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My memovox is running too fast got it now for about a month

Anyone heard about such a problem ? all the best - C

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I have a 1970 Memovox that has exactly this problem. We bought it for my Dad and my Mum gave it to me when he died a year later. The watch has spent more time being repaired than working. LeCoultre "fixed" it the first time and it promptly starting running fast again. Then several small watch makers all claimed to have fixed it -but every time the same problem. It has been claimed by these people that oil gets on the spring and shortens it hence the watch runs fast - I reckon about double speed. The solution? Buy a knock-off in asia - it'll run on time for years without the battery going dead, and cost one thousandth of the manufacturer's price.

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Your question was cut off please explain your problem further Don

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