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1 minute ago, Iceblue said:

Well I am pleased to say I am going for the watch that Gains the most time  :notworthy:lol at the moment I'm time traveling ahead of time get in what a way to go I am never going to be late again  :laugh:

Is it magnetised? I had a watch that gained lots of time and a cheap demagnetiser sorted it straight away 

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13 hours ago, BondandBigM said:

Another invalid result due to non approved measuring equipment.

:laugh: :laugh:

I'm cheating and using the watch tracker app. Steinhart was at + .2 secs to earlier. Never worn it for this long.

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After 2.7 days, Steinhart is at -1.6 secs

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45 minutes ago, hughlle said:

Still within COSC specs then :) my smp is about 35 seconds fast. I've given up on that and am looking how the broad arrow is faring.

Sounds like your SMP needs a service. My PO was losing that sort of time when I got it.  The previous owner had had the watch er 'serviced' but I had it done again by Omega.  Problem was in the 2500 movement so this was upgraded and now it's keeping time as shown. Best £370 I spent IMO. 

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My Omega has gained another second back and is now at -4.  This watch is pretty remarkable, really. When I did the test last year it lost around seven seconds per day, but it was tested against two other watches and it was a box test.  This is clearly one that likes to be worn and likes to be kept going – I have this theory that watches perform best when they do what they were designed to do, and are allowed to do it on a daily basis.  Maybe I should sell the rest of my collection? :laugh:

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I will have to cop out on this one. I wound my vintage omega morning and night for 2 days and then on the third day it stopped after only 6 hours despite appearing to be fully wound. It does this sometimes it runs for nearly 12 hours on a full wind and sometimes only 6. Any one know why?:laugh:

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10 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

I will have to cop out on this one. I wound my vintage omega morning and night for 2 days and then on the third day it stopped after only 6 hours despite appearing to be fully wound. It does this sometimes it runs for nearly 12 hours on a full wind and sometimes only 6. Any one know why?:laugh:

Probably needs a service and new mainspring. When was it last serviced?

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16 minutes ago, AVO said:

Probably needs a service and new mainspring. When was it last serviced?

No idea just bought it off Scott who assures me it should be spot on I will ask him I thought it was me not winding it right it seems to loose the most time at night when set down on the case back. Scott will sort me out I will have a word.

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1. To gain a few seconds, lay the watch flat face-up overnight.

2. To lose a few seconds, lay the watch vertically with the crown downwards overnight.

3. To lose a few more seconds, lay the watch vertically with the crown up.

That's the advice from Rolex, with regard to its mechanical watches, can't fault it.:wink:

It seems that mechanical watches need some user input to perform at their best, I don't mind that.

I suspect that advice was given to a person who owned just one watch and was truly bothered about it?

 

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7 hours ago, Stan said:

1. To gain a few seconds, lay the watch flat face-up overnight.

2. To lose a few seconds, lay the watch vertically with the crown downwards overnight.

3. To lose a few more seconds, lay the watch vertically with the crown up.

That's the advice from Rolex, with regard to its mechanical watches, can't fault it.:wink:

It seems that mechanical watches need some user input to perform at their best, I don't mind that.

I suspect that advice was given to a person who owned just one watch and was truly bothered about it?

 

Works for me. Steinhart was at -2.5 secs last night. After a night face up its within a second of spot on now. I've found this works with Seiko movements too.

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