NEED HELP WITH VICTORINOX RONDA 1 JEWEL - PHOTOS INCLUDED.
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    NEED HELP WITH VICTORINOX RONDA 1 JEWEL - PHOTOS INCLUDED.

    This watch has been in storage for 10 years. Pulled it out and put a new battery in, but the watch did not start. Tried a second new battery, still no go. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    It was in stored in a box, in a closet, with another Victorinox. A Marlboro Adventure Team Original. The second watch also had a dead battery, but it fired right up when I put the new battery in it, and it is keeping fine time. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!

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    Try shorting the battery as well as the movement to the case. Some quartz movements require that step to start running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Try shorting the battery as well as the movement to the case. Some quartz movements require that step to start running.
    Some of the ronda models need 1.21 gigawatts to get started, but once it's moving again you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    Some of the ronda models need 1.21 gigawatts to get started, but once it's moving again you should be good to go.
    Awesome guys, thanks! Just the kind of intel I was hoping for. Now, how exactly do I do that?

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    Anything metal that will bridge two contact points will work. Tweezers, etc.

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    Ronda is the name of a spanish town, as i cannot give interesting info, i say something curious.

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    Being that the watch spent so long in storage, I assume you checked to make sure the old battery didn't leak and cause corrosion in the battery compartment. If it did sometimes the contact point break off.
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    Yes, the old battery was clean, no leaking, and the contacts are clean. I don't see any corrosion anywhere. I've tried shorting the battery and movement to the case in many different places. Still nothing gets it going. I've about reached the point of putting it on the bay for parts or repair.

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    If you can see any gears you may want to do some gentle prodding on them, with the battery out, just to see if dried lube or something is holding things up. Maybe a safety pin gently pushing both directions on a tooth of a gear or something.

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