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Citizen watch secondhand not moving

I just bought this watch from Kay Jewelers a day ago and the second hand does not move at all. The minute and hour hands move fine, as do the other watch functions. Im new to the Citizens watches and was wondering if this is some setting its on or what. Thank you

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Its a solar watch meaning you have to completely charge the watch under artificial light for 24 hours or full sun for 6 hours

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Call the factory

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SOURCE: My Citizen Eco-Drive second hand is broken

I think Its required Recharging capacitor
Put your watch under lamp light for 12 hours I hope that will solve the issue if not then capacitor need to be replace or watch need cleaning
hope this help
from
AmFix Jewelry & Watch Repair
203 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Ph: 312 641 7000
Email: info@goamfix.com
Web: www.goamfix.com

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Citizen Eco Drive second hand stoped working

The Citizen Eco Drive watches use special recharchable batteries.
I started collecting a couple of watches and I noticed sometimes a jeweler replaces them with an ordinary battery. The watch will work and at the same time it will try to recharge this one until it explodes! In newer models they made it harder to use the non-rechargable ones by adding a special connector or clip to the rechargable battery types.
Okay, if you say your battery goes bad, or watch does not run okay? It may have lost the charge over time. First thing to try is to leave it on the window sill so the dial is in the sun. It will start ticking, but please leave it out there for 3 days to a week. The seconds hand will tick irregularly in steps of one and two seconds, to show you it wants you to readjust the time, as it knows it has lost time. Adjust the time and it should run smoothly.
The seconds hand should run in single second steps, if it takes steps regularly, but every 3 seconds or so, it tries to tell you that its power level is going down. It will be able to continue for one or two days, but you should get it into the sun more often.
Charging the battery under a lamp is possible, however this heats up the watch and this may reduce battery life. As long as the watch keeps running I believe it should keep good time. It is quartz anyway. If this is not the case, and a good sunbath does not help, the mechanism could be running heavy, possibly due to overheating the watch; no help there...
If you need to know more about the Eco Drive, look for detail tech manuals for all types here: http://www.citizenwatch.com/downloads/tech/tech.htm
Those are great watches as long as you remember it needs light to charge.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: citizen eco drive watch is brand new, but the

You should take the watch back to the dealer for exchange or refund since it would be under warranty, taking the watch apart will void your warranty leaving you unhappy with your purchase.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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hope this help
from
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203 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Ph: 312 641 7000
Email: info@goamfix.com
Web: www.goamfix.com

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I started collecting a couple of watches and I noticed sometimes a jeweler replaces them with an ordinary battery. The watch will work and at the same time it will try to recharge this one until it explodes! In newer models they made it harder to use the non-rechargable ones by adding a special connector or clip to the rechargable battery types.
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