My Sekonda self-winding watch is running slow. There seem to be two adjusters - a larger one with jewel in centre and a much smaller one - both seeming to point to a (+ -) scale. Do you move both levers, or what?
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Re: Regulating a wristwatch
I would not recommend that you regulate the watch yourself. The risk of damage is too great.I would be happy to regulate it for you. This is a service that I offer my customers free of charge.you pay only the exact shipping costs.
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Mate I googled the sekonda web site and this is the link--> http://www.sekonda.co.uk/index.php?fuseaction=Static.faq
It's on the frequently asked questions page and if you click on the 10th question down (How do I use and adjust my Sekonda watch) a message drops down saying click HERE to download the sekonda instruction manual..... I hope this helps......CHEERS..
There is usually a small wedge pin that needs to be removed...you can tap it out by using a small nail and a small hammer or wrench....remove the links and replace the wedge pin...if all else fails a jeweler usually will do this very inexpensively...hope this helps.
Almost all automatic wristwatches made today have an 18-24 hour "power reserve" when fully wound. A 24 hour reserve is actually very, very good. I can't think of a modern self-winding wristwatch that has a 48-hour power reserve because that would require a super-long or much larger mainspring than would fit in a modern watch movement / case. There may be some hand-crafted or super-premium watches that can do this, but only a very select few.
Manual wind railroad pocket watches, which were some of the finest and most accurate mechanical watch movements ever made, generally had a 40-hour power reserve. That extra capacity was created by using a large mainspring to store the extra energy. These mainsprings could be used because of the much larger size of these watches, compared to modern wristwatches.
If you are concerned about keeping your watch ticking, even when you're not wearing it, you might want to look at a "watch winder"--basically, a small watch case that rotates the watch for you, keeping the automatic winding rotor moving and the watch ticking. In addition, sitting at a computer all day will wind your watch much less than walking and otherwise moving around. Even though you're wearing your watch, if you're not moving, you're not winding it.
mcdevito75 here, Generally thr back is simply pryed off useing a sharp knife (steak) or with a case opener, or at times the back is screwed on, little square holes around the back of the watch require a special tool, or there may be 4 screws holding down the back to the case, even if you get the back off you may need Jewelers screwdrivers to remove / replace the battery. BEST BET, look for a small watch repair shop in your area.
The knob doesn't come off. It is attached to the stem, inside the watch. The only way to remove it, is to open the watch, pull the stem out, loosen the plate and move the pawl out of the way of the stem. If you ever want to use the watch again, it's best to have a jeweler or watchmaker do it.
A quick look at ebay shows plenty of Bulova watches and only a few looking for a worthwhile price.
I think if you have it repaired for sale it probably won't be worth the effort or expense. If the watch has sentimental or nostalgia value to you I think that is what would make it worth getting a good watchmaker to look at it.
there is adjustment for that inside of watch or it just may need a little cleaning inside recommend take to jeweler and have serviced if you want to try cleaning at home simply take off back cover and clean with a little cigarette lighter fluid put little bit in wash around and drainout (do not soak) allow excess to evaporate out and replace battery and cover hope this helps