Once I set my watch and turn clockwise it will work for approx 4 to 5 min then it just stops. At first I thought maybe I just wasn't moving enough because it works of of Kenetic energy but that wasn't it either. Do you know what the problem could be?
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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.
If we are talking about 30/60sec per day then a regulation can be done.If you are talking of 30 mins per day there is a problem.Either way you need a Rolex watchmaker,if the watch is 4/5 years old then it may be time to service the watch. www.rolexrepairs.co.uk are expert Rolex specialists and will provide a free estimate or give them a call.
No, there isn;t any downloadable manuals for Rolex watches, but operation of Rolex Datejust is very simple: 1) when you unscrew the crown, it is in winding position, 2) when you pull out the crown to the first click, it is in date setting position, 3) when you pull the crown further out to the second click, it is in time setting position. To find the daytime or night time on the watch: pull out crown to the second click and advance watch hands forward till you pass the 12 mark on dial. If the date changes as you pass it - it is the night time (midnight). If the date do not change as you pass it - it is the daytime (noon). After all settings being done, allways screw the crown back down as it protects the watch from water and moisture. Never use watch in sauna- it's not designed for that. Do not forget to rate, please.
Depending on how old the watch is, It may be quick set or older models are not quick set. In older models you need to unscrew the crown, pull out the crown and rotate the crown to set the time, and in order to set the date rotate the hour hand past 12 twice in order for the date to change. Set the date first and then set the hour and min. For quick set models unscrew the crown and pull it out to the fist click this position you can "quickly" set the date by rotating the crown. Set the date and then pull out the crown to the second position out. Rotate the crown to set the hour and min. Then push the crown back in and screw it down.
Stress won't affect your watch's timekeeping ability, but position
will. When you lay the watch down at night, in which position is it?
Also, during the day, is your arm in a static position for long periods
of time? A Rolex chronometer (like the Datejust) should run approx. 36
hours after being fully wound -- without any movement. If the watch
stops dead, then there is a problem with the movement and/or rotor. If
it losses time, I'd bet on a static position problem. Let me know the
answers to those questions and I'll try to help you get to the bottom
of the problem.
There are two positions for the setting crown all the way out is to set time,one click out to set date.To set the date you must first set the time by moving the hands around clockwise until you see the date change(midnight) then continue around to the correct time.Then push crown in on click and set the date