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Timex Expedition speed

Any way to adjust the speed of the watch? Watch runs slow. Loses about 5 seconds per day or is this within normal specs?

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It's not ok. Usual specs are +/- 1-2 secs a month, no more.
Try battery change first and if it doesn't help, go and see your nearest watcmaker to solve the problem.

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