Hey guys, I recently just purchased my first watch! It is a TAG Heuer Formula 1. I have noticed that the second hand is not perfectly aligned with the markers. From about 30-60 seconds it hits (about the size of of the tip of the second hand) above the marker. From about 1-30 seconds it hits quite a bit ahead of the marker--sometimes even striking in between the markers or even a bit further.
I took the watch to my local jeweler today and they made it sound like it was fairly normal for this to happen. They basically said that it will still keep perfect time, and that it wasn't that big of a deal.
This watch was a HUGE purchase for me. I can't remember the last time I spent this much money on anything, actually, so it really upset me that something might not be quite right with it. I wanted to see what you guys think about this matter. I apologize if this is a silly question, but I would really appreciate it if you guys could give me your opinion and experience with this matter. You guys rock :gold
I do have one more question, and it probably wouldn't be the best idea to start a new thread, so I will ask it now. The watch is a "date" watch. It just displays the date and not the day. Months vary from 28-31 days, so my question is...what happens when I am in a 28 day month or a 30 day month? How could the watch possibly know to change the date to "1" after "28". I mean, I wouldn't think that you have to manually change the date at the end of every month to the beginning of the next month, or maybe I am wrong.
I hate to keep asking questions, but I do have one more. I was searching through these forums and I came upon a post talking about how to make sure you never "cross-thread" the crown when screwing it down, because it could damage or break the crown! My watch has a screw down crown and I have no first-hand experience whatsoever with watches or screwing down the crown. What is this "cross-threading" thing? Is there a proper way to unscrew and screw the crown? I really have no clue. I am afraid to even unscrew the crown anymore because I am afraid I will do something wrong and might end up hurting the watch. If anyone could explain this to me, that would be great. note: There is a TAG Heuer symbol on the crown. I am wondering if I have to align that symbol somehow or do something like that. Like I said, I really don't have a clue.