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I bought a Croton watch style is Croton Automatic limited edition 0202/1000, 35 jewels, I'm having a problem with it self winding, the mechanism in the back seems to be jammed, it will not spin easily therefore the watch either stops or it's dead in the morning. Also, it is very difficult to change the date and or days, it doesn't move, I know to pull it out only part way and also, the hour hand does not line up correctly, you know when you set it at noon the hour hand is off slightly too much to the right, is sucks, I paid a lot of money for this watch and I have barely worn it. I need help! I own another Croton with the diamonds all around the face, it's silver and it cost around $550 and it works great! What up?

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It sounds like you have be sold a lemon!



If you have recently bought it and you have a proof of purchase (and it is still within the warranty period) then you should return it for repair/replacement.

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