Seamaster running really fast gaining about 10min/hr!
I have an automatic seamaster that's about two years old and last week it started running really fast, gaining about 10 min/hr! I've let it run down and then tried to 'restart' it, but that hasn't helped. Anybody have any idea what's wrong with it?
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As I can see,this is an Automatic Omega watch.The most possible cause is that the watch is out of power. Ensure the watch in your palm by passing four fingers throught closed strap and moving it up and down,making a trajectory of about 60 degrees, many times not too fast,not too slow.Try many times.If problem persists,my advice is to take it to an Authorised Omega Service Centre (as it is an expensive watch) for secure service and repair if needed.
Hi honestfunguy. Take it back! Omega watches are usually guaranteed for 2 years or even 3 years (Co-axial escapement), so you should not have a problem getting it repaired under warrantee. No way should it be be gaining (or losing) 10 minutes per day, let alone 10 minutes per hour. Could be any number of things, from a broken mainspring to problems with the timing regulator, but they are very complex watches and should not be looked at by anyone apart from Omega whilst in warrantee, otherwise you'll probably void the warrantee. Hope this helps; Eagle58
dont do anything!the watch needs service.perhaps somehow the watch fallen in a hard surface and something moved or broke in the balance wheel.the hairspring the pallet or the wheel have serious damage.to have your watch healthy wateresistance and accurate try to find a seiko authorized service center to repair your watch!
Such a fast gaining usually is caused by dirty or magnetized hairspring, resulting in uneven coil amplitude (some of the coil rows are sticking together or touching each other). This causes the watch to run unbelievably fast. To get the watch properly fixed you need to give to the watchmaker. Alternetively; you can fix it yourself, but it will not last long. For this you will need: Case opener, Dust blower (resin ball with nozzle), Lighter fluid (ZIPPO), Dropper (like one in eyedrops package). Do as follows: Open watch caseback, Check for the fastest moving part in watch movement and you will see the hairspring fitted on it (pulsing outwards and inwards very fast). Fill the VERY CLEAN dropper with lighter fluid. Put ONE drop of lighter fluid on hairspring (DO NOT TOUCH IT), Wait for a 10 seconds, Dry out the lighter fluid with dust blower by vigorously squeezing it and pointing the nozzle on to hairspring from approx. 2-3 inches away. Lay the watch on the table (dial down) and cover it with a clean, dustless cup. Leave for 15 minutes. Fit the caseback on and enjoy your watch again. Do not forget to rate, please.
This usually occur when the hairspring is disturbed ( some grease, dust particle, etc). Can be magnetized as well. You need to find your nearest watch repairer and ask to overhaul your watch. After that it will run like new.
Usually when a watch with a mechanical movement is running fast its is because the adjustment on the hairspring is advanced to far. Since it wasn't running fast to begin with I can assume its because something was knocked loose. It is possible that a tiny drop of oil was on the hairspring and by knocking the watch two coils are stuck together by the oil. (this usually only happens if it has been over oiled by an amature watch repairer) Magnitization is possible but pretty unlikely, unless you play with Big coils of wire that are carrying a LOT of current. Either way, unless you know what you're doing and have the right tools, you are looking at taking it to a Tag repair center. Since a simple tune up can cost about $250, I'd expect to pay $400 to $500 for that one. Welcome to the wonderful world of high end watches.