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    Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    I recently purchased a Seiko 8V22-7008 World Timer on Ebay. I noticed it loses about 30 minutes a day and I was wondering if this is indicative of the battery running down. I have not replaced the batter in the watch as of yet. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    Unusual for a quartz to lose that much in one day. Yes replace the battery but confirm the correct battery number with either the owners manual or the Seiko site. Also clean the battery contacts.

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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Unusual for a quartz to lose that much in one day. Yes replace the battery but confirm the correct battery number with either the owners manual or the Seiko site. Also clean the battery contacts.
    Okay, thanks. I'll give that a try.

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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    The proof is in, mechanical watches are superior to quartz!! Case closed.
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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    Yes, a quartz should not loose that much time.

    Try John MS's advice, and if that does not work, take it to a pro. Should not cost much and it could be a simple issue.

    Outside the battery, not alot of working parts in a quartz that can go bad.
    Last edited by Nokie; December 28th, 2013 at 01:39.
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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    In case anyone is interested in an update, new batter installed yesterday and after 24 hours the time is spot on. Hopefully that takes care of this problem. Watch didn't cost much but I do like it.

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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    Quote Originally Posted by jgeisert View Post
    In case anyone is interested in an update, new batter installed yesterday and after 24 hours the time is spot on. Hopefully that takes care of this problem. Watch didn't cost much but I do like it.
    Of course I meant BATTERY and not batter. Installing batter in a watch probably wouldn't cure the problem.
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    Re: Seiko Quartz Losing Time

    Quote Originally Posted by jgeisert View Post
    Of course I meant BATTERY and not batter. Installing batter in a watch probably wouldn't cure the problem.
    Reminds me of a probation officer I knew (former colleague in case you are wondering) who sprayed the motherboard of his computer with WD-40 to make his computer faster!

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    Well, if you had left the watch along the seiko quartz would have finished it's transformation to a seiko kinetic and you would not have had to replace batteries anymore.

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