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Bagga

Problem with Longines Hydro conquest Quartz

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Hi all, I have a Hydro Conquest Quartz, I've had it for about 6 years but not worn it a lot so its still in superb condition.
A few weeks ago I noticed the battery was low ( by the second finger jumping every 4 seconds ) so I put a new battery in it, and now it wont re-start.
I went and got another battery on Monday, still the same, and I've been to a different shop today and bought another battery and its still the same !!
Does anybody have any ideas as to why it wont run now, as it was ok before I put the new battery in !! Its as though it needs a kick start or something !! If I dont have any joy, I'll have to send it in to Longines !!
Thanks so much for any help.

Cheers. Paul.

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I can't help. Stupid things to check... Contacts clean, in the right way, no film on the battery, crown properly engaged.... Take it to an indy watch guy before biting the Longines bullet.

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Hi all, thanks for the replies, I've checked everything mentioned but still no joy. The shorting method I've heard before but wouldn't know how to do it. 

I took it to one of these watch doctors you see in a shopping mall, he reckons its the coil and he could do it for about £60, but I'm worried he's not qualified enough to work on a watch such as this, probably take a chance on a £50 watch !!

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49 minutes ago, Bagga said:

Hi all, thanks for the replies, I've checked everything mentioned but still no joy. The shorting method I've heard before but wouldn't know how to do it. 

I took it to one of these watch doctors you see in a shopping mall, he reckons its the coil and he could do it for about £60, but I'm worried he's not qualified enough to work on a watch such as this, probably take a chance on a £50 watch !!

Have a quick look through this thread which has some pictures and which seems to suggest there might be two types of replacement battery?

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1600925

 

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wrenny1969. Thanks for that, I had already read that, and mine has a 371 in it, which is what it had in it when I took it out. It might be worth me trying a 395 for the sake of a couple of quid !!  Cheers.

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9 minutes ago, Bagga said:

wrenny1969. Thanks for that, I had already read that, and mine has a 371 in it, which is what it had in it when I took it out. It might be worth me trying a 395 for the sake of a couple of quid !!  Cheers.

I hate to tell you what I’m guessing you already know or are thinking, but if it was working before you changed the battery and now it’s not , and the watch repairer says it’s the coil then I’m afraid it sounds like you’ve damaged it during the battery change   They are very fragile. Let’s hope it’s not but if the repairer guy is right in his diagnosis, it could be a costly lesson unfortunately   Sorry :(

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andyclient, that's what I am thinking, it can only be that !!  I was very careful when I changed it, and I have changed lots of them, including this watch last time it needed it !!  The coil looks perfect under a 30x loupe ( looks brand new ) as does the whole movement, but you never kmow !!

Thanks anyway.  Cheers.

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2 hours ago, Bagga said:

Hi all, thanks for the replies, I've checked everything mentioned but still no joy. The shorting method I've heard before but wouldn't know how to do it. 

I took it to one of these watch doctors you see in a shopping mall, he reckons its the coil and he could do it for about £60, but I'm worried he's not qualified enough to work on a watch such as this, probably take a chance on a £50 watch !!

    i am not an electrican,  but i use a "volt ohm meter" to test for "shorts ,  battery voltage and open lines".    it has worked well for me.   vin

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28 minutes ago, vinn said:

    i am not an electrican,  but i use a "volt ohm meter" to test for "shorts ,  battery voltage and open lines".    it has worked well for me.   vin

thats what my dad would do. 

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