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Got a watch, had battery replaced, doesnt work

Discussion in 'Watches' started by ItsHardToKnow, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. ItsHardToKnow

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    Got a Vic watch offline, figured it had a dead battery
    Took to a local jewelry shop to get a battery put in and the dang thing still isnt working.
    Ideas???
     
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    ........must be broken :rofl:
     
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    Caveat emptor....
     
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    Time to decide whether it's worth the expense and effort to repair if there is no option to return it.
     
  5. 0dBm

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    Electronic components may have already been destroyed by electrostatic discharge (ESD) long ago. That is likely why is was sold. But, like your forum name states...
    Any possibility of a refund?
     
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    No chance of a refund.
    How much, typically, does it cost to get one fixed?
    I only paid 35 bucks shipped for it (goodwill), not really trying to wrap up a ton of money in it
     
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    Likely more than $35.
     
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    Let me add, this is not a digital watch, but does work off of a battery.
    Just FYI in case that makes any difference (likely does not)
     
  10. Dirty Rod

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    Like anything else, how much will depend on what's wrong with it and the cost of the parts. It's likely you will pay more than $35 in labor.
     
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    If you do some googling you can almost certainly find out what kind of movement it has and buy another at a reasonable cost. Dunno what swapping the movement out would cost or if you could do it yourself but it's worth a shot if it's a nice piece.
     
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    For $35 I would figure it is probably going to be a write-off...

    It may be worth having a play about with it yourself, just to ensure the battery connectors are all clean, the battery is inserted properly and so on, but ultimately if a quartz movement is fried, there is little you can do beyond replacing it - which turns into much more of an adventure, and one that will likely cost far more than is worth spending on a $35 watch.

    One thing that might be worth trying would be to contact the manufacturer and see if they can help at all and what sort of costs would be involved.