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I own a nelsonic watch. A - It has onl ONE knob (at 3 o'clock. B - I am almost positive that it does NOT have a battery but DOES have a CAPACITOR! which stores the solar power fgenerated when the watch is held facing a source of light,(preferably bright sunlight.) IF I am correct, what is the correct capacitor and specifically, how is the capacitor changed, OR can the capacitor , (which is the original one, as of about 7 - 10 years ago,) be replaced with a battery, with which local watch repair people are are significantly more familiar? Slso is this conversion even miore involved and difficult than finding and replacin g the capacitor???

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I have the same problem. I am not sure, but I think that, over time, the battery gets weak and dosen't hold its charge without exposing it to sunlight for an extended period of time. I think it may be time to change the battery.

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The watch needs a new battery.

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The Citizen Eco Drive watches use special recharchable batteries.
I started collecting a couple of watches and I noticed sometimes a jeweler replaces them with an ordinary battery. The watch will work and at the same time it will try to recharge this one until it explodes! In newer models they made it harder to use the non-rechargable ones by adding a special connector or clip to the rechargable battery types. If you look into the place where the battery goes, you will see a shiny spot where the metal clip needs to touch. If not sure, find the link to tech docs below.
Okay, if you say your battery goes bad, did you store your watch in a drawer as many people do? It may have lost the charge over time. First thing to try is to leave it on the window sill so the dial is in the sun. It will start ticking, but please leave it out there for 3 days to a week. The seconds hand will tick irregularly in steps of one and two seconds, to show you it wants you to readjust the time, as it knows it has lost time. Adjust the time and it should run smoothly.
The seconds hand should run in single second steps, if it takes steps regularly, but every 3 seconds or so, it tries to tell you that its power level is going down. It will be able to continue for one or two days, but you should get it into the sun more often.
Charging the battery under a lamp is possible, however this heats up the watch and this may reduce battery life.
If you need to know more about the Eco Drive, look for detail tech manuals for all types here: http://www.citizenwatch.com/downloads/tech/tech.htm
Those are great watches as long as you remember it needs light to charge.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Check out this YouTube video which walks you through the battery change process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogCz2vjUKVg

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From your description the solar cell charges the battery and keeps it topped up. I think the rechargeable battery is the problem because when the screen goes blank the battery level drops to low and the LCD blanks out which would explain the intermittent operation of the watch. I think it is worth getting it checked out with an estimate.

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