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Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Mar 26 2019, 20:38

I was searching ebay last week when I came across this Citizen BN0191-55L Eco Drive Promaster , it was advertised as a non runner but I did notice in the few photos on Ebay that the second hand was in different position each time so to me that said at least the watch was not completely dead so I decided to keep my eye on it . I was not particularly concerned about it being a non runner as I imagined 2 possible outcomes , 1st a good charge on a sunny window sill could hopefully kick it into life or failing that replace the capacitor. 

Watch arrived on Saturday and straight into the sun it went .... I was really happy to find that after a while the secondhand was ticking away nicely , I left it in the sun a little longer and then set the time and wore it , an hour or so later I noticed the time was wrong and the second hand was jumping by 2 seconds, this is an indicator that the watch requires a charge . 

I decided to pop open the back just to check which capacitor it needed , I had read that a 295-51 ( MT621) was required but just wanted to double check , I was a little surprised to find a LR621 watch battery  affraid I am guessing the previous owner changed the MT621 capacitor for a LR621 battery .... idiot 

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Anyhow new capacitor ordered which arrived today I popped it into the watch and all is working as it should , I am really happy with my purchase , more happy as i was able to win this watch and capacitor for less than £60  Very Happy

Here are some of the specs 

200m Water resistance , Mineral Glass , Case size 44mm , runs a Citizen E168 movement , 22mm lug width 

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Post by domecurb on Tue Mar 26 2019, 20:55

very good looking watch and a good find Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411


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Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Mar 26 2019, 21:01

@domecurb wrote:very good looking watch  and a good find Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411

I am quite surprised by the strap as well , I bought the strap from CousinsUK it is a canvas strap with leather back and although a little on the stiff side as it is new it is quite comfy ... just not sure if it complements the watch enough


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Post by domecurb on Tue Mar 26 2019, 21:19

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:very good looking watch  and a good find Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411

I am quite surprised by the strap as well , I bought the strap from CousinsUK it is a canvas strap with leather back and although a little on the stiff side as it is new it is quite comfy ... just not sure if it complements the watch enough

i think it looks ok, but you know me a prefer a bracelet Rolling Eyes


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Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Mar 26 2019, 21:21

I bought a dark blue curved end rubber strap at the same time I bought the canvas strap so may try fitting the rubber one tomorrow


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Post by domecurb on Tue Mar 26 2019, 21:23

@SeikoJohn wrote:I bought a dark blue curved end rubber strap at the same time I bought the canvas strap so may try fitting the rubber one tomorrow

that may look better as its not dead animal Razz


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Post by daff62 on Tue Mar 26 2019, 22:41

Well done with your purchase (great looking watch) as well as having the ability to both source and fit the capacitor to bring it back to life. Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411
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Post by SeikoJohn on Tue Mar 26 2019, 23:19

@daff62 wrote:Well done with your purchase (great looking watch) as well as having the ability to both source and fit the capacitor to bring it back to life. Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411

Thankyou , I was actually surprised how easy it was to change the capacitor just like replacing a battery, although I am thankful to the advice from Bruce via pm , wear glove and use plastic tweezers or it could short out the capacitor.


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Post by domecurb on Wed Mar 27 2019, 00:44

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@daff62 wrote:Well done with your purchase (great looking watch) as well as having the ability to both source and fit the capacitor to bring it back to life. Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411

Thankyou , I was actually surprised how easy it was to change the capacitor just like replacing a battery, although I am thankful to the advice from Bruce via pm , wear glove and use plastic tweezers or it could short out the capacitor.

you are welcome Citizen BN0191-55L Promaster  3377044411 the Bill is in the post Razz
actually yours is quite simple, some of the eco drives involve removing tiny screws, metal plates and insulating gaskets and can be a pain to line everything up to reassemble Crying or Very sad


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Post by Iceblue on Wed Mar 27 2019, 08:03

Well done buddy looks amazing a great find and a great diagnosis with a great repair , the strap compliments the head
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Post by Elwood on Sat Mar 30 2019, 17:02

Good find, slight envious if I'm honest! I rate Citizens highly so you've done well for £60

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