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15 to 20 minutes fast per day

My Seiko SKX173 runs 15-20 minutes fast per DAY. The manual states that it may lose/gain 15 to 20 seconds per month. Please assist.

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If your caliber is automatic 7s26b something is wrong with the hair spring try a seiko service center anyway isnt something that you can fix by yourself!beware!far away from jewelers and local battery changers and other monkey magicians!automatic watch calibers are delicate and they ruine them!

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