Jaeger-lecoultre Watches - Popular Questions, Answers, Tips & Manuals
I can't set the date on my watch - right now I
The date changes around midnight and you can usually advance the date by going past midnight until the date changes and then turning the watch backward to a time shortly before midnight and then winding it forward again.
How far back you need to go you will have to find by experiment but it should not be very far.
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How do I replace the watch bands . Thank You
You'll notice that the band, between the 2 fingers of the watch, is held by a pin. That pin has a very small head, like a nail. With a very small flat screwdriver, (jeweler type), simply get between the finger of the watch and the head of the pin and slowly try to disengage the pin. Push it to the other finger. (be careful as to NOT drop the pin as they are spring loaded
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Problems with setting the date on this watch
mcdevito75 here, It does seem to be a hard way to set the date. I would imagine to you have stem and not buttons, Try this slip your fingernail just under the stem (winder) and lift the stem to it"s first position, now turn the stem either toward or away from you to change the date easily.
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Vintage 1940. Doesn't run. Numbers on back of case
It might be worth having the back of the watch removed to see if there is anything engraved on the movement.
You might find that cleaning the watch gets is going, although the advice of the watch repairer should be asked for on this, as it might be very worn and in need of new parts which are unlikely to be available.
If it works and there is information on the movement, you might be able to get some information on the watch from the maker. Visit their web site (www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/) and make an inquiry, giving them all the information that you have.
An interesting problem!
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Small dial on the watch face that counts the minutes won't return
Check in the instructions if there is a way to re-sync the hands. For some models of watches the hands are able to be calibrated.
It is also possible that the watch has a problem. Either the dial hand is not properly seated on to its axel, or the drive gear that is under the axel skipped a tooth. You will have to find someone who can service watches to fix this for you.
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How to open an Accutime watch (RTC3MS) to change the battery?
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!
Posted by Andrew... on Dec 31, 2018
Changing Watch Batteries
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