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I purchased the watch 4 days ago it wil work for so long then stops some times it will re start with just a shake other times it needs the time changing to restart

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All the things you mentioned are pointing to the FAULTY watch movement. See the seller of the watch and ask to replace it with the new one. There are hundreds of causes that can stop the watch, but in your case there is no doubt - watch movement is faulty.

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I bought one some years ago that didn't work well and I had it cleaned, after which it worked perfectly for years.

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