 02, 2010 | Rolex Daytona 116520 Wrist Watch

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Does not run. does this watch have a battery in it?


There are two types power sources for watches. Automatic and battery.
Automatic needs to be either wound by the crown (winder on the side) or wound by the movement of the wrist while it is worn.
The battery powered is self explanatory.

Since you didn't include the model it's difficult to say for sure because Relic makes both automatics and battery powered watches. Although I can tell you is most automatics will clearly labeled. If your watch say automatic somewhere on the face or back you need to contact Relic for service because your watch has a 12 year warranty.

To prevent violating your warranty a jeweler should be the one who replaces the battery if it is battery power.
I included the link to Relic watches below for info on the warranty and instructions.
Hope this helps.

http://relicbrand.com/


Nov 13, 2009 | Relic Multifunction Watch

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How do i get my Lucien Piccard 26570SL Automatic running?


You have to wind the watch first. Pull out the crown (the knob on the right side of the watch) to the intermediate position (the winding position will not move the hands or the date so this is how you know that you are in the correct place. Most watches have 3 positions where you can set the date, time, and wind it) and wind the watch. It will need to be re-wound every 24-48 hours.

Jan 05, 2009 | Lucien Piccard 26024 Wrist Watch

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How do you get the Lucien Piccard Automatic 26570SL running?


You have to wind the watch before it will run. The watch will also need to be re-wound every 24-48 hours.

Jan 05, 2009 | Lucien Piccard 26024 Wrist Watch

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Breitling navitimer watch


breitling navitimer, keeps perfect time on the desk, but when ion the wrist it runs fast, as much as one hour in 24 hrs

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