I left the watch for a week when going on hols, and on return it had stopped(as it hadnt been moved) but since then Ive worn it, but it wont continue working after about a minute or so, no matter how much I move it around - presume it needs a 'service'?
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Re: watch stops shortly after any movement
Automatic, or "self-winding" watches get their power from movement of your wrist throughout the day. Unless you're quite active the amount of movement is just about enough to keep it running till the next day. However, if you let the watch run down completely as you did when you were away, there is no reserve power left. The solution is simple: just manually wind the watch and you'll be good to go. To manually wind the watch unscrew the crown as if you were going to set the watch but do not pull it out as would for setting. Wind the watch about 40-50 turns and it will run fine if you wear it every day.
Testimonial: "Thanks very much - didnt realise could manually wind too.I did as you suggest and watch works fine.
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Sometimes the complex movements can be fickle about how you move it. On my best friends watch he just moves it back and forth while my wifes watch has to be swirled in a circular motion. If that doesnt work part of the movement may be broken or out of alignment.
A mechanical watch will tend to stop in the same place if an internal gear is slightly unbalanced and/or there's a spot of grease/dirt that makes that particular point on a gear slightly more difficult to pass. I've often seen watches with day/date indicators stop just around midnight, as it takes more energy to advance those dials than just move the hour and minute hands.
Try winding your watch with the crown as opposed to shaking it to wind it via the automatic rotor. Actual winding will bring your mainspring up to full power much faster than a whole lot of winding via automatic rotor. See if this changes the behavior of the watch. If it doesn't, you probably need to have a watchmaker take a look at the watch. He or she will probably recommend cleaning the movement to clear any dirt that might be causing the problem.
This watch operates on a capacitor which is charged by movement. It does not wind, but it has a weight that charges the capacitor by motion.
Take the watch in hand by placing your fingers under the caseback and your thumb on the crystal. Use a horizontal motion (landscape) to move the watch back and forth quickly approximately one foot left and right. You should feel the internal weight move.
Do this for at least five minutes. If the watch does not start to operate (the second hand does not move at one second increments) then either the capacitor must be replaced, or the movement is defective.
You may send the watch directly to Seiko for service, or I would strongly suggest visiting your local Certified Master Horologist for what is usually a free assessment and estimate of the repair.
If you are following the above directions, you have done nothing wrong, but the movement or capacitor needs to be replaced.
If you have just purchased this watch and the instructions do not resolve your situation, I would promptly return it and exchange it, as the model may have been sitting for a while, and have a bad capacitor.
i just bought one last week and having the same problem. I have an accutron automatic watch and once i get it started it will keep time for up to 48 hours w/ no movement. I think the haurex is poorly made and if i can't get it to run longer than 12 hrs( wichi is about how long it runs now) i will be returning it.
mcdevito75 here, The quatrz movement could need a little quartz oil or the quartz movement could be going bad, but foirst check make sure you have the correct battery and that it didn:"t work loose Return to whoever changed the battery to have it checked.
Are you aware that these are automatic watches and need to be moved to keep the watch going, kinetic energy winds up the movement which allows it to keep going, if it is left off your wrist and in a drawer or sat stationary it will stop. Shake it violently (without dropping it) and it will restart.