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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    I just bought a cheap demagnetizer and worked great. It's like $10 if you collect you'll prob need it sooner or later.

    You could also try the not suggested wrap and smash.

    Or if you have an old crt computer monitor use the degauss on that

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Had it demagnetised today and it didn't do anything. Still running fast at the same rate.

    The watchmaker opened it up as well and said he couldn't see anything wrong. He did also mention the hair spring thing so that's what he was looking for.

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    That's a little weird, since those are by far the most likely things that could go wrong. Your watchmaker really should have been able to figure this out, but if he wasn't charging you then it's reasonable for him to not put much time into it. Anyway, it's broken -- send it back.

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    That is weird maybe then + and - lever on the balance cock went all the way to +++ heh


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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbakiva View Post
    Not a big deal. Often they'll do it gratis.
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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogartrules View Post
    Btw you can demag your watch at a Kroger store or Walmart it has a degaussing pad at their registers or any store that has those antitheft tags on their stuff it does work I took a old manual winder bulova that I MaGGed on purpose and ran it across their pad and it did the trick.
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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    So it's going to cost me around £30+ to send me £50 watch back to Russia, what do we think I should do? Has anyone dealt with this before? I bought from Chistopol.

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogartrules View Post
    Btw you can demag your watch at a Kroger store or Walmart it has a degaussing pad at their registers or any store that has those antitheft tags on their stuff it does work I took a old manual winder bulova that I MaGGed on purpose and ran it across their pad and it did the trick.


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    +1 ..... The registers at Best Buy Stores have them and it works, just ask the cashier to zap the watch a few times
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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    So it's going to cost me around £30+ to send me £50 watch back to Russia, what do we think I should do? Has anyone dealt with this before? I bought from Chistopol.
    I suppose that's the risk you run buying watches from far away, although you could try being more insistent with the seller if it seems you were sold a defective watch. Up to you, but at this point I think it comes back to your watchmaker. Something is wrong, and he should be able to figure out what. Presumably he gave you the "*shrug* I dunno" before because he was only taking a quick look, but what did he say it would cost for a proper evaluation?

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyJake View Post
    Hey guys,

    Quick question: just received a brand new Vostok Amphibia 120. Lovely. Problem is, it's currently gaining about 5 seconds a minute.

    In twenty minutes it's about 2 minutes fast now, obviously this is unacceptable. Will it calm down in a day or two or should this one go back to christopol?

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    The spring could also be snagged, this would make the watch run fast too ..... The lower the wind the more play there is in the unwound spring, a jolt can make the spring stick to itself, this is what I'm calling a snag ..... With the case open you'd be able to see if the spring is stuck together.

    If you let the watch sit and unwind, a few taps on the side of the case with your open palm could un snag it .....
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