I just bought this watch and it is running 10 minutes ahead each hour. Terrible. I don't know what it could be. The instruction manual says something about removing a screw in the winder before doing anything else. I do not understand what that means. I've never heard of such a user activity.
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Re: Brand new watch running way to fast
If this is brand new watch, the best way is to bring it back to the dealer to get it fixed under warranty or you will have to pay if the warranty expires. And watch repairs are quite costly. By the way- there is no reason to panic yet, as this sort of mechanical failure happens from time to time even to brand new watches. The reason of this can be: 1) Watch has been magnetized, 2) Watch hairspring has some dirt particles sticking onto it, 3) Hairspring can be greasy, 4) Jewel holes are not oiled properly, 5) Uneven coiling of hairspring, 6) Index hasn't been regulated properly. I understand that all this sounds a bit too scary, but in fact it is no big deal and any decent watchmaker can fix all this quite quickly, so, do not think your watch needs a complete rebuild or similar action. About removing that screw: There must not be any screws in the winder, but as I do understand, your watch has a screwdown crown (winder) and you have to unscrew it prior setting hands or date. Screwdown crowns are very nice feature as your watch gets very good water resistance, just don't forget to screw it back on. Don't forget to rate, please.
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mcdevito75 here, Depending on how new your IWC watch is, without running at all can be bad in the way that the oil in the movement can settle and more or less drain off the moveing parts, and without the oil distributed thru out the movement, your watch could run a bit fast. Re--starting your watch as you"ve done will help, re-distribute the oil, in the mean time switch your watches position on your wrist every couple of hours, crystal on top of wrist, then 2--3 hours later crystal turnned under the wrist, it may take a day or two for the condition to correct itself, if I'm right. Hopefully you have a warrantee with IWC on your watch. Hope this helps.
This usually means the battery is dying. Usually the backs on these are very tight, and the back has to be taken off to replace the battery. You might be able to get the back off without damaging the watch, but you probably will not get it back on without breaking the crystal. Best thing to do is take it to a reputable watch repair place or jewelry shop and have them replace the battery for you. Before they begin, make sure they are willing to replace the crystal for free for you if they break it!
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
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.