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I just checked my watches and noticed that one of my older Mavados wasnt working. The second hand is stuck. Its trying to move but it goes one second then back one second. Does anyone know what the problem is?
 

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quartz
 

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When was the battery last replaced? That may be all it needs.
 

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a few years back. if it were the battery wouldn't it not move at all?
 

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If it's been awhile since you've had the battery replaced it's probably it.

Quartz time pieces (this includes clocks, too) do funny stuff when the battery is dying. The second hands dance around.

I'd have it checked out.

Or it could be dirt or debris in the movement. Especially if it's a new watch.

Or, sometimes if it gets dropped it will dislodge crap in the case and gum up the works.

This can happen even in a quartz watch.

Hope this helps.
 

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ok thanks guys. i really don't wear it too often so when i get a chance ill bring it in to get checked out.
 

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I know that some Eco-drives will jump 2 seconds to tell you it needs to be charged. this might be doing a similar thing as the battery wears down.
 

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look up the movement.Chances are, the battery is almost drained.The reason its bouncing between the one second mark is how quartz watches are designed to conserve the battery.Thats why the second hand clicks at one second intervals.

With a low battery, it doesn't have enough power to make it jump to the next second.In a few days, it will just stop moving at all.If its been over 2 years, it might be time to also get it cleaned and lubricated, and the seals checked.
 

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yeah im having the battery changed this week and gona have them clean it as well. I dont have a clue what movement it has. It was my grandfathers watch. Im not even sure how old the watch is.
 

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yeah im having the battery changed this week and gona have them clean it as well. I dont have a clue what movement it has. It was my grandfathers watch. Im not even sure how old the watch is.
Make sure you let us know if youget it back up and running. Then post some pictures. Good Luck.
 

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will do.
 

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Well I got it back today. Replaced the battery and it works fine. Here are some pics I just took.



 

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Me tooooo...

I'm glad that all you needed was a battery. That was an easy fix.
 
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