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So I am assuming you have a mechanical watch then that does not use a battery. But then again you could have a self winding watch that has a "wind-up" mechanism. If you have a valuable watch then take it to a good repair shop. If you have an inexpensive watch then get a new one. If you have a watch worth less than $50 and you really like it and want it fixed, then a shop can put in a new movement for you. Best of Luck

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Your watch is a self winding type and does not contain a battery.

To wind it up, swing it from side to side gently for a few minutes (this operates the self winding mechanism).

Self winding watches thrive on use and will only run for 2-3 days if not worn.

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I will explain from the last question asked. To get it going you have to visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask for estimate. Shop owner told you things he/she do not understand at all - self winding watches CAN NOT BE OVERWOUND, so, there is the question: are you sure this watch is self winding? I've experience of 26 years of watchmaking and have never came across Mickey Mouse watches having self winding movements. As far as I know, all MM watches are battery driven, but in case if you really have the mechanical one - you are lucky. That means there were past times when those watches were fitted with mechanical movements and now they are rarities. Even if your watch is not self winding, but is mechanical (not battery driven), visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask to check this watch out. In case if it is mechanical - pay the money and get it fixed (you will be a winner anyway). If it is battery driven - put it on your shelf where your's mother in law picture is and treat it accordingly. Rate me , plz.

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To tell if the self winding mechanism is working, hold the watch close to your ear (hold it vertical, as though it was on your wrist) and rock it gently. You should be able to hear a ratchet operating (a soft clicking noise).

I can't help thinking your suspicion about the mechanism having failed, sound very likely.

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If it does not wind automatically or with the turning of the crown then something is not working in the winding mechanism. If this is a new watch it needs to be sent to the store where purchased for a replacement. If it is not new but under warranty it should be sent to the manufacturer.

If it is out of warranty it can be serviced by a watchmaker. Generally if the watch won't wind it could be a broken mainspring, a broken wheel in the winding mechanism, a broken auto wind weight or even a screw that has come loose and is blocking the weight or gear train of the winding mechanism.

There isn't an easy fix that you could do to get this running.

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If your watch has mechanical- self winding movement, then ALL the gears, hands and functions are mechanically driven and executed. None of the hands can be winded, as the movement of the hands is the consequence of the releasing power of the winded mainspring. All hands (including dual time zone hand) can be udjusted only to the required time and the rest is done automatically by the gears, cogs and levers.
If the dual time zone hand is not functioning properly- there is some mechanical fault and you will have to get the watchmakers help to sort it out.

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