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Needs batteries lionel collectable train
The Lionel Collectable Train Watch has 3 batteries in it. Two are for the whistle and one for the watch. All of them are V377 or 377 disk batteries. Gently pop off the back cover as most watches come off the same way. The battery by itself toward the middle is the train timepiece watch battery and is installed with the + side up toward you. The two batteries toward the edge are the whistle batteries, and you have to be very careful in changing them. Thee us a rotating contact that is plastic coated, over the batteries. NOTE: THE BATTERIES ARE NOT BOTH IN THE SAME DIRECTION. ONE IS UP AND ONE IS DOWN. (LOOK VERY CAREFULLY FOR A + AND - SIGN ON RIGHT NEXT TO EACH BATTERY.) For this reason, it is recommended to only change ONE battery at a time, so you will not get them mixed up. Gently spin the contact one direction, and one of the batteries will be clear and come out. Change that battery. Now rotate the contact back to the original position over both batteries, and continue rotating in that direction until the second battery is clear and can be removed. Change that battery. Now you can confirm that you still have one battery up and one down. Rotate the contact back to its original position, centering it on each battery. This contact has a layer of plastic material covering it on top so that it will not contact the watch case. If this plastic coating is damaged, it can damage the watch. If it is damaged, you might put a small piece of tape over the contact, to prevent other damage. NOTE that close to the edge of the watch is a very, very small spring sticking up. Make sure that spring is still vertical, as it is very delicate and can be damaged easily. That spring as well as the metal arm sticking up are part of the speaker circuit and must be in their place when the cover is replaced, as the speaker is in the cover. Now gently replace the cover until it snaps down. You will see the train moving around the dial and you can push the button and hear the whistle. Incorrect changing of these batteries by persons in jewelers departments of stores like Walmart and Target, have damaged more of these watches than you would like to believe. Hope this helps. (By the way, I do not have a brochure for the watch at this time.)
12/20/2021 5:05:49 PM •
on Dec 20, 2021
HELP !! can't snap armitron watch cover back on
Take a small thin piece of cloth or paper towel, fold it and use to cover the watch face. Put one quarter (coin) on top and one quarter (coin) on the bottom. Place the sandwich in a pair of pliers, center thhe pliers and press, when you hear the snap, the back is on. Do not use on a watch with a domed crystal, or at least use a lot more padding over the face. Takes 10 seconds.
12/10/2021 8:30:54 AM •
on Dec 10, 2021
Armitron watch band needs extra links
I just called the main headquarters and they sent me 2 links for FREE!!! 1-800-840-2933 my model # for my watch is 20/1897T1 found on back. Hope this helps :)
12/8/2021 3:43:44 PM •
on Dec 08, 2021
Eddie bauer EBTEK Titanium wtch #0131CE
Use a needle nose pliers and turn counter clock-wise. If you find it hard to open still you may have to put it in some kind of vise and then turn it. If you still have problems PLEASE don't hesitate to write back and I will be glad to help you! Good Luck!!
11/8/2021 12:59:52 PM •
on Nov 08, 2021
How do i switch from 24 hr to 12 hr on my new 45/7040 watch?
Quoting: "David posted an answer 3 years ago
Press the MODE button (B) three times to enter the time setting mode. Press the RESET button (A) to tab through seconds, minutes, hour. The ST/STP button (C) scrolls through the number choices. When selecting the hour, if you want 12hr time format make sure the AM or PM is displayed next to the number you deszire. There are 48 possible selections for the hour - 12 for AM, 12 for PM, and 24 for military time. Keep cycling through until the correct hour comes around. Once you have the correct choice, press the MODE button once more to exit time setting mode."
11/7/2021 12:02:24 AM •
on Nov 07, 2021
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