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Old 05-05-2018, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to repair watches? I have a Blue Angels that I believe needs a new Eco-Drive battery in it. Does anyone know how to replace that?

I really want to get this fixed. So Any thoughts?????




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Old 05-06-2018, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Son of mine living in Finland has the exact same watch.
Not a bit of trouble.
I have an EcoZilla that took a few days off from operating.
Called Citizen Help Desk. Desk informed me Citizens have
no Lithium batteries like I thot.
"Charging Unit" wuz what the Citizen guy called it.
So back to the window sill. Now it's back from it's rest and
operating perfectly. I had days off om the RR why not
EcoZillas too?

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Llama:
Could it be a "Charging Unit" is a
Capacitor with an alias? Imperson-
ating a Lithium battery?

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I tried it under a light with no luck. It will not do anything. So I don't know what to do. Any ideas?


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You could send it back to Citizen, it won't be cheap though. They don't even try to repair them they will just swap the module, that appears to be the most cost effective way. Cheaper than fault finding. Can't remember the exact cost for the Eco Drive module swap. But the recent automatic movement swap cost 125/$170.

I have sent three in total back to Citizen 2 Eco's and 1 auto. They swapped the movement/module in all three. Although my Auto-Zilla is still with them as I had to send it back, they actually made it worse. They will keep getting it back too until it is right I am incredibly particular, its there own money they are wasting.

BTW the Eco Drives came back perfect.

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They will do a free evaluation though.
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You could send it back to Citizen, it won't be cheap though. They don't even try to repair them they will just swap the module, that appears to be the most cost effective way. Cheaper than fault finding. Can't remember the exact cost for the Eco Drive module swap. But the recent automatic movement swap cost 125/$170.

I have sent three in total back to Citizen 2 Eco's and 1 auto. They swapped the movement/module in all three. Although my Auto-Zilla is still with them as I had to send it back, they actually made it worse. They will keep getting it back too until it is right I am incredibly particular, its there own money they are wasting.

BTW the Eco Drives came back perfect.

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So would it be worth it to send the blue angles back to ether get repaired or replaced? It's been years sense it last worked. I left it in a dark place and it is what messed it up. How long did it take o CE you sent it to citizen?
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I think the turnaround was about 2 week's to get the watch back to my door. Would it be worth it?
If you want to keep it yes and you will effectively have a new watch if they replace the module, they will also pressure test it too.
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So would it be worth it to send the blue angles back to ether get repaired or replaced? It's been years sense it last worked. I left it in a dark place and it is what messed it up. How long did it take o CE you sent it to citizen?

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Sweetie will look into it to see how much it will cost. This watch is specialties me. My best friend helped me pick it out years before he passed away. So I wanna keep it nice and working
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Now I understand, I would definitely send it back to Citizen in that case. All the best with it, regards Gary.
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I will post pics when I am able to send it off to get fixed.

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I've replaced the capacitor/battery in multiple Eco-Drive watches myself, no more difficult than a normal battery. Still, not a bad idea to send it to Citizen for fresh seals and a pressure test, if you atr concerned with water resistance.
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I've replaced the capacitor/battery in multiple Eco-Drive watches myself...
Is it tricky getting the correct replacement part or are they fairly generic? Thanks in advance...

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So sending it to citizen is the way to go? My dad wanted to be nice and fix the watch for me and so I am trying to find the best place to get it survived.


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Personally, I'd just send it back to Citizen. This ensures a proper fix.
With that said, I know many people pop into the movement and replace the capacitor, or whatever energy storage it has, and have no problems. Just my two pennies.
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Personally, I'd just send it back to Citizen. This ensures a proper fix.
With that said, I know many people pop into the movement and replace the capacitor, or whatever energy storage it has, and have no problems. Just my two pennies.


Thanks I will for sure send it to citizen. Thanks for your input.


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Is it tricky getting the correct replacement part or are they fairly generic? Thanks in advance...

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They are specific to the movement, but easily available on eBay for $10-15. As long as you note the orientation of the one coming out, it is easy to replace.
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They are specific to the movement, but easily available on eBay for $10-15. As long as you note the orientation of the one coming out, it is easy to replace.
Thanks for the excellent advice... when the time comes I'll be sure to pay attention. Cheers.

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Anyone have exchanging parts on a blue angles watch?

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I thought you were sending it to Citizen.
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