Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?
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    Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?

    So I went to get my watch fitted (SS bracelet) and the jeweler asked me what I thought of my new Hamilton so far (Swiss ETA movement). I told him that I'm loving it and that I'm just not sure of how fragile these things are yet. I told him the following and he was acting like I needed to get the watch checked out:

    I said, for example, I wasn't sure if flipping through the dates too much was bad; I flipped through around 3 times since I've gotten it two days ago. First time was because the watch was one day forward when I got it. Second time was because after I set it I realized I was 12h off and the day switched forward at noon. Then I wasn't sure if I was between dates so I went through one more time.

    Now, when I switch I had to obviously go around 30 or so times. Is that bad for the gears? The jeweler seemed to think it was a horrible thing I'd done. I certainly don't plan on cycling through again any time soon, but am curious as to how much weight I should give the guy.

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    Re: Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?

    None at all - your watch is fine.

    Cheers, Al

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    Re: Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?

    The only warning about changing the day/date is not to do it between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Don't know how likely that is to damage the watch, but I've seen the warning a few times (including in my Tissot's manual, I believe).

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    Re: Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?

    Nothing to worry about.

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    Re: Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?

    That "jeweler" needs to be B-slapped.
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    Re: Flipping through the days too much? Really can hurt it?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderbread1 View Post
    ... am curious as to how much weight I should give the guy.
    Absolutely none, so no need to worry. Your watch is/will be fine.

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