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    submariner

    I've had my Fossil/Abacus SPOT Watch for about a couple months now, and today it did something odd... TWICE... it apparently reset itself or something, as twice I've looked at my watch only to discover it's reset to 0:18 and it's January 1, 2003. What's the deal here? I don't live in a service area (yet), but get service when I travel to Hartford or Providence. So, what's the deal with the resets? it's rather a pain, especially twice in a day. FYI, the battery still shows a 77% charge, so it's not low... nor have I gotten it wet.

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    Steven J Ackerman
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    BOFH

    That's the kind of flaming that Channel 9 can do without.

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    scobleizer

    Did someone say flame? I love a good flame.

    I'll try to get the SPOT watch team involved here.

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    submariner

    Thanks.

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    sbc

    Steven J Ackerman wrote:

    A BSOD - haven't seen one of those for a while (except for those Windows 9x machines)

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    surferdude

    "A BSOD - haven't seen one of those for a while (except for those Windows 9x machines)"

    OSX has a nice blue screen. A friend recently got it thanks to poor driver conf config! What comes around and around goes around.

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    submariner

    It's still resetting at least once a day... Sometimes to Midnight 01/01/2003 or sometimes 3:00am 01/01/2003. I emailed Fossil and all they said was "The watch may reset itself from time to time". Hardly any help.

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    pt

    it could be a static issue. check out http://www.spotstop.com which has some great forums. i have the suunto and the fossil spot watches, while this hasn't happened to me, some people have reported that. so i suggest calling up, saying you want a replacement.

    cheers,
    pt

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    submariner

    Outstanding! There seems to be a wealth of info on the subject and judging by the symptoms as experienced by quite a lot of people, static sounds right. My only issue is that I leave Connecticut in 16 days on May 11th and won't report to Silverdale, Washington till June 5th. that's a short time to get a watch out and back, and a long time to wait for a fix (if that makes any sense)... I wish it were easier...

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