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  1. Watchmaking
    Hey guys! Need a hand here from the Omega experts out there! I've got a Gen II X-33 that's running at -22s/month! I've carefully followed the steps to adjust the rate in the Omega 1666 technical guide by touching the +C contact to the battery + terminal while in CS Test mode 1 etc. While doing...
  2. Public Forum
    (Please forgive my ignorance in advance.) It seems to me that regulating a movemnt for better accuracy is a relatively simple and inexpensive procedure. If that's the case, why don't all watch makers (including those who make low-end watches) regulate their movements to better accuracy? Why...
  3. Public Forum
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could point me to a watch repair shop in Chicago that regulates automatics for a reasonable price. The couple places I've contacted all want me to pay $200+ to do a full service on my watches when all I want is to regulate them. Thanks in advance!
  4. Watchmaking
    After watching and reading, I was able to regulate a Vostok and SNK805 to within +/- 10sec/day. Being slow and careful, I thought I would try the SNK809. I moved the regulator bar with a toothpick, and the balance wheel stopped. CRAP. :-x:-| I figured that I slipped and inadvertently hit the...
  5. Glycine
    I bought a new Glycine Combat 7 a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it 24/7 since. I have also been logging its performance twice a day (see chart). It looks like a skilled watchmaker (which I am not) can conceivably bring that trend line down 15 seconds. How can I find such a person? Or...
  6. Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    Hi everyone, First of, I would like to thank this forum for providing excellent info about the SKX007 watch and its corresponding movement, caliber 7S26. It has been a real pleasure reading your recommendations and experiences, which i've made use of when regulating the watch myself. Thank...
  7. Oris
    I attempted to regulate my rectangular Oris (with moon phase complication), but when I opened the case, there were no +/- signs by the small screw in between the fork. I took a guess based on regulating other swiss watches, and turned the screw left or counter clockwise, it was running fast...
  8. Steinhart
    I've had my O1VR for almost exactly 2 months and have been using the app "watch tracker" to keep record of how fast/slow the watch runs (see my other posts for screenshots). For the first 6 weeks everything was dead on, I was gaining one second a day. Then, just two weeks ago I noticed the watch...
  9. Orient
    I only ask because these are, in essence, cheap watches. Inexpensive. I once owned a black dial Mako diver (gave it to my father in-law) and currently own a Mako XL and what was once called the Multi-Eye (I believe it has had a name change). Both are over two years old and both are getting slow...
  10. Orient
    Hi everyone, I am planning to purchase an orient automatic watch. At this moment the preference list has been reduced to three watches: Eminence, FDW08004B0 http://orientwatchusa.com/collections/mens-watches/classic/dw08004b Bambino, FER24005W0...
  11. Zenith
    I am new to WUS and recently bought my first high end watch, Zenith Pilot (2011) with el primero 4002 36000 vph Unfortunately it runs more than 10 seconds fast per day. This watch is about one month old. Should I wait longer to get it burn in (wonder if it will happen), or I should send it to...
  12. Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    Ok, rank amature watch guy here with my first attempt at regulating anything! Decided to pick on my 1 month old OM which was perfectly happy ticking away at +30spd and no apparant care as regards position, night wear, activity level, etc. Opened her up with a cheap 3 point key, and using Kello...
  13. Omega
    In another thread, it was suggested to me that my Speedmaster's time deviations in different positions were excessive. I'd like to provide what I have measured so far and see if a) this is in fact excessive and b) what I should do about it, and possibly c) are there some better measurements I...
  14. Public Forum
    I have been able to successfully self-regulate my Speedmaster by varying the position that the watch rests at night. I have found that it is amazingly consistent, losing 3s if lying flat, and gaining 3s if crown up, with no variation. Unexpectedly, last night it gained 15s while crown up, and...
  15. Chinese Mechanical watches
    Hello, I have quartz and automatic watches in the 46mm Bell & Ross style case. None have removable backs. All open from the front only. How can I reach the back of the movement to change the battery (quartz) or adjust the regulator arm (auto versions)? Thank you.
  16. Watchmaking
    Hi everyone, I have been playing with Biburo, the freeware watch regulation software (Download | ????de??.jp | wolfman) to learn how to regulate my own watches. Here is a (rough) English translation of the instructions that I did from the Spanish ones (biburo manual english.doc - 4shared.com...
  17. Public Forum
    Over the last twenty days I made a little test with four automatic watches. I was wearing them during the day as I normally would. Physical activity rather reduced as I'm an office person not a barkeeper. At night I'd take them off and store them crown up or crown down. These two positions in...
  18. Seiko
    I just purchased a Seiko 5 (mechanical,automatic) and it runs really fast. It gains several minutes per hour. I've looked around and everyone talks about a warm up period of 1-3 months but this seems like it's outside the norm. This also seems like to large of a discrepancy to be fixed by...
  19. Casio G-Shock
    I've been looking at all the articles on trimmer settings to adjust the accuracy. It seems most models have the trimmer screw. But the info on whether to slow them down by turning clock-wise or counter clock-wise is dispersed all over the place. So it would be good to compile a list. I'll start...
  20. TAG Heuer
    Hey all, I just bought a used WAB2010.BA0804 that was 'serviced' before being sent to me, but it's consistently running 1.5 minutes fast per 24 hours. I read that a watch only needs to be regulated if the watch is fast/slow by different amounts each day and that it needs to be adjusted if...
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