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    Black Helios accuracy ?

    I just got a new (to me) Black Helios Frogman and set the time this morning. It lost 7 seconds within a three hour time span. Is it time to experiment with the adjustment setting, new battery (although the indicator shows a full charge), or ? It is my first G-Shock and I was expecting somewhat better timekeeping with it. Thanks in advance---->Scott

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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    This doesn't sound good. I'm not sure we've ever had a report of inaccuracy of this kind.

    If you've only just received it, I'd be tempted to monitor it over several days before trying to adjust it.

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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    First thing I'd do is recheck.... making sure of your methods.... there is no way it should loose 7 seconds in a week, let alone 3 hours.

    Something is wrong that should be able to be corrected.

    keep us informed and we'll help all we can....
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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandCop View Post
    I just got a new (to me) Black Helios Frogman and set the time this morning. It lost 7 seconds within a three hour time span. Is it time to experiment with the adjustment setting, new battery (although the indicator shows a full charge), or ? It is my first G-Shock and I was expecting somewhat better timekeeping with it. Thanks in advance---->Scott
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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    I set it using Time.gov & have rechecked it a few times this afternoon. It is still approx. 6 to just about 7 seconds slow. I'll monitor it a day or so & see what happens. I can try doing my own adjustments or contact Casio. I'd hate sending it to someone & be w/o my watch for a long time as this Frogman is currently my only watch.... I appreciate the input so far. Thank you gents!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    First thing I'd do is recheck.... making sure of your methods.... there is no way it should loose 7 seconds in a week, let alone 3 hours.

    Something is wrong that should be able to be corrected.

    keep us informed and we'll help all we can....
    OK.. I'll help all I can.....

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    Hi Island Cop,

    The accuracy of a Frogman should be less than 15 seconds a month! How good is it charged? Is the battery not almost empty? If not, it looks someone has been playing with the module. It sounds like a bummer for you.

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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    I may have spoken too soon. The Helios is now keeping time to within 1 to 2 seconds.... I likey....

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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandCop View Post
    I may have spoken too soon. The Helios is now keeping time to within 1 to 2 seconds.... I likey....
    1 to 2 seconds in what time period?


    regards, holger

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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    1 to 2 seconds in what time period?


    regards, holger
    About a week. It has slowly caught up to the correct time in that time period & hasn't lost any time. It seems to have stablized the last couple of days.

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    Re: Black Helios accuracy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandCop View Post
    About a week. It has slowly caught up to the correct time in that time period & hasn't lost any time. It seems to have stablized the last couple of days.
    great, 1-2 seconds per week is pretty normal. it should also rather gain than lose time, at least none of my G's lose time. right now a few are a bit on the fast side, but I will regulate them when this month is over (just to see how much precisely they gained in 30 days)


    regards, holger

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