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Recently acquired a quartz watch with a regular movement. It was dead when I got it but I installed a battery and closed it back up. It doesn't work unless the crown is just barely nudged outward with a fingernail away from the case. If I push the crown all the way in the second hand stops immediately and the watch is just stopped.

Any advice?
 

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Service it. There is something wrong.
 

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If the watch isn't worth the expense to service it, try opening the back, disengage the stem and pull it out. Then re-seat the stem and see if it fixes it.
Other than that, and I'm not sure what watch it is, you can get a new quartz movement cheap and replace it.
 

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Zodiac Super Sea Dragon. I have re-seated the stem. I am wondering if it is at all possible the battery is weak. The date on the battery pack is 2011. Is this a possibility?
 

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It could be that the battery is weak but it seems to work with the crown a little out. So maybe the stem was cut too long in the first place and when is pushed in all the way it causes it to stop.

What I am trying to say is that since what causes the watch to run or not is the crown, the battery charge should not have anything to do with it.
 

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I'd send a PM to Rodger (crotchhasteeth). If anyone can help with this issue it is him.
 
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