Accutron Battery screw
Like Tree18Likes

Thread: Accutron Battery screw

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Member howards4th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    1,033

    Accutron Battery screw

    So it was time for a battery change on the two Accutons that I have. Got the Dive changed out no problem, but the gold one I have is a different story. The arm that holds down the battery is spring loaded so you have to be careful not to unscrew the hold down screw to far or it will go flying. Well, I unscrewed it to far and it went flying.

    I have looked all over and no luck finding it.

    Anyone got an extra hold down screw?

    Name:  218 movement.JPG
Views: 225
Size:  159.1 KB

    Funny how one screw can prevent an entire watch from running. Well not funny, but you know what I mean, MAN am I bummed!

    Chris

  2. #2
    Member Shum's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    3,564

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    I don't know how these movements are but on most electrics and quartz watches the screw is not needed as such and is only for keeping the battery connector in place. On a few you need the screw though.

  3. #3
    Member Addictedtowatches's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania,USA
    Posts
    1,703

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    Since it is an Accutron you will probably need the screw to keep the battery from shifting around. Unless you have the adapter it dont think it will work if the battery touches the sides. But it shouldn't be too hard to find another
    --Charlie

    -Citizen -Seiko -Heuer -Steinhart -Bulova -TagHeuer

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member howards4th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    1,033

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    With this hold down arm you definitely need it to start the battery running. I'm going to search the the obvious places. I hope it wont be too hard to find.
    Last edited by howards4th; October 10th, 2014 at 00:19.

  6. #5
    Member anzac1957's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,333

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    Quote Originally Posted by howards4th View Post
    With this hold down arm you definitely need it to start the battery running. I'm going to search the the obvious places. I hope it wont be too hard to find.
    Sweep the area with a big magnet.. I keep one handy for just these sort of occasions.. just hope nobody has vacuumed yet.. although I have also heard that placing a ladies stocking over the end of the vacuum nozzle can also work for finding those pesky small things that fly off watches..
    howards4th likes this.


    Tony Lewis
    New Zealand

  7. #6
    Member Buzz224's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    N.E. central Alabama
    Posts
    897

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    You will need the arm as the outside is the 'hot' end on this movement and must be insulated from the plate and case. Only used in the 218# series afaik, the 219# and 224# movements used a similar but different arm without the troublesome screw.


    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Buzz224; October 10th, 2014 at 02:29.
    howards4th likes this.

  8. #7
    Member howards4th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    1,033

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    Quote Originally Posted by anzac1957 View Post
    Sweep the area with a big magnet.. I keep one handy for just these sort of occasions.. just hope nobody has vacuumed yet.. although I have also heard that placing a ladies stocking over the end of the vacuum nozzle can also work for finding those pesky small things that fly off watches..
    I did try the magnet...but nothing. I keep looking, but nothing yet.
    Stockings is neat trick, I'll have to try that. Thanks!

    Chris

  9. #8
    Member anzac1957's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,333

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    Quote Originally Posted by howards4th View Post
    I did try the magnet...but nothing. I keep looking, but nothing yet.
    Stockings is neat trick, I'll have to try that. Thanks!

    Chris
    Also, if you were wearing a jersey/sweater then check it hasn't got collected in it..
    howards4th likes this.


    Tony Lewis
    New Zealand

  10. #9
    Member howards4th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    1,033

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    Quote Originally Posted by anzac1957 View Post
    Also, if you were wearing a jersey/sweater then check it hasn't got collected in it..
    I hadn't thought of that. I will check.

    Regards,
    Chris

  11. #10
    Member howards4th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    1,033

    Re: Accutron Battery screw

    This has turned out to be harder to find than I thought.

    Still searching.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Accutron 214 Battery Hatch
      By peacemaker885 in forum Vintage & Pocket watches
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: September 17th, 2013, 15:14
    2. Best way to preserve battery life with a screw down crown
      By I-3watches in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: April 30th, 2013, 17:55
    3. Replies: 2
      Last Post: October 13th, 2011, 00:28
    4. Accutron 214 Battery, Australia?
      By andrewb172 in forum Vintage & Pocket watches
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: May 14th, 2011, 17:33
    5. Does an Accutron need a special battery?
      By Rony3k in forum Affordable watches
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: July 31st, 2007, 09:10

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •