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Hi Simon, I own a 40 year old 9ct gold mechanical Rotary, it was a gift from my parents on my 18th birthday back in 1980. Two hands and date complication.

For the past couple of years it has become unreliable - despite being serviced - mostly it will only run for around 12 hours, sometimes less. I am running out of funds to continally try in vain to get it fixed, any ideas what the problem might be. Do I call time and sell it to somone with more funds and patience or give it another try?

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Has it been recently serviced? Could be a mainspring problem or generally dry. Happy to look at it to establish it's faults. Here if you me me, just shout. Regards Simon.

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it was "serviced" last week but the problem persists - gonna complain now we are past the weekend to see if they can explain why - but thanks for your observations. If I spend any more on it my wife will not be pleased

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1 hour ago, excollier said:

it was "serviced" last week but the problem persists - gonna complain now we are past the weekend to see if they can explain why - but thanks for your observations. If I spend any more on it my wife will not be pleased

Are you winding it fully?

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2 minutes ago, it'salivejim said:

Are you winding it fully?

Yes I am, I've owned it for 40 years and it was fine up until a couple of years ago - I've noticed sometimes it won't take a full wind

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warm it up.  if some one put the wrong  grease on the main spring,   it will harden like glue in cold weather.    in damp climates. and a worn seal on the crown ,   moisture can enter and "rust the main spring".  vin

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Funny that you're new to the forum and have posted this. I recently asked for my grandads watch from my dad to get it serviced as its just been in his drawer for years and years. It too is a vintage rotary that i think is 9ct gold but i can't find any info on it. It has day and date complications on it but the date doesn't work. It's got a really coarse wind to it too. I've emailed a couple of places for servicing and only one has come back so far with a price of £295.00. Seemed a lot but don't know if this is par for the course.

 

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39 minutes ago, LeeW44 said:

I've emailed a couple of places for servicing and only one has come back so far with a price of £295.00. Seemed a lot but don't know if this is par for the course.

Yes it is a lot, especially if they haven't seen the watch and have no idea what work is needed. Simon (posted above) will give you a sensible estimate initially and then a quote once he's seen the watch. www.essexclockandwatchclinic.com

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17 hours ago, vinn said:

warm it up.  if some one put the wrong  grease on the main spring,   it will harden like glue in cold weather.    in damp climates. and a worn seal on the crown ,   moisture can enter and "rust the main spring".  vin

I wear it most days and it has, allegedly, been serviced very recently. After winding it a 9.30pm last night it stopped at 8.10am this morning - very frustrating

17 hours ago, simon2 said:

Hope you get it sorted. If not give me a shout.

I have emailed your business on this, thanks

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