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    New watch gaining time fast.

    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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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    It's possible that it got magnetized somehow.
    Take it to a good watch repair shop and ask them to demagnetize it for you.
    Then keep an eye on it for a while.
    Or, it might just need to calm down for a few days or a week.
    It's hard to say.
    Let us know how it turns out.
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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    As said it sounds like its magnetised, take it to a watch shop and get demagnetised , that should hopefully solve the problem.




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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    And how much should I be looking to pay for this, is it cheap?

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Yep, sounds like it could well be magnetised. It's not at all expenive to get it degaussed at a watchmakers and some guys even do it free of charge. If it's still acting the fool after you have had it demagnetised think about sending it back as faulty.

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyJake View Post
    And how much should I be looking to pay for this, is it cheap?

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    Not a big deal. Often they'll do it gratis.
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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    If you bought this watch not long ago and still kept the receipt. I advised you to take it back and swap the another one before you take it to watchmaker. Less hassle that way.
    My advice- buy a watch that pleases you. Don't let anyone judge or tell you what to wear. Good cheap and expensive watches are no different between them. Both still can tell the time.

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    Who did you buy it from?

    It sounds like it is magnetized but if not you should be able to send it back to be replaced.
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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    If it was shipped to you and it's running that fast right out of the box, then there's also a strong possibility that at some point during shipment it was jarred hard enough that the hair spring managed to hook itself onto something and this is the reason for the messed up timing. I had this exact thing happen to me once, and when I took it to my watchmaker he took one look at the movement through the display back and saw what the problem was immediately. It was a 5 minute fix.

    The other possibility, as everyone else has mentioned, is that it has been magnetized.

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    Re: New watch gaining time fast.

    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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