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    Accutron Problems

    So I finally bought an Accutron. Ive wanted one for a long time and finally found one on the bay for about $20. It is one of the "Dress" versions with the 2210 movement. I also bought one of the battery adapter kits on the bay. I put the battery in and it began to hum along nicely but to my disappointment the hands do not move. Does anyone have any suggestions here?
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    Re: Accutron Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Addictedtowatches View Post
    So I finally bought an Accutron. Ive wanted one for a long time and finally found one on the bay for about $20. It is one of the "Dress" versions with the 2210 movement. I also bought one of the battery adapter kits on the bay. I put the battery in and it began to hum along nicely but to my disappointment the hands do not move. Does anyone have any suggestions here?
    Does the second hand move? Can you hear it hum but no hands move at all? Did it work at first and then stop?
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    Re: Accutron Problems

    I'd have to look at a diagram, but sure sounds like a cannon pinion or related item between a power transfer wheel and the hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP71624 View Post
    I'd have to look at a diagram, but sure sounds like a cannon pinion or related item between a power transfer wheel and the hands.
    I'm thinking it's the index wheel, but hopefully not, there's no fixing it if the index wheel is chewed up.

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    Re: Accutron Problems

    Well it is the 2210 movement which was supposedly the "Dress" watch movement so it does not have a second hand. The movement is rather hard to examine because the 2210 is very small compared to the 214 or 218, and I do not plan on touching anything.
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    Re: Accutron Problems

    Accutrons have two separate concerns. One is the electronic portion which includes the coils. Once you ascertain the puppy hums then you move on to the train. You have a train problem. Blockage or wear or maladjustment. Which is good because parts for the electronic side of your watch a difficult to find (read expensive).

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    Re: Accutron Problems

    How "easy" is it set? Do you feel any resistance to turning the hands or does it seem loose? If there's friction there, and you definately hear it humming, then likely the pawls just need to be adjusted to engage the index wheel properly. That, or something inside is seriously broke.
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    Re: Accutron Problems

    It seems fine , I actually got a good deal on two more yesterday. A 214 and a 218. Im waiting on a battery for the 218 but the 214 is doing the same thing. Ill post pics later.
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