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    Christmas of 2012 I purchased myself a Seiko Orange Monster and at the same time a Diplomat Winder.It appears the winder is working correctly it goes round and round like it should, but the OM is losing time. The first time I noticed the problem, the winder was set to go counter clockwise and the watch lost 4 or 5 minutes in a week. I went to clockwise, reset the time and put the watch in the winder for a week. This time the watch lost 3 hours.
    I can send the watch back for a full refund, but I really like the watch.
    Any ideas for me? Thanks.. Gary Moore

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    Re: orange monster losing time

    Did you buy the watch from an authorized dealer? Or was it an internet sale/grey market? 4-5 minutes a week sounds like it would just need a regulation. 3 hours may be more serious.

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    Instead of putting the Monster in a winder, try wearing it for a few days; log its accuracy.
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    Yes just wear it for a few days. I doubt you have a problem with that reliable movement. Your winder may not be doing the job.

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    Re: orange monster losing time

    And make sure to fully wind up before wearing

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    And make sure to fully wind up before wearing
    If he's using a winder, I assume he has the older model that doesn't hand-wind. Although, even then, I'm not sure why he'd leave the watch on a winder -- it only takes 15 seconds to set the watch.

    *edit* Wait, doesn't the 7s26 have a bi-directional rotor? Shouldn't it wind the same going in either direction on the winder?
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    Re: orange monster losing time

    The watch came from Amazon, purchased on an Amazon gift certificate. I leave it in the winder because I don't want to beat it up at work. It is worn maybe one day weekly. It is a new watch. I can hand wind it? Thanks.. Gary

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    A new watch from Amazon losing 3 hours a week? I wouldn't have it regulated, I would return it and use the credit for a replacement. Mine has been used roughly in & out of water for over a year & keeps good time. I don't know what you do at work, but the OM can probably take it. Mine cannot be hand wound.

    The weekend is here - wear the thing all weekend and check it's accuracy. Send it back next week if it's still way off.

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    Re: orange monster losing time

    If he wears the watch for 8 hours hand winding should not be done.

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    I will wear the watch till sunday night. If the time is accurate at that point, can I assume it is the winder? Thanks for all the comments..Gary

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