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Generally, it is cheaper just to replace the watch movement than trying to fix components in a watch. Typically, coils get nicked or scraped and damaged. I don't think you will find just a coil to purchase. Most complete movements are available for less than $20.
I guess if you want to replace the coil yourself, then you could buy a movement, remove the coil and put in you old watch. But then why not just put in the new movement. Your decision, but Good Luck

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But your problem can be several things, including battery, or installation of battery not done properly.
Another issue might be that the watch hands have moved and are bumping into each other and stopping the watch from moving. Check the hands and see if they are touching when you turn the crown.
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