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Swatch Skin #SFK254 ,Time always late

I have a Swatch watch skin type. I found that time is always late so I changed the battery. But even it has now a new battery ,its always late after I set it to current hour. (Sample. If I set it to 12:00PM , after several hrs, it is late already by 7 to 10 min.)

Thanks in advance.

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  • steve745 Dec 03, 2008

    I also have a skin Swatch and it runs slow as yours does. I called a Swatch dealer, but he said the watches are made to "replace, not repair." I love the watch, but this is an issue. Any help out there?

  • oldboy10 Jan 09, 2009

    I bought my wife a Swatch Skin watch a few months ago. Within a few weeks it started losing a few minutes each day (tested).

    It was replaced by Swatch.

    This new watch also lost several minutes per day.

    We phone Swatch and they agreed to change it for a different model.

    When it arrived, it was the same model as before which, believe it or not, also started losing a few minutes each day!

    I will now seek a full refund as Swatch have had the watch more than us and after three faulty watches, the company must be selling cheap rubbish from the Far East, or if not, their quality control is non-existent.

    I was in the retail jewellery business for some years and have my Retail Jewellers Diploma therefore was careful to check the watch thoroughly before returning it each time.

    Very poor indeed.




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Simply pry the battery cap off and remove the battery for at least 24 hrs. to depolarize the watch.And then reinsert battery and snap cover on.Your skin is back in order.Good luck.

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