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    Re: MKII Accuracy Survey

    both of my Kingstons are running about 3-4 seconds slow/24 hours. I leave them dial up at nght, and they both are keeping consistent time, so I'm satisfied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullers1845 View Post
    I always keep this reference handy. Sadly it's not helping my Kingston much at the moment.



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    That's a pretty big sudden change. I'm wondering if by some chance your watch got magnetized. That will play havoc with accuracy, and it's a pretty easy fix to demagnetize it.

    I had and even weirder experience today. i put my vintage Doxa 300T on for the first time since sending it off to have the hands relumed (old lume was flaking off). Before I sent it off, it was running OK. This morning I set it before work, around 6:30 AM , well at around 8:20 one of the Nurses in the OR asked me what time it was, as Anesthesia is the official timekeeper in the OR, I told her "It's 9:08," She said "That's not right"! Sure enough I looked at the clock on my monitor, 8:21. I thought, maybe I mis- set my watch this morning, so I reset it. By 9:00 (real time) It was showing 9:16, so in an hour, it had gained 16 minutes. I asked a few friends who are watchmakers what they thought the problem was and several thought the hairspring had gotten stuck and wasn't uncoiling uniformly. I thought it might be magnetized, but they told me that magnetizing would not make it run away like a scalded dog. They told me that if it was magnetized, it would vary a couple of minutes a day, but not 16-20 minutes per hour.
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    Yep. It's magnetized. Shoot. Took it to Fast Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair and the dude looked at me like I was crazy when I talked about magnetization.

    Wonder if I should find a real watchmaker or just order a $15 demag tool off ebay...

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    Well, after 4 days, she's running just 2 seconds fast. She was +6 yesterday, but then I set it crown down last night instead of my normal crown up, and that seems to have slowed it down a bit.



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    Into eight months since new my Mk II Milsub LRRP HRV is running about 5 sec slow per 16-hour day on the wrist. Setting it dial up at night adds about a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullers1845 View Post
    Yep. It's magnetized. Shoot. Took it to Fast Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair and the dude looked at me like I was crazy when I talked about magnetization.

    Wonder if I should find a real watchmaker or just order a $15 demag tool off ebay...
    Recently someone wrote that they had asked a clerk in a checkout line at the store to swipe his watch over the anti-magnetizing pad on the counter (that pad they use to deactivate anti-theft devices before you walk out of the store). Apparently it did the trick. Just an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCW1980 View Post
    Recently someone wrote that they had asked a clerk in a checkout line at the store to swipe his watch over the anti-magnetizing pad on the counter (that pad they use to deactivate anti-theft devices before you walk out of the store). Apparently it did the trick. Just an idea.
    Hmmm... I went ahead & ordered the machine. Stay tuned...

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    Re: MKII Accuracy Survey

    FWIW, I've been watching my new Kingston. Setting it to the USNO java atomic clock app.[1] On the winder, it seems to gain about 7 seconds in 5 days (yeah, holy cats that's good). I believe normal wear can effect timing, so I've been wearing it for the past day, off for 6 hours overnight, and it seems to have gained ... nothing, maybe a 1/2 second or so.

    IOW ... "Dayam, Bill, righteous #*@ &%$~ regulation!"

    [1] The official U.S. time - clock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullers1845 View Post
    Hmmm... I went ahead & ordered the machine. Stay tuned...

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    Update: Got my $15 ebay demagnetizer (shipped from Egypt of all places), applied it to my Kingston according to the guy's instructions that did the youtube video about de-maging his Orange Monster, and voila! My Kingston is running right at -1sec/day. Win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromejob View Post
    ... I believe normal wear can effect timing, so I've been wearing it for the past day, off for 6 hours overnight, and it seems to have gained ... nothing, maybe a 1/2 second or so.

    [1] The official U.S. time - clock
    Day two and ... on the night table (crown up) after being worn most of the day and (drum roll) ... it's barely gained a second. A second in two days, that's within one of the COSC criteria IIRC (there are more I believe). Making this the most accurate automatic I own. I now understand the fervor of the MKII owners club members.

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