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Hey guys, sorry to disturb you all, but I had a question about my watch. I received a Seiko SNJ250P (number on the back is H851-00A0) as a gift just yesterday and it has completely stopped working. I was wearing it out to a sports game today when I noticed it had stopped moving completely - the digital and analog faces both frozen. I went home yesterday and left it in the sun for about 5 hrs, and it still hasn't unfrozen. Can you guys offer me any advice?

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3 hours ago, WatchEnthusiast said:

Hey guys, sorry to disturb you all, but I had a question about my watch. I received a Seiko SNJ250P (number on the back is H851-00A0) as a gift just yesterday and it has completely stopped working. I was wearing it out to a sports game today when I noticed it had stopped moving completely - the digital and analog faces both frozen. I went home yesterday and left it in the sun for about 5 hrs, and it still hasn't unfrozen. Can you guys offer me any advice?

How old is the watch ? The rechargeable battery which i think is a capacitor is supposed to last around ten years. Bearing in mind it may have been manufactured some years before it was purchased.  I have a seiko solar diver chronograph and have it stored in a watch case, the battery has run flat a couple of times while in the dark  It has taken more than 5 hours to start up again. Give it a full day in a light position, if nothing then it may need the battery changing, of course it could be completely unrelated to the battery.

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9 hours ago, Neverenoughwatches said:

How old is the watch ? The rechargeable battery which i think is a capacitor

They used to be capacitors there are now rechargeable lithium batteries. 

13 hours ago, WatchEnthusiast said:

gift just yesterday and it has completely stopped working.

If it's a gift perhaps it was purchased brand-new in which case it has a warranty.

3 hours ago, B52 said:

read the manual again

Yes complicated watches you should always read the manual.

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