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Hi all,

My wife's W8 chrono hand will not reset to 12 o'clock position. It just shudders and then stops.

The second hand still goes around, and is keeping reasonable time.

She has not worn it for some 3-5 years, and has told me to dispose of it as "unwanted". Shame really as looks nice on a female.

How do I try to fix?

Could it just be a new battery required?

Please advise

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Given its age I would start with a battery replacement. After the battery replacement you will likely need to reset the chronograph hands anyway. Instructions are in the W8 manual (page 18).
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@Kip's advice sounds like the right medicine.

Once you've got it working, maybe your wife will have a different view on it?

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Hey Kip,

ever helpful as always....don't you ever sleep? it must be very early o'clock over where you are?

I tried your suggestion.....and it worked ! (maybe I should have RTFM the manual first) (RTFM = read the flipping manual)

I didn't replace the battery will take birthdays boys advice and ask the wife to reconsider using it.

Does appear to be a shame she does not wear it. Shame it's not a mega expensive watch and I could sell it for for mega bucks and buy a nice one for me. I have all the boxes paperwork and everything!!

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further on....i will have to replace battery, as it worked for about 30 seconds with stop watch going. One ordered from the flea bay :)
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‘Flipping’ must be the forum friendly version of the phrase!
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Kansas City Milkman wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:17 pm
‘Flipping’ must be the forum friendly version of the phrase!
Yaaaaarp :)
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Kansas City Milkman wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:17 pm
‘Flipping’ must be the forum friendly version of the phrase!
It’s the one that doesn’t get turned into four asterisks. :lol:
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Had a word with her "indoors" she says she will not wear it anymore as it's too big for her wrist, so will sell

(can't see why not.... she strangles pit bulls one handed)
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jimbo wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:45 am
Had a word with her "indoors" she says she will not wear it anymore as it's too big for her wrist, so will sell

(can't see why not.... she strangles pit bulls one handed)
It's one of the things we say when we have gone off a watch.
  • It's a bit over my size limit
  • A little too tall too slip under a cuff
  • It looks like a toy on my big manly wrist
  • I never go anywhere that would be suitable to wear it
  • I love it but always pick my xxxxxx in preference
  • Not really bonding with this one
Somehow easier than saying "I don't like it any more."
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jimbo wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:45 am
Had a word with her "indoors" she says she will not wear it anymore as it's too big for her wrist, so will sell

(can't see why not.... she strangles pit bulls one handed)
That's a pity as you said they are a lovely watch.
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