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Eco-drive watch battery recharging

I have an eco-drive watch that was kept in a dark drawer for an extended period of time and has stopped working. i don't have the instruction manual to see how to get the rechargeable battery running again

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  • damnthiscrap Oct 03, 2008

    the watch stopped working and I think the rechargeable battery needs to be reset

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    how to recharge my eco drive citizen watch

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i have the samr problem,and your solution help me ,thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Have a Fendi watch that hasn't been worn for an extended time. Can it be recharged?

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Well here it is and you are gonna kick yorself! just had the same problem, put it in light and nothing. you need to pull the pin as though you are setting the time and then just wait, not long just a minute or so ......... and hey presto you're sorted. push the pin back in and its working. if not good luck.

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Those are great watches as long as you remember it needs light to charge.

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