Wenger Battalion III losing time, second hand keeps stopping and starting. Tried battery swap

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    Wenger Battalion III losing time, second hand keeps stopping and starting. Tried battery swap

    First time poster; I bought an orange bezel, black rubber strap Battallion III second hand for about $40, which ran fine for about two months until last week, when the second hand began to stall out or twitch for a half second before proceeding. I had the battery swapped, which only slightly allieviates the issue. When left flat and alone, the watch runs fine, but when wearing it, I'll glance down and have lost about a minute to the hour, sometimes two. When I place my ear to the crown while screwing down the crown, there's a slight odd clicking when I screw halfway down, which leads me to believe there could be some internal problem, of which I'm uncertain. Any advice/suggestions?

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    Re: Wenger Battalion III losing time, second hand keeps stopping and starting. Tried battery swap

    Sorry to hear this- i'd say you are realistically looking at replacing the movement if you think its worth it.
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    Re: Wenger Battalion III losing time, second hand keeps stopping and starting. Tried battery swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Bzdelta View Post
    First time poster; I bought an orange bezel, black rubber strap Battallion III second hand for about $40, which ran fine for about two months until last week, when the second hand began to stall out or twitch for a half second before proceeding. I had the battery swapped, which only slightly allieviates the issue. When left flat and alone, the watch runs fine, but when wearing it, I'll glance down and have lost about a minute to the hour, sometimes two. When I place my ear to the crown while screwing down the crown, there's a slight odd clicking when I screw halfway down, which leads me to believe there could be some internal problem, of which I'm uncertain. Any advice/suggestions?
    Chances are it can be repaired but the cost of repairs will easily exceed what you paid for the watch. I know nothing about Wenger watches or their prices, so the cost benefit analysis is up to you. If it were me I would probably dump the used watch and buy a new one.

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