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    Backward adjusting time

    Hello

    I bought my first automatic watch about a month and a half ago.
    It's an Ingersoll New Haven I00502.

    I didn't realise automatic watches were so inaccurate.
    My watch is about 30 seconds too fast each day. After about a month I noticed its 5 minutes too fast.
    I did some research on youtube and found that it's normal for an automatic watch to be inaccurate.

    Is it OK for me to turn the wheel backwards just 5 or 10 minutes when correcting the time?

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    Re: Backward adjusting time

    Perhaps it has been magnetized. Check with a compass


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollar View Post
    Hello

    I bought my first automatic watch about a month and a half ago.
    It's an Ingersoll New Haven I00502.

    I didn't realise automatic watches were so inaccurate.
    My watch is about 30 seconds too fast each day. After about a month I noticed its 5 minutes too fast.
    I did some research on youtube and found that it's normal for an automatic watch to be inaccurate.

    Is it OK for me to turn the wheel backwards just 5 or 10 minutes when correcting the time?
    Yes it’s ok.
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    Re: Backward adjusting time

    Hello and welcome to the forums
    Actually no, not every automatic or mechanical watch is that inaccurate, most of them is pretty accurate I’d say. it depends on the quality of the movement, each movement must run between its specs. but for an Ingersoll I guess +/-30 secs per day is pretty good, I sure wouldn’t mind go 5mins backwards to adjust the time


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBCDoc View Post
    Perhaps it has been magnetized. Check with a compass
    Ok thanks.
    My friend also as the same problem with his Ingersoll. It's a different model though.
    The manual does say -40 to +40 seconds per day accuracy.

    I should have stuck to quartz watches :)

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    Re: Backward adjusting time

    Is Ingersoll a good brand?
    They offer lifetime warranty, that's why I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollar View Post
    Is Ingersoll a good brand?
    They offer lifetime warranty, that's why I bought it.
    Lifetime warranty? Sounds dubious.

    Edit: I see that’s what they say - I wouldn’t necessarily trust that though. I don’t have experience with them, it just sounds unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradjhomes View Post
    Lifetime warranty? Sounds dubious.

    Edit: I see that’s what they say - I wouldn’t necessarily trust that though. I don’t have experience with them, it just sounds unlikely.
    The watch arrived in very good packaging with a Lifetime Warranty solid metal card.
    The watch itself is quite good quality except it's too inaccurate.

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    Re: Backward adjusting time

    Quote Originally Posted by Dollar View Post
    Hello

    I bought my first automatic watch about a month and a half ago.
    It's an Ingersoll New Haven I00502.

    I didn't realise automatic watches were so inaccurate.
    My watch is about 30 seconds too fast each day. After about a month I noticed its 5 minutes too fast.
    I did some research on youtube and found that it's normal for an automatic watch to be inaccurate.

    Is it OK for me to turn the wheel backwards just 5 or 10 minutes when correcting the time?
    No worries. You can set the watch forward or backwards at any time and by how much you like.

    The movement in your watch is a (Citizen) Miyota 8215, which is a very reliable workhorse, but not very accurate. Many of them do better than +30s/d, but it's within specification. The next step up would be to look for watches with the Miyota 9015 or an Eta 2824 / Sellita SW 200 movement. They are usually in the range of +/- 10-15 s/d and don't cost much more that that Ingersoll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffritz View Post
    No worries. You can set the watch forward or backwards at any time and by how much you like.

    The movement in your watch is a (Citizen) Miyota 8215, which is a very reliable workhorse, but not very accurate. Many of them do better than +30s/d, but it's within specification. The next step up would be to look for watches with the Miyota 9015 or an Eta 2824 / Sellita SW 200 movement. They are usually in the range of +/- 10-15 s/d and don't cost much more that that Ingersoll.
    How did you find that it is a "(Citizen) Miyota 8215"?
    Why didn't Ingersoll put the better movement in?

    I really like the look and feel of this watch. It became my favorite watch now the inaccuracy bothers me.
    I really like the Seiko Starlight SSA361J1. Will that be more accurate?

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