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Hi folks

I have got a old Traser watch with a Ronda 715 moement that unforunately has loose hands :cry2: . Depending how you hold the watch, they move slightly. As you can imagine, this make setting the time a complete pain in the ar*e. I can't really afford the cost of sending it off to be serviced and wondered if anyone had some advice as to how tighten them up.

Is this something that is common amongst watches??

Thanks for reading :lol:

Cheers, Nobby

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If it is just a loose hand problem than a watch repairer should be able to tighten them without having to service it.

Hi Roy

Thanks for the reply. It this something I could do as i have removed the back in the past to replace the batteries(there are only 4 small screws)??

Cheers

Nobby

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Nobby,

The hands probably need refitting or replacing, nothing to serious.

Regs

Bry

Just out of curiosity, why do watches have loose hands?? Is it just a matter of a screw that is not tight enough or is it a fault with the hand / mechanism??

Cheers again,

Nobby

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Just out of curiosity, why do watches have loose hands?? Is it just a matter of a screw that is not tight enough or is it a fault with the hand / mechanism??

Cheers again,

Nobby

Hands are a friction fit, there are no srews involved, a knock or jolt can set them loose.....

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Thanks for your help, I took the watch to a local watch/clock repairer and he stated thet is was "movement lash" where there is a slight gap between the cogs of the movements - and therefore a little give in the hands. I was told that it is the movement that is at fault and not the hands, but having said that it still would be classes as acceptable by most watch manufacturers.

Probably me being a little too fussy then :huh: I just thought that the hands should not move of their own accord.

Cheers

Nobby

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Errrrrrr my opinion is that that is a load of bollox! :blink:

The715 is a great movement and Ive never heard of a 'normal' situation like this....

As for visual 'slop' causing hands to move in a abnormal way ''classed as acceptable by most watch manufacturers.''

Is deffo spurious info :lol:

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8 hours ago, Thiago said:

I have a Victorinox Inox with the same Ronda 715 and my watch also has this same problem of loose hands. Is there any way of fixing it?

As mentioned above it is usually a simple fix, most watchmakers should be able to help.

Or you could always send it to Victorinox Service Centre

Victorinox Swiss Army Service Centre
Locker, Hull & Thornton Ltd
10 High View Close,, Vantage Business Park, LE4 9LJ Leicester
Tel 0166 442 0003


 

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