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  1. Seiko
    Hi guys, I'm hoping any fellow Londoners can recommend a good watchmaker to sort out my SKX013. It's started running fast of late, 2 seconds a minute the last time I checked. I bought a cheap demagnetiser in the hope it was easily fixable but turns out it's not magnetised. I've watched the 7s26...
  2. Watchmaking
    Unsure what to do with an older Seiko Spirit (SCVS003) of mine. It was never terribly accurate but after 8 years its become too unreliable for daily wear. Local watch maker quoted me $200 for cleaning and regulation with no guarantees that it will work. He says he's has some luck with these...
  3. Russian watches
    Out of all of my Vostoks, this $30 Komandirskie is probably my favorite. It runs about -2 seconds per day. I've been wearing it all day and all night, continuously- even when I take a bath. It loses only about 1 minute a month! After regulating them myself, all of my other Vostoks run about +/-...
  4. Seiko
    Once again I find myself shopping for a Seiko diver and am drawn to the 009 and or 175 for looks and price. I know the 175 is for the US market and the 009 the world and other than some Malaysia markings on the 175 for US customs compliance they are the same......or are they. Is it possible the...
  5. Public Forum
    I thought I would write a quick review about the Watch Tuner app available for iOS devices. For a while now I have been doing my Russian mechanical watch regulations the old-fashioned way- adjust, wait one hour and check the time, adjust and wait another hour, adjust and wait 24 hours...
  6. Russian watches
    I thought I would write a quick review about the Watch Tuner app available for iOS devices. For a while now I have been doing my Russian mechanical watch regulations the old-fashioned way- adjust, wait one hour and check the time, adjust and wait another hour, adjust and wait 24 hours, adjust...
  7. Russian watches
    I have a K-35 Vostok, the 24 hour one, and when it shipped in from good old Russia it ran a bit fast, over +20 seconds a day, which was fine given that people keep posting how they need to have a run-in period before they settle down. Only mine never really did, and I was curious enough to read...
  8. Public Forum
    Both my sarb017 (seiko alpinist, I love this watch) my poljot strela are running near the outer bounds of the accuracy they are rated for. The Seiko, with a 6r15 movement, is running 10-15s/day slow (normal wear, not any particular position) and the strela (poljot 3133) is running about...
  9. Public Forum
    Hi Guys, I dropped my beloved SKX013 about two weeks back. To be honest I thought nothing of it at the time since I expect my watch to be tough, I wear it all the time 24/7 in all conditions and I expect to be able to take a knock or two, just like myself :). This is not to say I abuse it...
  10. Public Forum
    I've always liked watches but relatively new to the scene, this is my first post on WUS. I Got a Bulova 96A100 as a gift about a year ago and thought I'd turn to the community for help about some issues I've been having. 1. The bracelet seems to build up some black stuff (sorry I can't be more...
  11. Omega
    Hi folks My 2nd post on your forum. My first New Planet Ocean 8500 gaining 5 seconds a day discussed that my new PO XL 8500 was gaining 5 seconds a day. There were a variety of responses before it got a bit tense. Basically, I know 5 seconds is incredibly accurate, my question was because...
  12. Public Forum
    Hey guys, Be nice to the newbie :) Having found a more recent fascination of automatic watches in the past couple of weeks (fan of them all, owner of just one), I recently ran into an issue in which I dropped my watch and threw the regulation out of whack. Took it to a local reputable watch...
  13. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I have added a new feature to my popular Android app, WildSpectra Mobile (available on Google Play), to enable mechanical watch regulation in the style of a conventional (and expensive) "timing machine". The app uses the device's microphone to hear the tick-tock beats of the movement and...
  14. Public Forum
    I have added a new feature to my popular Android app, WildSpectra Mobile (available on Google Play), to enable mechanical watch regulation in the style of a conventional (and expensive) "timing machine". The app uses the device's microphone to hear the tick-tock beats of the movement and...
  15. Russian watches
    Hi, I am Lenart and I am as new here as it gets, so be gentle :) I have recently bought my first vintage watch. It is a Pobeda from the Second Moscow watch factory from the last quarter of 1957. Matching it up to others from a few collections, i think, i can say it is not franken. I had it...
  16. Seiko
    For all those who dont like reading long posts here are the main punchlines of this post: - GET your 7S26 regulated - you will be amazed at the performance - DONT do it yourself and LET A PROFESSIONAL DO IT!! WHY SHOULDNT I DO IT? 1. you will most likely end up scratching the caseback as i...
  17. Public Forum
    To make a super long story short(er): My parents bought me a C5 malvern for Christmas 2008, ordered in november and arrived in january: Christmas gift deception for them. (My thinking, ok, they are swamped with orders, no big deal, even though my parents were really disappointed). I then...
  18. Steinhart
    Hi, my Nav.B is running 13 seconds late per 24 hours. In itself not a terribly big deal (and certainly within tolerances) except for the sad fact that I am quite a perfectionist. I actually bought a Seiko SKX009 a week after I bought this and it gets 4 seconds. Obviously I am very lucky with the...
  19. Omega
    I've been away from home for over three months, and will be returning soon . . . I just asked my wife to peek inside the watchwinder and tell me what time the "Quantum of Solace" Planet Ocean was showing. She said it was 8:40 a.m. this Sunday morning in Canada. I was looking at my...
  20. Seiko
    So I bought an OM and it was acceptably accurate (+7s/day) for the first 2 days I wore it. I didn't wear it for a couple days as I had to test another watch just back from service, and since I've put it on again it is running unacceptably slow (-45s/day). Hasn't been dropped, and has been...
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