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The buttons on my chronograph (snd 255) are depressed and wont come out. None of the chrono functions work. The watch is about 7 years old and has been worn daily.

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What has happened is the oil and grease from the hand/arm has gotten into the sides of the buttons and have caused them to become wedged depressed. You can try using a little WD-40 on the buttons and see if they will become unwedged. You may have to take the back off and clean around the buttons. If reluctant to do so, take it to a jeweler and have them do it for about 15 bucks.

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