Question about Tag Heuer Kirium Quartz Midsize WL121D.BA0704 Wrist Watch
My watch seems to be possessed! It tends to stop whenever it likes. Then I have to reset the time and it starts working fine. Also, it seems to be running slow, i.e. If I reset it for 1200 hours and at 1300 hours it run slower by around 5 minutes and shows only 1255 hours instead. I sent it to the authorised dealer and he told me that he had to change the equipment and it would cost me something like US $ 200/-! Is there any other way of addressing this problem? Thanks. Prashanth
SOURCE: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Mens watch
This is not a cheap watch....You should send it to a qualified watchmaker or the manufacturer. This watch has to have a pressure test to insure it's water tight. This may require replacement of some or all of the gaskets in the case.I would never recommend that this is something that you should try to do yourself.You would be amazed at the money I make do to improper replacement of JUST the battery.
Donald McPherson, Certified Watchmaker AWCI
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
SOURCE: Runs Fast
Usually when a watch with a mechanical movement is running fast its is because the adjustment on the hairspring is advanced to far. Since it wasn't running fast to begin with I can assume its because something was knocked loose. It is possible that a tiny drop of oil was on the hairspring and by knocking the watch two coils are stuck together by the oil. (this usually only happens if it has been over oiled by an amature watch repairer) Magnitization is possible but pretty unlikely, unless you play with Big coils of wire that are carrying a LOT of current. Either way, unless you know what you're doing and have the right tools, you are looking at taking it to a Tag repair center. Since a simple tune up can cost about $250, I'd expect to pay $400 to $500 for that one. Welcome to the wonderful world of high end watches.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
You have to unscrew the knob first then you will be able to pull it out to change the minutes, hours, date. You may have to use a pair of small pliers to initially turn the knob.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
Probably your watch has a screwdown crown and prior to attempt any
settings you have to unscrew it. Some peoples fingers are stronger then
others, so, try that with a pair of plyers. Cover your crown with a
soft cloth and then grip with plyers(this will avoid any damage).
Thread is right handed and unscrewing is done by turning the crown
After setting the time don't forget to screw the crown back- it is for water resistance.
If you are unable to unscrew the crown, that means your watch is rusty and you will need watchmakers help.
PS If the watch is rusty, you can brake the crown off while trying to unscrew it. Don't panic yet, as in this case you will need a watchmaker anyway.
Don't forget to rate, please.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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