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What is meant by regulated? How does one have their watch regulated?

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Not trying to be rude, but Vandice does have a point. Here is a link to an online encyclopedia of Horological terms, which should prove useful to you in getting a basic understanding of the terms everyone here takes for granted and throw about so casually:

http://www.time4watches.com/watch terms.htm

Familiarize yourself with the basic terminology and you'll have a much easier time understanding some of the discussions on the board.

If that Dictionary is not enough there are a few others on this link which should prove helpful as well:

http://www.alphadictionary.com/directory/Specialty_Dictionaries/Horology/
 

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Sometimes a point can be made without being rude. I've made 19 posts on the Watchuseek forums and been flamed twice. This is quite a place.
 

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Sorry that you feel that way. But regulating is basically when someone tries to adjust an automatic or even a quartz to become more accurate. Sometimes they do it for different positions and temperatures. Those links Isthmus provided provide better information I'm sure.
 
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Sometimes a point can be made without being rude. I've made 19 posts on the Watchuseek forums and been flamed twice. This is quite a place.
Oops. I'm sorry if you found my reply rude. No flaming intent.

Before I replied, I did try searching this forum with the word 'regulate' and got 2 promising hits on the first page of results alone. That took less than 10 seconds.

I was just trying to point out the fact that you could have gotten an answer to your question very quickly by using the search feature instead of waiting for a reply to an admittedly standard definition.
 

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While it's true that there is a lot of information on google, it is sometimes easier and more fun to get real answers on this forum. The search feature is nice, but I don't see the problem in asking again. Isn't that what this forum is all about? It's not just for watch geeks. It's for regular people too who may not know as much as some. Everybody take a deep breath and relax.
This forum is all about the love of watches. There are no stupid questions.
Welcome all and happy Holidays :-!
 

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Thanks for the input Muxinick. I didn't know if one regulated his own watch or if it had to be taken to a watch repair shop.

Thanks for your reply Diver.
 

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Individuals can adjust their own watch, as long as you know what you're looking for. Although it is mainly a game of trial and error, I've read several stories of people getting 5 seconds of deviation or less. Although I also believe it is a relatively cheap service that a competent watch maker can do, I've heard 20-40 bucks. Being new to watches, I'd recommend taking it to a watch maker. I've considered working on my Seiko 5 but I need to purchase the right tools first.
 

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Individuals can adjust their own watch, as long as you know what you're looking for.
I regulated my own Monster and for my daily use it is gaining 1sec during work day, and losing 1sec when I sleep. I couldn't be happier. It did take me three attemps, but for me it sure beat going to the shop three times.
 

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Hey Coldhit, what did you use to open the caseback? Is it $$$? I'd like to do this myself sometime for a few of my watches. thnx
 

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Hey Coldhit, what did you use to open the caseback? Is it $$$? I'd like to do this myself sometime for a few of my watches. thnx
I used a case back opener that I got from Amazon for around 10 bucks. Make sure you use one with at least 3 teeth in order to avoid/minimize scratching the back plate.

You also need a pin removal tool (about 1.50 bucks) in order to remove the bracelet/band for easy access. To move the regulator switch I used a wooden toothpick.
 

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Sometimes a point can be made without being rude. I've made 19 posts on the Watchuseek forums and been flamed twice. This is quite a place.
Hey genius, I wasn't being rude, I was being helpful.

In case you missed it, I went through the trouble of finding you some resources you could use to further enhance your knowledge - assuming you are interested in watches or watch collecting. I could just as easily given you the answer, but I figured this way you would have the tools to teach yourself about multiple topics, not just this one.

At no point have I flamed you. However, as with the last time I gave you some input and you said nothing, the word you should have used is "Thanks".
 

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Hey Isthmus. My comment was not directed at you even though it immediately followed your post. I do appreciate your having provided some links and I did check them out.

So, thank you for your links and the trouble it took to post them. Thank you too for your complimentary comment about my intellect. It's alway nice to be recognized.

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Hey genius, I wasn't being rude, I was being helpful.

In case you missed it, I went through the trouble of finding you some resources you could use to further enhance your knowledge - assuming you are interested in watches or watch collecting. I could just as easily given you the answer, but I figured this way you would have the tools to teach yourself about multiple topics, not just this one.

At no point have I flamed you. However, as with the last time I gave you some input and you said nothing, the word you should have used is "Thanks".
He was referring to me, not you Isthmus.
 

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He was referring to me, not you Isthmus.
He replied to me not you, so I took it to mean that he was speaking to me.

Thank you too for your complimentary comment about my intelect. It's alway nice to be recognized.
Bravo, you got that last little sarcastic remark in there. It wasn't enough to simply settle things and move on. For a newbie you really have an odd way of dealing with those who try to help you. Watch collecting is a hobby that largely depends on positive interaction with other collectors. Antagonizing other collectors who are trying to help you really isn't a good way to get started with the hobby.


Stopping to think rather than reply is sometimes a preferable course of action in a discussion. You don't have to have the last word and it is not about wining an argument. Take it as a piece of friendly advice.

Good luck going forward.
 
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*Shrug*.

I'll just move on from here and be glad I broke the duck for being a flamer, though I have to say you've been nothing but nice Isthmus.
 
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"Broke the Duck" are you from Europe Vandice? Just curious, because that isn't a phrase often used in the US.
Nope, brought up on Queen's Singlish [sic]. Spent some time right next to ya in Champaign, IL.

I'm Singaporean. :)
 

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He replied to me not you, so I took it to mean that he was speaking to me.


Bravo, you got that last little sarcastic remark in there. It wasn't enough to simply settle things and move on. For a newbie you really have an odd way of dealing with those who try to help you. Watch collecting is a hobby that largely depends on positive interaction with other collectors. Antagonizing other collectors who are trying to help you really isn't a good way to get started with the hobby.


Stopping to think rather than reply is sometimes a preferable course of action in a discussion. You don't have to have the last word and it is not about wining an argument. Take it as a piece of friendly advice.

Good luck going forward.
Good grief Isthmus, I was kidding about your calling me a genius. I didn't come to these forums looking for a fight. Just trying to gather some information and learn about watches. However, it seems every time I ask a question, someone jumps down my thoat. My comment about flaming was not directed at you. I thought, when I made that clear in my previous psot, we could just put it behind us and I sought to move that forward with a little levity. I'm sorry if you were offended.
 
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