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Bulova Millenia 100 m,stops running,move it to wind,starts up

Than runs for several hours,stops again,when I notice the time is wrong.Then reset time,wave wind and repeat all again.

This watch was never ever cleaned,tho I keep it spotless,looking better than new.

What do you think we can do?

Sincerely,Don Stump

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When you say "wave wind" do you mean you're waving it around to wind it with the self-winding mechanism? If so, that will only keep it running briefly as you're experiencing. Manually wind the crown about 40 turns clockwise to "fill the tank" and wearing it daily will keep it topped off. Anytime you don't wear it for a day, manually wind it again. As for the cleaning, the inside of the watch doesn't get real dirty but over time the lubricants wear out and thicken which makes the watch run slowly or not as long as it has to work harder to move the gears through the thickened lubricant. A watchmaker can disassemble and clean the old lube out with solvents and then reassemble the watch with fresh lubricants.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks,did not know,should wind the crown(turn clock wise) 40 turns. Thank you again,for this most good info."

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