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Seamaster running really fast gaining about 10min/hr!

I have an automatic seamaster that's about two years old and last week it started running really fast, gaining about 10 min/hr! I've let it run down and then tried to 'restart' it, but that hasn't helped. Anybody have any idea what's wrong with it?

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Re: Seamaster running really fast gaining about 10min/hr!

The hairspring may have jumped up over the regulating pins effectivly shortening the hairspring this requies a watchmaker to repair.

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Many of watch brands has outer bezel ring calibrated as TACHYMETER/ TACHOMETER. In simple words this is SPEEDOMETER on your wrist, like in your car. The only difference is: it does not work automatic, but you have to have some maths basics in your brain to make work it.
The main thing is: As second is taken as measuring point (any wristwatch is moving sec by sec, min by min, hr by hr and so on), there is no actual possibility to measure speeds less than 60 km/h. This is because our time is divided to hours, minutes and seconds (1 hr=60 mins= 3600 secs), but ordinary watch on your wrist can't count smaller than a second, so, the starting point still is 60 for the majority.
The best watch tachymeters are producing/manufacturing BREITLING, as they have very long relationship with aviators all over the world. Braitling watches can count up to 1/10 of second.
OK, here is the link to learn basics of how to use tachymeter:

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Having been unworn for about 6 weeks, due to the strap having a pin come out, it was repaired at an omega outlet and now the watch is running 4 seconds fast every minute. any ideas why??!!

Let you watch run down compleatly than rest the time and put it in a watch winder or activate it the same way you have been the problem is the watch has not been used for a time

Jan 29, 2011 | Omega Seamaster 2561.80 Wrist Watch

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My omega seamaster professional planet ocean co-axial chronometer has just stopped ticking, what is the problem do i need a new battery or do i need to wind it and if i havent wound it 48 hours can...

As I can see,this is an Automatic Omega watch.The most possible cause is that the watch is out of power.
Ensure the watch in your palm by passing four fingers throught closed strap and moving it up and down,making a trajectory of about 60 degrees, many times not too fast,not too slow.Try many times.If problem persists,my advice is to take it to an Authorised Omega Service Centre (as it is an expensive watch) for secure service and repair if needed.

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Omega automatic seamaster losing time

Most likely your watch needs to be serviced.

Every watch, both mechanical and quartz needs regular service.

When the oils in the watch dry out they get gummy and will work against the gear train. They also stop lubricating and friction builds up causing wear.

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Oct 04, 2009 | Omega Seamaster 2561.80 Wrist Watch

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Watch has been running fine, now running fast.

HI there,

If you have an Automatic Wrist watch. Some adjustment has to do inside the watch. You better bring the unit to any local watch repair shop to adjust or correct the polarity of the energizer.

Hope this helps.


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Omega Seamaster gaining about 10 minutes per hour

Hi honestfunguy. Take it back! Omega watches are usually guaranteed for 2 years or even 3 years (Co-axial escapement), so you should not have a problem getting it repaired under warrantee. No way should it be be gaining (or losing) 10 minutes per day, let alone 10 minutes per hour. Could be any number of things, from a broken mainspring to problems with the timing regulator, but they are very complex watches and should not be looked at by anyone apart from Omega whilst in warrantee, otherwise you'll probably void the warrantee. Hope this helps; Eagle58

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My seiko orange monster gains about 5 min every 30 min

dont do anything!the watch needs service.perhaps somehow the watch fallen in a hard surface and something moved or broke in the balance wheel.the hairspring the pallet or the wheel have serious have your watch healthy wateresistance and accurate try to find a seiko authorized service center to repair your watch!

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Pocketwatch runs fast

Such a fast gaining usually is caused by dirty or magnetized hairspring, resulting in uneven coil amplitude (some of the coil rows are sticking together or touching each other). This causes the watch to run unbelievably fast.
To get the watch properly fixed you need to give to the watchmaker.
Alternetively; you can fix it yourself, but it will not last long.
For this you will need:
Case opener,
Dust blower (resin ball with nozzle),
Lighter fluid (ZIPPO),
Dropper (like one in eyedrops package).
Do as follows:
Open watch caseback,
Check for the fastest moving part in watch movement and you will see the hairspring fitted on it (pulsing outwards and inwards very fast).
Fill the VERY CLEAN dropper with lighter fluid.
Put ONE drop of lighter fluid on hairspring (DO NOT TOUCH IT),
Wait for a 10 seconds,
Dry out the lighter fluid with dust blower by vigorously squeezing it and pointing the nozzle on to hairspring from approx. 2-3 inches away.
Lay the watch on the table (dial down) and cover it with a clean, dustless cup. Leave for 15 minutes.
Fit the caseback on and enjoy your watch again.
Do not forget to rate, please.

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