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if you know the movement you can search on how to do this, There normally is a lever or a push pin hold that needs to be pressed down to remove the stem.

Al Agnew Watches | Answered on Oct 07, 2018


Take your watch to your nearest watch shop and ask them to do it for you.

You can get into difficulty replacing batteries and it is not worth the risk for the small cost saving in doing it yourself.

Al Agnew Al Ag 3... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010


Often with battery powered watches the word "Quartz" will be written on the dial. In the abscent of that you can look at the mechanism inside (typically by removing the case back).

Alternately (this may not be an absolute confirmation) with the winder in neutral position i.e. pressed all the way in, turn the crown (winding button) and if it spins freely it's probably quartz. Because unless it's broken most mechanical watches click as the watch is
wound up (except some automatics which cant be crown wound).

Plus if it's working and left unworn for a few days yet continues to run it's probably quartz.
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Al Agnew Al Ag 3... | Answered on Jul 27, 2009


There is a very good chance that the pendulum regulator wheel and rocker assembly is out of adjustment or has a bent tooth or finger that is jamming the movement.
The adjustment of this is extremely sensitive and so a slight misalignment will at some point show up when the causes of the misalignment rotate to align once again, which is why it is a periodic fault.
Despite it being a very sensitive area and in need of a light hand to remedy, for anyone experienced in working on this kind of movement, it would be a simple and speedy repair.
Unless you have experience of working with such movements, I would recommend leaving it alone and seeking help from a professional, because of the risk of making it worse rather than better, so making it more difficult to repair in the long run.
I have a 1840 Mauthe wall clock that had that exact fault, and once it was properly aligned, it has kept excellent time for the last seven years so be gentle with it.

Watches | Answered 9 hours ago


Tip & How-To about Watches
Changing Watch Batteries
Lots of posters ask "what is the battery in my (name of watch)" with a view to changing it yourself. This is a bad idea for many reasons. You don't have the tools or knowledge to remove a rotary screw on back, or the gasket sealant for a waterproof watch. Some fashion watches have 4 traditional screw and need professional grade jeweler screwdrivers. Also, there are about 20 batteries commonly used in watches, in various sizes and internal technology, Lithium Ion, Silver Oxide and Manganese Alkaline. If you buy them, you generally have to buy 10!

Don't sweat the details. Just take the watch to your local jeweler. They have all the batteries at hand and the tools to remove the back. It is done whilst you wait for $8 to $15!


Changing Watch Batteries

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Hi, Dan, I have 2 Dunhill ighters that work but they leak butane. Making them unfit for use. I would like to have them repaired/rebuilt. I believe they are 1960-70's vintage so, the lack of parts will definately be an issue here. Please advise. Thanks Glenn ghelfne1@nycap.rr.com

Watches | Answered on Aug 16, 2019


Other than contacting Versa directly and asking them where the nearest stockist of a replacement bracelet is, to your location, then the only other option is to use a specialist sourcer, such as myself.
I have a contact in Guangzhou, China who can get pretty much anything.
If you would like me to source one for you, then please EMAIL ME watchsauce@gmail.com and I’ll get some prices & images together for you

Watches | Answered on Aug 15, 2019

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