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I have a Pulsar w861-x002. The battery went dead, so I took the watch to a jewelry store (that also sells Pulsar watches). They replaced the battery, but now the time/year/and everything else cannot be set. The jewelry store told me that they could not figure out how to set the time and told me to look in my manual. I looked in the manual and followed the directions to do a total reset (which I have done several times) and STILL nothing can be set. The watch will keep time, but I cannot set it to the correct time. I don't know what to do, but I think something else needed to be done when they put in the new battery. Any suggestions?

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I replaced my battery too...same watch same ugly condition where you can't set time nor does the light work.

I do know what the problem is: there was an ultra small copperish spring...about 1/6 the size of the other little wire spring that you have to short with twizers to reset time. Anyway, I lost this part...and even if I found it, I wouldn't know where it goes. I came on-line to find where the missing part goes...but everyone has the same issue as me. any jeweler would loose this parts just like me...it's the master contact the enables power to all the side pushbuttons

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  • mmlars38 Jun 24, 2011

    Ok, just fixed my W861-X002 watch...found the small hole in the plastic where it needs a little spring to make contact with the metal backing plate that activates (powers +) the buttons. Without this little spring contact you can never change your time. any jewler will misplace this part..they can't see it. If anyone doesn't want to spend any more money to fix their watch...you can send me your X861 watch (w/ new-working battery)...I'll fix it (replace missing part) clean len/s and ship it back to you for free...integrity assured. Ship to: "Free X861 Watch Repair" 2224 Merrimac Lane. Lancaster , Texas 75146

  • mmlars38 Jun 24, 2011

    Ok, just fixed my W861-X002 watch...found the small hole in the plastic where it needs a little spring to make contact with the metal backing plate that activates (powers +) the buttons. Without this little spring contact you can never change your time. any jewler will misplace this part..they can't see it. If anyone doesn't want to spend any more money to fix their watch...you can send me your X861 watch (w/ new-working battery)...I'll fix it (replace missing part) clean len/s and ship it back to you for free...integrity assured. Ship to: "Free X861 Watch Repair" 2224 Merrimac Lane. Lancaster , Texas 75146

  • richard_g559 Jul 27, 2011

    What guarantee do I have that I will get it back? I will gladly pay to have it fixed.

  • mmlars38 Jul 28, 2011

    Because I know I will I wouldn;t do that...I'd feel bad. I have extra batteries for that watch...as long as you accept a small percentage...of failure...I'll always send the watch back..with a new battery. I'm just helping the general populous...if things are tight financially. I recommend a trained professional to replace that battery.

  • karatehero Aug 18, 2011

    Just curious if mmlars38 still fixes these watches? I had my battery changed, and now the numbers won't reset either. You still doing that?

  • mmlars38 Aug 18, 2011

    yes, i'll take a look at it...and fix...no guarantees, if they shorted it (blown)...but it sounds like they misplaced the little contact spring to set times/dates....i'll send it back either way.

  • mmlars38 Aug 18, 2011

    yes, i'll take a look at it...and fix...no guarantees, if they shorted it (blown)...but it sounds like they misplaced the little contact spring to set times/dates....i'll send it back either way.

  • karatehero Aug 18, 2011

    Well, that works for me. Its not serving me any use broken. I will send it to the address above? How much $$$ do you want to fix it? Pulsar wanted to sell me a whole new watch........

    If all goes well, I will post here that you serviced it and returned it successfully. I see that Richard_G was concerned about it....

    Thanks in advance!

  • WooSung Chung
    WooSung Chung Nov 25, 2013

    where do you insert the spring on W861-X002? i might have it in a wrong spot and i don't have the alarm sound

  • mmlars38 Nov 25, 2013

    You're welcome Karatehero...it was fun! WooSung...if your watch works, keeps time, I think you have the spring in the correct location, I think you don;t have the alarm sound because you're not "able" to set the alarms, and you're not able to set the alarms due to the entire watch "snap together" procedure, extreme care must be taken or else the push buttons will not work. I think your alarm button might not be working or else you did not short the correct pins and reset the watch before battery install. I do think you have the spring in the correct location. could the the shorting pins reset or the snap together procedure.."not seated" correctly. That's all i know w/o the watch...but if it's working...do you need the alarm? regards, Mark

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Now we know how Charlie Brown felt. My watch has sat idle for several months after the battery died. Today I decided to change it. I also lost the little spring. The battery is my watch is a generic 2025. The case screws are stainless steel and thus not magnetic. I also read the directions and to no avail. However, I took a sewing needle and 'poked around'. Somehow I got it to work. I think it was this..If you are looking at the back of the guts of the watch with the LED switch on your left, just to the right of the battery is a small plastic 'button' that holds the battery in position. Just below that is a lever that looks like it is contacting the side of the battery. I can slide a piece of paper between its contact and the battery so I took my might sewing needle and pushed it against the battery and it works! I guess these two points are the ones you are supposed to 'short with the tweezers'. Pain to set but......I like the display.. which you should clean with a microfiber cloth and a bit of breath prior to assembly...should you have trouble with the case screws not staying on the screwdriver point apply a tiny amount of white glue and they will stay put. Good luck

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Well, I sent my watch to mmlars38 and I am amazed at how it came back. It works great, and all the buttons work again. I'm amazed at how fast it got here-in like 3 days it was back qt my place. Awesome!

So, thanks mmlars38, feel free to call upon the karatehero if you ever need anything! I owe you one huge!

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