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Watch runs slow or stops when not worn

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If it's genuine take it to an authorised service agent.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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If the watch is not worn for a day, is it normal for it to stop or slow down? Vintage SS mens datejust, oyster perpetual.


mcdevito75 here, Yes it is normal, especially if your Rolex is an automatic watch. The motion of your Wrist / Hand keeps your watch wound thru the Counter balance on the movement, as the counter balance turns it winds the mainspring little by little, thus keeping your watch wound. Once you take off your watch, if long enough the mainspring simply un-winds and slows and will eventually stop your watch completely. You can keep your Rolex wound even when you take it off by means of a watch winder, a small machine that will keep your watch in motion, or by hand, by rocking the watch back and firth in your hand for about 30 seconds, say before you gpo to bed at night, this way there is always some wind to your watch.

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An automatic watch needs to be worn, wound daily or placed on a watch winder to keep it going. It is not like a quartz watch that has a battery and can keep going when not worn. A modern automatic watch will run for about 36 - 48 hours on a full wind.

A quartz watch that stops like you describe is in need of a cleaning by a professional watchmaker. When this stopping occurs it is an indication the oils have dried out and the warmth from your body heats them so they are semi liquid again and the watch runs. but when the watch cools again the oils harden and the watch stops.

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Your watch is in need of service. Running slow is an indication the oils have dried out and are not lubricating any more. When oil dries it gets sticky like a soft glue. A mechanical watch can have the power to force the gear train to run but the constant drag on the dried out thick oils will cause it to run slow.

All watches should be serviced regularly.

The date issue is due to the hands not being installed properly. This is an issue that will be taken care of when the watch is serviced.

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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!

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There is nothing wrong with your watch. Probably it's the one measuring heart rate and pulse (heart beats per second).
Use your users manual to set the watch.
By the way: Timex is one of the worst watch producers.

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If not worn, you should wind it about 50 turns before wearing. If worn every day after, and you are active you shouldn't have to wind it again. If you wear it every once in awhile, then about 50 turns should do. What happens is people think that when they put on their automatic watch, and it starts it is going, but it needs that back-up power to run correctly and not run slow.

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