Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

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    Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

    Just got a vintage sekonda watch in the mail. I have a problem. The time now is 20 minutes too late no matter how I set it. View I set it 20 minutes fast, take that time again and going 20 minutes too late again.
    Sounds like a common problem? Should there be a simple job for a watchmaker?

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    Re: Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

    Sounds like it hasn't had a service in some time?!!

    A watchmaker will clean the mov't, re-oil then regulate it so it should then run nicely and keep good time, and hopefully not having to replace any worn/broken parts along the way!!

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    Re: Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

    I would guess it is a slipping cannon pinion.

    Job for a watchmaker...

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    Re: Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

    An expensive job?

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    Re: Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

    Quote Originally Posted by Ndure View Post
    An expensive job?
    Depends what it needs doing, and if new parts are needed, how available they are??

    I would recommend finding a local independant watchmaker and get them to take a look!!

    Good luck with it

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    Re: Vintage Sekonda (wind-up) watch - 20 minutes late

    As with any skilled trade, the bulk of the cost tends to be in the time spent by the person doing the work, and will depend a lot on their level of expertise. Tightening a cannon pinion is pretty simple and doesn't require much disassembly, so as long as that's the only problem, it would probably be pretty cheap. But if something else is wrong (like say, the second wheel needing to be fixed or replaced), it'll start to get more expensive.
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