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  1. KarenE

    KarenE Oakley Beginner

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    Hi

    I have a Time Bomb 1, which has started to lose time, indicating that the capacitor is on the way out. :sad:

    I have been in touch with Oakley in the UK and they have told me that as it is a discontinued model they do not have any more capacitors available. :help:

    I was therefore wondering if anyone in the US would be able to check with Oakley in the US to see if they have any available there. If so, then I would arrange to send the watch over for repair.

    Any help would be gratefully received. :smile::smile::smile::smile:

    Cheers.

    Karen
     
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  2. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    If Oakley US can't help... the capacitor is really just a rechargeable battery. So if you could get the numbers off the battery that is in it, you can buy one from Amazon. I just replaced one in a Seiko watch for about $20.
     
  3. KarenE

    KarenE Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the feedback jcesl2 - this was most useful.

    I also found an article online which basically said the same.

    The watch is currently at the repair shop so I should find out soon if it has worked or not.
     
  4. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Cool, glad I could help. Any watch repair shop should be able to fix it.
     
  5. KarenE

    KarenE Oakley Beginner

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    Got the watch back today and so far, so good! Fingers crossed!
     
  6. Tunney Prime

    Tunney Prime Oakley Beginner

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    did you just take it to a regular jeweler? I just picked a Time Bomb up on ebay, and want to be prepared to replace the capacitor in the future.
     
  7. KarenE

    KarenE Oakley Beginner

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    Hi Tunney Prime

    I found the following article on the Internet about it.

    Time Loupe: Oakley Time Bomb OK100YC

    I ordered the battery from the Small Battery Company and took it long to In-Time with the watch.

    The guy mentioned that normally they would have to send it off to their Head Office for repair, which would cost £160. After a bit of a discussion the guy eventually agreed to do it in-house.

    I collected the watch the next day, paid him £40 and the watch has been working perfectly since. I also got an 18 month guarantee on the repair.

    I hope your TimeBomb doesn't need this one soon, but its nice to know that there is a cheap fix out there for it, which does work.

    Cheers.

    Karen
     
  8. Tunney Prime

    Tunney Prime Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the detailed info, Karen!

    My watch arrives tomorrow, so I'll give it a few days and see how it goes.
     
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  10. Tunney Prime

    Tunney Prime Oakley Beginner

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    Still no watch. Was supposed to arrive wed, but is held up somewhere in the mail. Waiting for a callback from USPS