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    Anonimo running fast

    I just recieved a new to me Militare crono 2007 but the damb thing is running 1 hour fast(yes that is 1 hour not minute).Needless to say I am not happy, where can I send it to get corrected that won't take forever?I am in Seattle Wa.

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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    First, try demagnetizing it (check this forum site (or google) for threads on how to do it, and how it probably got that way)--you should be able to handle it yourself. I have a lot of watches that come and go, and have my own demagnetizer that I have to use for about every 4th watch that comes in--likely that is all you need. Just did it to my Automatico, a recent arrival, and reduced the pace from +30 seconds a day to +6. Almost always the very fast paces (measured in minutes and sometimes hours) are because the watch got magnetized as a result of going through some of the postal sorting/conveying machines, though there are many other sources of magnetizing as well.
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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    WOW your right I just tested my watch next to a compass and it is defiantly magnetized.Where do I buy a demagnetizer ?

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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    The bay has a cheap one, also try radio shack, several online watch parts and tools company--and with a bit of searching online you can also find several do-it-yourself variations--I use one I got off the bay--the little blue one (actually has several different company names on it, originally made in Japan or China)--for a one shot deal though, just bring it to any reputable local watch repair shop and they should be able to handle it in less than a minute (don't let them talk you into an overhaul, or a "we'll have to open it up to be sure" approach). Good luck.
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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    Sorry to hear that my friend but if your crono had warranty send it to Stoll & Co. Info here Stoll & Co. - America's Watchmaker: Main Page ask for Jessica Simons.

    Glad to have them here in USA because they take a little for refinish or repairs.

    Good luck and let us know.
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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    What is reasonable accuracy for an automatic?

    I just got a Day/Date about a month ago and it's running about 3 minutes fast per week. I wear it every day. Is that within the range of acceptable or should I have someone look at it?

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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    More than 25 seconds a day fast is a bit out the norm (however the usual set in time for stabilization on new watches is more like 6 weeks)--though Aninomo makes no specific accuracy claims, their watches usually are better than +/-20 seconds per day (yours is over 25 seconds fast), and usually more like in the range of +/-10/sec/day--again, fast watches are usually the result of magnetized issues, and are easily remedied (demagnetized,as discussed above), with the other solution also already discussed above, of letting the watch run down, wind 40 times, and again let it run down, and see if this stabilizes things. In the unlikely case that it is still running just as fast, then it probably should be checked by ANY competent automatic watch repair person, unless it is within warranty, then of course take it back to the AD for a check.
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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    I have a demagnetizer on the way.

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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    do magnatized watches always run fast or can they run slow also?

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    Re: Anonimo running fast

    Only fast, or if the movement is of poor quality, erratic. Slow usually has to do with bad oil/grease in older/cheaper movements, knocked out of adjustment, poor gear alignment or wear on the various parts, dust, dirt, etc., and usually leads to an overhaul. All of this only refers to automatic movements.

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