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Indiglo don't glow no mo'

Discussion in 'Watches' started by wenestvedt, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. wenestvedt

    wenestvedt Loaded Pockets

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    I have a Timex Expedition watch. I end up with a new one about once a year -- so cheap is good for my needs.

    That said, it works fine (i.e., it's not losing time or anything, so I don't suspect the battery) but the Indiglo nightlight on the face -- that I activate by pressing the stem -- now doesn't light up. In fact, the stem doesn't have that spring-loaded feel anymore.

    I know a new watch isn't that expensive, but this thing isn't very old! Should I send it to Timex (since I think it's still in warranty) or is there anything I can try on my own?

    Thank you for and suggestions.
     
  2. TuffWriter

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    If it's under warranty, cracking it open yourself might void that. I'd just call Timex.
     
  3. Flight-ER-Doc

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    Lots of battery powered watches have a low-battery mode where things like lights are disabled - kind of a warning that the battery needs to be replaced. Maybe yours does too?
     
  4. JP

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    Send it back while it is under warranty. I had the Glo go on my Ironman and Timex would repair it for me but at a cost where it didn't make sense. For $20 more I could have bought a new watch. I am still wearing this Ironman but the Glo would be nice to have. A torch is never out of reach though either and that is often how I check the watch when outside at night.
     
  5. wenestvedt

    wenestvedt Loaded Pockets

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    Doc, the possibility of a low-battery condition had occurred to me.

    JP, I probably will get this serviced. I think I even gave them the five bucks for a four-year warranty extension, so as soon as I can find the paperwork (we just moved, and everything is lost!) I should just send it in.

    Thanks!
     
  6. angd5791

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    Hey man, It's definetly the battery. Just had the same problem with mine. I was about to get a new one and decided to change the battery with a spare I had. Boom, she started glowing again.
     
  7. Monocrom

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    If it's covered by the warranty, send it back. When that feature ran out on my Timex Expedition, I find out that getting it fixed cost more than buying another Expedition.
     
  8. wenestvedt

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    I am sending it in today for repair. I don't think it's the battery because the stem actually doesn't move (or spring back out) when pressed in any more.

    I paid the five bucks to extend the warranty from one year to five, so now I'll only pay $8 for the work and mailing it back to me. *shrug* Beats buying a new watch, I guess.

    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone.