Good time keeping

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    Good time keeping

    I have a marvin Watch that i purchased some weeks ago ,and i have been monitoring its time keeping over a period of 36 hours it looses about 1 min 15 secounds,how does this compare with other wind up watches (not automatic).I have started winding the watch up fully every morning,is this ok to do photo of watch, as you can see. I purchase the watch from Germany. It was in mint condition (dont think it has ever been on anybodys wrist).and the original box was with it.
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    Re: Good time keeping

    Seems like a lot to lose in such a short time to me, but I don't have any nor do I desire to have any manual-wind mechanical watches, so I might not be the best source for comparative information.

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    Re: Good time keeping

    My (5) manual watches range from +4s to +28s per day.
    Winding once per day at the same time (as you are doing) is widely recommended. Having the watch wound to a consistent level should result in consistent timekeeping, though not necessarily accurate timekeeping.
    Regulating the watch may be all that is needed to improve the accuracy. Your Marvin looks like an older model (and a very nice one) and the lubricants may be suffering from old age too: the more modern the lubricants the longer their lives.
    Dom
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    Re: Good time keeping

    I really enjoy my mechanical watches and find most of mine run within 10-20 seconds a day, so I might be a little unhappy with a minute/15 over 36 hours.

    I wind my mechanicals each once in the morning and once in the early evening, and never a tight wind...but that's just because:

    A) I find the few moments holding them relaxing. Like feeding pets.

    B) And so I can pick up any one of them and go any time I want.

    Mostly A.
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    Re: Good time keeping

    Hi Loddonite i think some attention to the lubricant is in order,to improve accuracy,have no idea if it had been serviced before i bought it ,so a overhaul i think is in order

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    Re: Good time keeping

    My oldest mechanical watch is my most inaccurate. I am torn between the cost of having the watch serviced and the value of the watch (£zilch).
    Good luck with that dilemma - I have no answer.
    Dom
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