Re: my memovox is running too fast got it now for about a...
I have a 1970 Memovox that has exactly this problem. We bought it for my Dad and my Mum gave it to me when he died a year later. The watch has spent more time being repaired than working. LeCoultre "fixed" it the first time and it promptly starting running fast again. Then several small watch makers all claimed to have fixed it -but every time the same problem. It has been claimed by these people that oil gets on the spring and shortens it hence the watch runs fast - I reckon about double speed. The solution? Buy a knock-off in asia - it'll run on time for years without the battery going dead, and cost one thousandth of the manufacturer's price.
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The date changes around midnight and you can usually advance the date by going past midnight until the date changes and then turning the watch backward to a time shortly before midnight and then winding it forward again.
How far back you need to go you will have to find by experiment but it should not be very far.
Thanks for contacting FIxYa.
It would not be surprising to have to go overseas for parts and for it to take this long.
IF you can get back, I would try. Then I would send direct to Seiko as they should have the correct parts needed.
Go to following: http://www.seikowatches.com/support/faq/repairs.html
Hopefully that is of some help to you. Best regards. Jewel
mcdevito75 here, Sounds like you need the watch serviced, specially if not so in 2 years. Check the repair service directory here at Fix Ya, bottom of the page click on repair service directory then watches.
mcdevito75 here, It does seem to be a hard way to set the date. I would imagine to you have stem and not buttons, Try this slip your fingernail just under the stem (winder) and lift the stem to it"s first position, now turn the stem either toward or away from you to change the date easily.
You need to find a qualified watchmaker to correct this problem.
If the movement was replaced twice the same problem would not be happening again and again unless there is something you are doing that puts the watch in some kind of field to magnetize it or the place you took it to did not really do anything.
My guess is they did not do anything since you say they oiled the crystals. Just oiling a watch will not solve this problem. A qualified watchmaker would know this.
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!
if your caliber is automatic 7s26b something is wrong with the hair spring try a seiko service center anyway isnt something that you can fix by yourself!beware!far away from jewelers and local battery changers and other monkey magicians!automatic watch calibers are delicate and they ruine them!