My Fossil mystery watch. Does any fellow cruncher have history with one?

I bought this Fossil FL 8904 in the mid 90’s and it served me well at the gym and on the bike for years. Then…it unceremoniously found its way into a drawer…until five months ago when I rediscovered it and installed a new battery.

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A problem arose when I couldn’t figure-out how to properly reset the circuit; so for the last five months it has sat in another drawer…the display blinking haphazardly…until tonight.

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I saw it tonight in its sorry state and decided to crack it back open and resolve the module drama. After using my 10X loupe and finding a second access hole to the circuit, I inserted a pin in both holes and then touched pins. The circuit reset and the display came to life!

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So I will get to enjoy my multi-function Fossil again after all of these years!

I researched this model FL 8904 and have found little more than zip.

Has anyone else owned one of these, own one now, or have any history with this translucent 90’s poster child? Can you tell me about it?

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No idea about history, but wow that's a 90s looking watch!

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Bzilla

No idea about history, but wow that's a 90s looking watch!

This is very true!

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Wow I remember Fossil did try to make that digital splash but it did not do well. But that a fossil keeper. I'm sure very few here have one of those.