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    Bizarre problem. HELP!

    Morning all.

    Well, here's an odd one. The battery in my DOXA Aquaman recently expired, so I sourced an identical replacement battery (ref. 370), took the back off and popped a new one in.

    Turn it over and it's merrily ticking away as expected.

    Except... it's going BACKWARDS!

    Any thoughts?

    Simon

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    'Any thoughts?'

    Yes, don't tell Doxa - they charge extra for the Time-Machine option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WatchIng View Post
    'Any thoughts?'

    Yes, don't tell Doxa - they charge extra for the Time-Machine option.
    I'd leave it alone if it meant that I was going to get younger - sadly I think that's unlikely!

    Simon

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    Sounds like a damaged or bent stator plate.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHarris View Post
    Sounds like a damaged or bent stator plate.

    Steve
    Hi Steve. Thanks for the response. Googling what you said suggests that you're absolutely right and that means I assume that it'll need to be repaired. Rats. I assume I've damaged it either taking out the old battery or putting the new one in.

    OK troops - next question then...

    Anyone know someone who could sort it for me?

    Simon

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    I had one of these in yellow, nice retro style, sorry that doesn't help.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    The Doxa Aquaman, albeit a swiss and good looking watch, uses a cheap Ronda quartz movement which costs about 15-20 GBP if memory serves me right.

    Movement is Ronda 705. I had one and I was disappointed by it. (barely wore it and something inside broke so the whole thing had to be replaced)

    Cousins has the movement for example but you have to be careful what height you order as there are a few versions of this movement.

    Even better, take it to a watchmaker. The job itself is simple. Even cheaper and easier would be to replace the broken part. The movement is simple and serviceable but some prefer not to bother and just replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ordo View Post
    The Doxa Aquaman, albeit a swiss and good looking watch, uses a cheap Ronda quartz movement which costs about 15-20 GBP if memory serves me right.

    Movement is Ronda 705. I had one and I was disappointed by it. (barely wore it and something inside broke so the whole thing had to be replaced)

    Cousins has the movement for example but you have to be careful what height you order as there are a few versions of this movement.

    Even better, take it to a watchmaker. The job itself is simple. Even cheaper and easier would be to replace the broken part. The movement is simple and serviceable but some prefer not to bother and just replace it.
    That's a helpful response - thank you.

    On the basis that I've been ham-fisted enough to break it in the first place I'd prefer someone who knows what they're doing to drop a new 705 into it. I've checked on Cousins website and they're less than a tenner to buy!

    Anybody on the forum who could help?

    Simon
    Last edited by mycroft; 15th May 2019 at 17:06.

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    You didn't order it from Australia did you!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    You didn't order it from Australia did you!?
    It came from Romania turning the right way, now itís in the UK itís turning the wrong way! Heaven only knows what it would do in Australia...

    Simon

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    Simon, can recommend richie_101 he has a website too but can’t recall its name!

    There’s a few other hobbyists here maybe will chip in.

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    Perhaps the battery is in upside down?


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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    Perhaps the battery is in upside down?


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    Nope, tried that...

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Simon, can recommend richie_101 he has a website too but canít recall its name!

    Thereís a few other hobbyists here maybe will chip in.
    Thanks David.

    I'll maybe send Richie_101 a PM. I've sent one to Paul Walker but had no reply - he's been great at helping me out in the past...

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Nope, tried that...

    Simon
    Glad you tried it, it was a meant in the way a left handed brush is or a tin of tartan paint!!

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    Have you tried taking it to a watchmaker that can just inspect it ? Maybe the problem is much simpler...

    Did you force the movement somehow ? The movement is fragile, yes but while replacing a battery it shouldn't be that much of a problem... (normally)

    PS: It has the golden variant movement which is supposedly better (can't remember why or how) than the cheaper steel one or whatever it's made of. But both will fit provided that you get the one with the correct height (for the hands) as I mentioned in my other post.

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    and... Paul Walker rides to the rescue again!

    My hero

    Simon

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