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Watch goes slow when wearing it but keeps time when not wearing it

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  • bob83063 Dec 14, 2008

    I am trying to remove the stem which sets the time on a Nixon 5130 watch. It clicks twice as I pull it out - and I am afraid to force it by pulling too hard.
    you can email me if you have a solution

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I am having the exact same problem with a Tag Heuer Aquaracer. It keeps perfect time when not worn and is running 15 minutes slow when worn. Can anyone help? Seems very strange.

  • ortizlink Jan 26, 2009

    I have a Tag Quartz Link Crono and it does the same thing. I've sent it in for repair twice and the techs said it was the battery. Well, the problem hasn't gone away. I set the time, put in my nightstand before bed, wake up and the time is perfect. Put it on my wrist, an hour later is is about 15 slow. I noticed that the hour sub-dail hand moves half way between 12 and 1 every time this happens. Don't know what to do about this.....

  • ljwazza Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Tag Heuer professional, time is spot on when off but slow when I wear it. very very frustrating

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This moght sound wierd but try it on the other wrist. joe

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • joe duff Dec 16, 2008

    why do you want to remove the stem?

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