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If this is a self winding watch then you will have to rotate the pendulum inside it about 200 times before it will start. The directions should show you the proper way to rotate the watch to move the internal mechanism.
mcdevito75 here, Brand new watch. If it has a stem, (winder) look for a small piece of plastic between the stem and case, remove this piece of plastic and push down the stem to start your watch. If your watch is all buttons, look for a small plastic tab on the back cover, remove this plastic tab and your watch will start.
mcdevito75 here, If your Wittnauer is a Quartz movement, look for a small piece of plastic, just under the crown (winder) remove this piece of plastic carefully and push the crown back down to start your watch, if it's an automatic movement, try to wind with the stem if you feel a resistance then winding will initially start yor watch by winding with 20--30 winds, if you feel no resistance when winding the simply rock your watch back and forth in your hand, you will detect something moveing inside the watch, this is the counter balance winding the watch, rock the watch back and forth for approx. 30 seconds to start an initial wind.
mcdevito75 here, You may need to start your watch by pressing the MODE button. Most quartz watches will stop once you"ve changed the battery, of course the possibility is there that the watch quartz has burnt out also. See a small watch repair shop in your area.
mcdevito75 here, If your watch is brand new, it simply may have to be started, Most NEW!! qoartz watches come from the factory needing to be started a s to save on the batteries power, (Life). You can try to press the function buttons 1 at a time and see if it starts. If you have a stem (winder) look for a small piece of plastic just under the stem, if so remove the plastic, push down the stem to start the watch.
mcdevito75 Here, If It"s brand new just out of the box, Check just under the stem knob (winder) for a piece of plastic, remove the piece of Plastic, this will allow the stem to fully seat and start the watch.
Look very carefully just under the crown (winder knob) for a piece of plastic used to keep the stem from being all the way down to start the watch. Remove that small piece of plastic, press down the crown and the watch should start. mcdevito75