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04 March 2006 @ 12:45 am
A quick question on pocketwatches  
I have an FMA pocketwatch which is... shall we say, unofficial? Anyway, lately it's stopped keeping time, the second hand twitching back and forth (One tick forwards, one back) but not changing the hour or minute hand. Has this happened to anyone else before, and, if so, how can this be fixed?

Personally, I think it's just that there's not enough charge in the battery, but I thought I'd make sure. :)
keke eats babies!bestwifeband on March 4th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
same thing happend to mind ._.

*wiats to see if u get a reply with a anser*
Раиса "パポコ"papoko on March 4th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
Same thing happened to a pocketwatch that a friend of mine owns.

Sorry, no advice. .___.``
Mental Vomit: i dunno?thisisnotmyname on March 4th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)
bring it to a jeweler?
vicemage: dragon knightsvicemage on March 4th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
That sounds exactly like a dead battery. My custom watch did that shortly after I made it; after trips to several jewelers to find one that would change the battery, it's been working fine for quite a while now.

Same thing happens on my regular watches too. Your battery just died. ^_^
Kat Davislostindeath on March 4th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
Take it to a watch repair shop or a jeweler :) they can fix watches.
Makio-Kuta: Casino!Edmakio_kuta on March 4th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)
that happened to my friends, and it started back up again a few days later.

i honestly think it happens to mine sometimes without me knowing too, because it very frequently ends up behind by hours.

it's odd. but i'd give it a little while to see if it starts again on it's own before trying anything too too drastic. n.n hope that was some help.
cofie: pokecofie on March 4th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)
I think your battery is low. oO; try changing it and if it still doesn't work properly take it to a jeweler.
catzslave: Her_nosecatzslave on March 4th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Same thing happened to mine too. Nice to know I'm not alone.
missedmylanding: excellenteds_fangirl on March 4th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
that's hap[pened to me when my battery was low, fixed when I changed the battery
Rach the Teddog: Summery Winrycommanderteddog on March 4th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
I can comfirm that it's probably a dead battery. I don't own a FMA pocket watch (alas, that is something I should work on), my wristwatch started acting squirrelly like that back in January. The second hand would get "stuck in time", going back and forth, and the watch won't keep time anymore

Needless to say, I freaked out, took it to watch repair shop and asked to get it looked at. The lady there said all that was needed was a new battery, because the parts were still in perfect working order. One new battery and $10 CDN and the watch works as good as new.
氷curucar on March 4th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
If you've got the same pirated version that I've got, the back cover pops off after a bit of coaxing, and even if the battery might be a bit hard to find, it's cheap ($2.50 for me).
Catie: [FMA] Ed - DVD Covercatystorm on March 4th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
S'happened to mine a few times, it's just the battery. Take it to a jeweler, they should be able to change the battery for a small fee. (Mine does it for $5.)
Carolxoglamxo on March 5th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Are you talking about the one you can get at Hot Topic? I have that watch and it does that to me too. I just wind it back to the right time again, and it keeps the time right for like a week or two. Maybe i should try to change the battery =S
Look for me with the sun bright sparrow ##: { EdxEnvy; witty }violent_aki on March 5th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
Totally! :O I've got the "fake" too, and I noticed the other day that it went all spazzy. (Shall we complain? XD) I'll have to find some way to fix it eventually...
Queen of the LOLcatsgatochick14 on March 5th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
heh. i just bought one. from hot topic. it has edo's carving in it. and now if it breaks i know what to do. thanks.
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on March 6th, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
umm, the battery was dead.