Over a period of 1 month i noticed that my watch is showing +5 minutes time. Because it is a new watch (bought at authorised dealership) i thought i mad a mistake when setting it so i reset the time. After another month it is again ahead. Is this a common problem with Automatic watches? thx A.
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If it's automatic and 4 years old, it's probably time for a watch overhaul. Auotmatic watches need overhauled about once every 4-5 years. It's normal for it to lose time, but 4 minutes per month may be a little extreme. So, get the watch overhauled. I would recommend Tag Heuer to overhaul it.
You are actually supposed to be using a special case opener for this type of watch, however, if you want to open it, always remember, righty tighty, lefty loosy!
I am pretty sure those watches are water proof up to 3 ATM, so once you open that watch, just know, if you don't get the back put on tight, it's going to leak.
Good luck, i know you can do it. Oh, and if you have ever had the watch in for service before, there are ALYWAYS **** watchmakers who like to over tighten the watch cases. My husband is a watchmaker, and we have seen this hundreds of times. :)
Do as follows:1) At any time of the day pull the crown out and advance watch hands forward for EXACTLY 12 hours ( for example: if it's 6.35 on your watch, then after advancing hands it will be 6.35 again, just minute hand will be forwarded clockwise 12 full circles, while hour hand will be forwarded 1 full circle). Push the crown back in. 2) Pull the crown out to the date setting position and change to the desired date. Pull the crown back in. Now your watch will be changing dates at midnight continuosly.
Yes, there are solution for that, but you will not be able to solve it yourself as the new part is needed. That new part is called BEZEL SPRING and it is fitted underneath the bezel. Bezel spring has special hooks pressed into it and allows to turn the bezel one way only (anticlockwise), at the same time stopping the bezel to turn clockwise. Another cause can be that the dirt and grime are collected between the bezel and the watch case (this is where the bezel spring is located) and is stopping functionality of the bezel spring by leting the bezel slide over the hooks. This can be fixed by cleaning the watch case in ultrasonic cleaner. Anyway- if the bezel is rotating on its own, I suggest that the bezel spring is broke and you will need to replace it. Do not forget to rate, please.
This is most likely the "battery change indicated" feature of your watch. Change the battery, and see if the problem goes away. If it does not, then it could be a problem with the stepper motor, which will require a watchmaker. Of course all of this is dependent on the assumption that your watch has a quartz movement. If it is an automatic, or mechanical you have bigger problems.