Swiss Unitas 6498 suddenly running fast. HELP!
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    Question Swiss Unitas 6498 suddenly running fast. HELP!

    After puttering about in the garage yesterday I noticed my 6498 handwinder (Aviation) is running an hour fast over a 12 hour period. I can't recall doing anything I hadn't done before- it's my daily wearer. The warranty is long over, so I'm wondering if anyone can help me out? Does it need to be regulated? I'm currently letting it run down and then wind her up again to see if there are any changes. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Swiss Unitas 6498 suddenly running fast. HELP!

    Test it again. Might be magnetized (an easy fix) or need a service (less of an easy fix).

    If it runs that fast again, very likely magnetized.
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    Re: Swiss Unitas 6498 suddenly running fast. HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
    Might be magnetized (an easy fix.)
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    Re: Swiss Unitas 6498 suddenly running fast. HELP!

    Unless you came in close contact with some really strong magnets while puttering around in the garage the chances are that the watch was bumped a few times. A good bump can cause a watch to speed up for a moment. I suspect that this is not a problem requiring repair. just reset your watch and wear as usual for a day or two then check the accuracy again.

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    Re: Swiss Unitas 6498 suddenly running fast. HELP!

    Well it's still running fast so I'm off to a watchmaker, he said he could fix it while I wait. I'll report back. Thanks

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    Dies your movement have a swan neck regulator? If not, a good bump or jolt could have knocked the adjustment lever out of position. An easy adjustment you can make yourself would correct it if this is the case.



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