I'm new to this forum and watches in general but I've recently bought an Orient Mako (blue dial) watch and I have a few questions about it.
I've had this watch for about a month now and it has worked great up until around a week ago, when I noticed that the watch started to speed up around 1 minute per day. Before I didn't notice any speeding up, but I wasn't really paying attention to it either. I've kept an eye on the time in the first few days I bought it as I've read that it takes a bit of time for the watch to get to its optimal performance but I didn't notice any differences in the time so I thought it's working great from the start :)
I'm not sure if this is related or not but I've also noticed that the screw-down crown doesn't 'align' with the edges when it's fully screwed. I can screw in the crown 2 revolutions and a bit - the Orient logo is tilted a bit if I try to fully screw in the crown - the logo is not exactly horizontal when the crown is fully screwed.
The first two weeks I got the watch - around the same interval the watched kept time brilliantly - I kept the crown fully screwed and I noticed that the day did not align properly at the start of the day, it was like something was preventing the day to align in the middle (it was a bit closer to the top of the date display) - if I unscrewed the crown just a bit the day would pop into place and then I could screw the crown back. But last week I decided to unscrew the crown a bit so the Orient logo is perfectly horizontal, which also allows the day to align correctly in the morning but since then I've noticed the watch begin to speed up around 1 minute per day.
Is the crown supposed to be tilted when fully screwed in ? Or should it be horizontal ? I saw some pictures online with the crown and it was also tilted, that made me think that maybe it's supposed to be tilted when fully screwed ? But it seems rather weird to have the logo tilted, when you could align it so it's perfectly horizontal when fully screwed in - I'm guessing it's easy for them to do it since this is a precision instrument :)
Is the 1 minute per day speed up expected in the first few months of operation ? Should I wait for the watch to begin 'working' better ?