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.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
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.
Its not unheard of depending on the age of the watch (you say you purchased it 16 months ago but it could be a 15 year old watch.) If it was a new Rolex watch you have a 5 year warranty, so it should cost you nothing. If it was a pre-owned Rolex you should have received a warranty from your jeweler, most of those are 2 years. If this is a watch with value, and one you will either hand down or at some point resell then sending an older watch to Rolex is the proper direction - save all the repair documents, with the original receipt and the box. A Rolex Explorer II in good condition in US is about $5k, so $380 for a repair, though high, is worth it. I would recommend that if you do send it to Rolex for this repair and it is an older watch have it serviced too. The watch is returned to you in perfect condition with fill documentation.
Lastly, you need not to send it to Rolex at all. Any good watchmaker/repair jeweler can do this for less than $380US.
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!