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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).
    Ebel (9) 1911 BTR chrono 9137L73 (2), 1911 BTR GMT 9240L70 (2), Sportwave 500M 9120K61 (2), Wave Chrono 9126F41; Hexagon GMT 9301F61; Classic 100 LE 9120R41
    Omega (2) Speedmaster Chronograph Day-Date 3222.80 .00; 1945-6 "Bumper" 28.10 RA SC PC
    IWC Spitfire Pilot Chronograph IW371702

    Eterna 'Porshe Design' Dashboard Chronograph 6612.11.44.1139
    Frédérique Constant Moonphase Manufacture FC-705N4S6
    Tag Heuer Aquagraph 500 CN211A
    Invicta Pro Diver Coin-Edge 9937OB
    Movado Series 800 Chronograph 2600024 (quartz)

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