I pulled out 78D Upscale watch brand: CITIZEN because I bought a broken Citizen watch a few months ago to try to fix it. It’s a Railroad Approved watch with a 1400 movement. I took it to a local watchmaker to see what it would take to fix it. He returned it to me with a new crystal but said that after he had replaced the crystal he found that the watch was irreparable. I figured there was no loss in me trying to fix it as my first-ever DIY watch repair. It seemed like the stem couldn’t be pushed all the way in, which was why twisting the crown changed the date and day. Maybe cleaning out some stickiness would yield a favorable result?
When I opened it up, I saw the battery loose inside. After a lot of studying it and wondering, I thought maybe there was a piece missing that made contact with the back of the battery. I went to reddit to ask.
A redditor agreed that there was a piece missing that held the battery in place and shared with me the technical manual for the movement.
So I went back to the internet to find that piece.
It’s long out of production, so I looked at ebay and saw another broken watch that has the same movement. I messaged the seller to ask if the piece that was missing from my watch was there, and it was! There were many pieces missing from this ebay watch, but the one I cared about was there.
I popped in that piece, and the second hand started moving! Hooray!
The title of this puzzle is Playing the Hits.
23A THE LADY VANI_ _ _ _ (#2, 1964): SHESNOTTHERE.
29A BILLE (#3, 1972): ILLBEAROUND.
36A x0 (#1, 1985): THEPOWEROFLOVE.
60A VAUDEVILLIAN (#2, 1988): DEVILINSIDE.
71A LOST, E.G. (#1, 1984): LETSGOCRAZY.
93A CHAN_E PPEA_ANCE TO CONCEA _ D MISLEA (#1, 1968): JUDYINDISGUISE.
101A TITTLE-TATTLE (#16, 2011): RUMOURHASIT.
110A ENT I CEMENT (#1, 1983): COMEONEILEEN.
Finished this one in 57:45.