Alain Harari
Nov 2, 2016 12:21 PM
Last night I decided to put the time back one hour (as everyone else is doing at this time of year).

I followed the usual routine - pull out - rotate - push back.
When I looked at the watch afterwards, the second hand was not moving! Then, miraculously it moved 4 seconds and stopped for 4 seconds, moved forward4 seconds and stopped for 4 seconds - I could go on. To cut a long story short, it keeps perfect time; but the second hand advances only 15 times per minute.

I have of course tried to repeat what I had previously done to see if it would rectify - no joy!

Spoke with Oakley, they tell me they no longer make nor support watches anymore.

Any suggestions?
Bob Russell
Nov 2, 2016 1:30 PM
What model of watch is it? I believe some models jump the second hand like you're describing when the battery is getting low. I hope the fix is as simple as that for you.
Dann Thombs
Nov 2, 2016 2:00 PM
Like Bob said, that's usually a low battery signal. In my case, my original Time Bomb would do that when the capacitor was low, or was just freshly charged (as in going from completely drained to just a few rotations of the fly wheel).

If you have an automatic watch try to spin it for a few minutes to increase the charge, or if it has batteries see if a local jeweler can help you replace it.
Alain Harari
Nov 2, 2016 2:28 PM
Thank you, great responses
The watch is a Blade II

I thought it might be a sign that the battery was low. Last replaced in May 2014 by Oakley.

Now that Oakley no longer repair, any ideas for where I can go
Dann Thombs
Nov 2, 2016 2:52 PM
I luckily have a watch shop near me and they charge $9 for battery and labor. Some jewelry shops may also help you out since they have the tool to rotate the back plat off. If they sell higher end watches, that might be a good sign.

Oakley doesn't repair watches, but I believe they will support batteries for the next few years. Might be different with Oakley Europe though.
Sylvia Thomissen
Oct 13, 2017 10:48 PM
Def a low batt. Used to do the Europ repair
Tarcizio Rodrigues Siqueira
Nov 4, 2017 7:09 PM
it happens due to the fact that the battery is low
you should change it
Oliver King
Nov 6, 2017 6:19 AM
Update us if it works again with no issue.

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