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Changed bsattery and now second hand only moving back and forth ..not forward

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Have the battery checked, sometimes they are duds. But most likely your watch needs to have the movement cleaned. Something is in the gears stopping it from running.Let me know what happens.

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2) Pull the crown out to the date setting position and change to the desired date. Pull the crown back in.
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