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Hey Cats,
Picking up this watch tomorrow but need a little help. It's a Timex Electric. It has the crown on the back but I can't seem to get it to work. It turns but it doesn't move the hands and it only gets tight. Does this crown work the same as your normal screw down crown? Do I loosen it and pull it out and then set the hands and tighten it up to lock it or is there something wrong with it. Other than that issue the watch is in like new condition with very little wear. Also does anybody know the battery number it takes? I couldn't see that info either.

Thanks in advance to all who can help.

This is a pic of the exact watch I'm buying tomorrow but it's a Google pic I looked up, my find is in vastly nicer condition.


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The crown pulls to only one position to set the time and rotates either way, if nothing is happening then the plastic sleeve for stem set on the movement as seen here is likely missing but there may be other more serious issues as well. FYI these come out the front after removing the crystal. If you discover you need parts I may have them. Hope this helps.
 

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I think the battery size is 357/303. I bought a similar one a few months ago and remember reading somewhere that all Timex Electrics took the same battery. I grabbed a cheap one from the bay...
 

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The crown pulls to only one position to set the time and rotates either way, if nothing is happening then the plastic sleeve for stem set on the movement as seen here is likely missing but there may be other more serious issues as well. FYI these come out the front after removing the crystal. If you discover you need parts I may have them. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the great pic, I'll drop you a note if I need any help.
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Hey Cats,
Finally got it back for the watchmaker, he removed the crystal for me so I can try to fix it. The only thing I see wrong with it is the rust at the setting crown, everything else looks good. I'm trying to free the rusted part in hopes to make it go, wish me luck.
It's a Timex 67 electric movement, 11 jewels, made in West Germany, see thread for more details.
Timex Electric Movement # 67 - The Watch Forum

Here's my movement :-!




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Well this is annoying, it seems I've freed the rusty setting crown shaft but will not pull out nor will it turn, the crown just keeps spinning on the shaft. Something tells me that the crown is not supposed to pull out, you would simply turn it and it will set the hands for you, I get that feeling as it is recessed pretty well on the case back so it wouldn't move the hands by accident, I fear I may break it if I try too hard.

HELP!!!!!!!! I need someone who has the setting instructions for this movement PLEASE!!!!!!!

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Never thought this might be the screw on crown. I have not had one of these apart yet so I don't know how the setting works, but with timex I imagine it could be different that the other backset. I did pick one up in a lot but won't get to it til I get back from vacation in a week or so.
 

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Thanks dirtvictim, here's an update, I got the shaft to turn now but it does nothing, I'm thinking that it has now broken at the point where it moves the hands but is it integral to the electronics? Will it still run without it working? I could simply move the hands into position and let it run. However if it is integral then it would seem the movement is done for unless another part can be found. Also the rest of the movement is clean save for a tiny bit of rust on the regulator lever at the hair spring but there is no damage to the spring as it expends/contracts with the movement of the balance pendulum as it is not a wheel, looks more like a pendulum. It is made in West Germany and has 11 jewels, a very nicely made movement actually.

If you sort out yours can you walk me through mine or can I send it to you to have a look?

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Victory!!! It runs! Conformation that it doesn't require connection of the crown to work. How it started then? I think it needed time for the battery to juice everything up as I'm sure the electronics (although very little of) have sat dormant for a lot of years, secondly while typing the first post minutes ago I kept shaking it in the motion that the pendulum would work which I feel energized it up enough to kick start it.

Stay tuned for finish lube work and accuracy testing.

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Victory!!! It runs! Conformation that it doesn't require connection of the crown to work. How it started then? I think it needed time for the battery to juice everything up as I'm sure the electronics (although very little of) have sat dormant for a lot of years, secondly while typing the first post minutes ago I kept shaking it in the motion that the pendulum would work which I feel energized it up enough to kick start it.

Stay tuned for finish lube work and accuracy testing.

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Preston
Juicing up doesn't happen. You likely have a poor electrical contact somewhere or there was some dirt in the escapement.
 
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