I found my original 1st gen Aqualand I had bought in the 80’s as a kid. I put 3 new batteries but nothing is working, including the analog hands. Can someone tell me what I can do without tearing it all apart.
I just don’t know how to check the voltage. I did clean the battery connectors. If you could post some pics or video showing me, I would appreciate it. Thank youMore than likely the battery, batteries, have at some point leaked a bit of electrolyte. Doesn't tale much to leave a microscopic layer of crap, (strictly technical horological terminology there, don't be intimidated). Aforementioned crap will inhibit the flow on mA to the circuit, leaving the movement dead. Another problem that these movements have is a plastic post that supports a metal connector that connects two batteries, creating a 3v output. That post has a tendency to break. Then, there is always the possibility that your batteries are pau, as in make, as in dead. I'd check the batteries first, then the battery contacts. Unfortunately, Citizen no longer offers any support for these older Aqualand models. Also, try a reset. Pull the setting crown all the way out, and press the three buttons simultaneously. Aloha from #50, but #1 in your hearts.
Is the all reset when you pull out the winder then press the three buttons??You need a multimeter, with very fine leads, to check the voltage. I think there are two points on the back of the movement that are clearly labeled, one is +3, the other +1.5. Negative points are also labeled. If you bought the batteries new, shouldn't be a problem. Try the all reset first.
Update: I reached out to Hurley company in Georgia that someone recommended. I’ll be sending my watch for repair. Hope it’s not to expensive.That’s correct
There are litrally tens of threads on tear down of these movements but they are fragile and prone to not working if left with expiredbatter in