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    Exclamation 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    Lurker out... anyway, I think I know the reason but would like a confirmation. My PO 8500 keeps good time at <+1 sec/day. Today at work I took a shower midday so I locked my PO in my steel (I presume) file cabinet. Hour later I came back and noticed it skipped 3 seconds ahead. I'm fairly sure it's cuz I put it in the steel file cabinet. Now 10 hours passed and my PO kept near perfect time since. Has anyone else experienced this or can help explain? Is it to be expected that steel will affect timekeeping? Either way, I'll definitely keep it away from those environments in the future.

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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    Crown down? crown up? ambient temperature? Likliehood of apes taking over the planet?


    STEEL CABINET?!
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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    You check it each hour?

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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    I'm gonna sleep a little better since it seemed to be a temporary issue..

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    Crown down? crown up? ambient temperature? Likliehood of apes taking over the planet?


    STEEL CABINET?!

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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    No, but a couple times a day.

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    You check it each hour?

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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    I have no clue what it is about a steel cabinet affecting a movement...it doesn't seem possible to me.

    This is my best theory. Some sort of continuous shock prior might have caused it to gain 3 seconds. I keep careful note of my 8500's performance so I know when it deviates. Well, I was working in my church's kitchen one day and doing various tasks that caused some significant (not a crazy amount) of shock, and it gained a whole second at some point in that work (less than an hour), causing it gain almost 2 seconds that day, or more than 100% more than normal. So long story short, it might have been a previous shock you hadn't noticed yet (in terms of time keeping) combined with post hoc ergo propter hoc mistake.

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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    a friend of mine put it over night on a loudspeaker :)
    in the morning it was 10 minutes difference :)

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    Re: 1st post: Omega Planet Ocean 8500 skipped 3 secs in 1 hr

    Quote Originally Posted by miro6666 View Post
    a friend of mine put it over night on a loudspeaker :)
    in the morning it was 10 minutes difference :)
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