Thread: Quartz watch running slow - how does this happen?

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    Re: Quartz watch running slow - how does this happen?

    One other small thing to check, is to make sure you held the movement down firmly when removing the battery. Some movements can get jostled against the dial when torque is applied to the battery holder, and this risks bending the central shaft, which can cause extra friction if serious. I once accidentally popped the seconds hand off a watch when removing the battery, and it never fit back on for this reason. Luckily it was a super-cheapy, but there is a risk.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

    "The new servant of the sun has aspirations to become its master. A prosthetic device, yes: worn on the wrist, watches tie people to the celestial clockwork. Hundreds of millions of them, lying in what pockets, on what wrists, under what sleeves, revolve in time with it. Yet although they watch the sun, watches have established a kind of independence. They tick as remorselessly through the night as through the day, through the winter as through the summer, as though their environment is not going through vast changes in each 24 hours and each year. These perturbations are part of the lives of all other animals, but people have been encouraged by their clocks to ignore the daily and seasonal cycles and to pretend that there is nothing to contend with but metronome-paced linear time. We appear to have caged the sun inside a machine." Michael Young, The Metronomic Society, p. 204

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    Re: Quartz watch running slow - how does this happen?

    Thanks for all the advice. I got a new battery from a different vendor and it is now running fine (since mid-November).
    IWC Spitfire Pilot Chronograph IW371702
    Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Day-Date 3222.80 .00
    Eterna 'Porshe Design' Chronograph 6612.11.44.1139
    Tag Heuer Aquagraph 500 CN211A
    Ebel Classic Wave Chronograph 9126F41
    Invicta Pro Diver Coin-Edge 9937OB
    Bernhardt Globemaster GMT
    1947 Omega "Bumper" Automatic
    Movado Series 800 2600008
    Movado Series 800 Chronograph 2600024

    Gone, but not forgotten.....
    Ebel 1911 BTR 9137L73
    Orient Excursionist GMT FFE06001B0
    Wenger AquaGraph Tide 70837

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