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    A friend recently acquired a pre-owned Oris Williams F1 Team Day/Date 2004, he's such a happy man for such a bargain price, until I discovered that the day/date changes at 8 o'clock instead of 12. A quick fast forward of the watch not solving the problem.

    Contacted the previous owner (first hand owner) and was told it is like that when he bought it new and it is one of the features of automatic watch! I own several automatics (swiss auto), some day/date changes gradually, some at a snap after 12, but none at 8 o'clock, it's such a
    big bu77sh*t. Either the watch is faulty or he is , or he thinks we're idiot, or perhaps he is! Such a common sense that date changes at 12 midnight, some movement might take 1 hour, some even 2 hours, but 4 hours advance or 8 hours late (completion at around 8 o'clock) is just a nonsense.
    I suspect that he set the time at the evil zone and messed up the day/date mechanism.


    The day changes gradually starting at around 2:22, and date starting at around 5:43, both completed at around 7:50, and there's a click sound for every revolution completed, here's the video:

    Oris day/date changing at wrong time - YouTube


    Some forum suggested that the easiest solution is to take out the hour hand and realign from 8 to 12, can be done by local watchmaker. My doubt is will that cause any problem in future? Is the real problem solved? Or it is remaining there and harming the day/date mechanism? Hope pro's here can shed some light. Thank you.

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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Might be wrongly installed hands, at a guess. If there's a local watchmaker, you could, I guess, take the watch to him/her, and ask to remove & re-set the hour hand ~4 hours backwards to align with the movement again.

    Or, if there's any warranty left (doubtful), send it to Oris's customer support.
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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Easiest solution?
    Trade it for a watch with no date.

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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    The Oris uses an ETA 2834-2, and on the Hamilton Khaki King that I used to have, the day and date changes near instantaneously. Since it takes over 5 hours for yours to completely change over, there is a more serious issue than simply improperly installed hands.


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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    I guess on this one the new day starts at 8 am when you are about to leave house to go to work. You can ask some watchmaker to move the hour hand two hours back so the day will start changing immediately after midnight.

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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    The Oris uses an ETA 2834-2, and on the Hamilton Khaki King that I used to have, the day and date changes near instantaneously. Since it takes over 5 hours for yours to completely change over, there is a more serious issue than simply improperly installed hands.
    Should be something like this?

    ETA 28xx , date change - YouTube

    Though this one is without the day wheel.

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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Quote Originally Posted by realwatchaddict View Post
    Should be something like this?

    ETA 28xx , date change - YouTube

    Though this one is without the day wheel.
    Yes, both the day and date should change over very fast.


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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Quote Originally Posted by mleok View Post
    Yes, both the day and date should change over very fast.
    Oh gosh, then I think I better advise him to get quotation from local AD to fix the thing, if very expensive then negotiate with the seller or just return it!

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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Quote Originally Posted by chasecj7 View Post
    Easiest solution?
    Trade it for a watch with no date.
    Thanks but no thanks -_-" , it isn't the game of passing the bug, however will advise my friend to negotiate with the seller, or just return it.

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    Re: Easiest solution for day/date changing at wrong time

    Quote Originally Posted by realwatchaddict View Post
    Thanks but no thanks -_-" , it isn't the game of passing the bug, however will advise my friend to negotiate with the seller, or just return it.
    I would recommend returning the watch if that's an option.


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