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    New AT gains time when fast walking

    Got a fairly new (couple months old) aqua terra 8900. It's been keeping great time. Just over .5 seconds a day gain. Until today. It was less than 2 seconds fast since I set it saturday for daylight saving ending. I actually checked it this morning from the nist site. I went walking (fast walking, getting old sucks!) and for some reason, checked it against my work computer and it was fast. So I compared it to NIST again and it had gained about 8 seconds in that 30 minute walk.

    Has anyone else noticed this on their omega. I haven't. I had a seiko do this before, but never an omega. Other than that, this watch has been great and kept super time.

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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    Definitely not normal. My AT 8900 averages +1 per day no matter the position and during all activities I've ever done, including fast movements.

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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    That was my thoughts and experience as well. Until yesterday when it gained time walking. I've used it before in the same way and it's been fine. I'm going to be using it again for fast walking today so I'll check. It'll definitely be fast considering it's in the 20's today! I'll want to hurry more than when it was 60.

    Thanks for the response. I'll check back later with today's results.

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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    Went for another fast walk. Faster than yesterday. The AT performed flawlessly. Don't know what to make of it. It didn't gain or loose anything. I'm happy about that. Makes me feel better. But what happened yesterday? The not knowing drives me nuts. But I guess it could be worse. If anyone has any idea about the gain yesterday, that would be great. Otherwise, not seeing it today.

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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    Quote Originally Posted by jtmo3 View Post
    Went for another fast walk. Faster than yesterday. The AT performed flawlessly. Don't know what to make of it. It didn't gain or loose anything. I'm happy about that. Makes me feel better. But what happened yesterday? The not knowing drives me nuts. But I guess it could be worse. If anyone has any idea about the gain yesterday, that would be great. Otherwise, not seeing it today.
    I would keep an eye on it to see if it gains time again, whether from your walking or from anything else. I had an IWC that was about +1 daily for months, and then after traveling to CO in the middle of winter, it suddenly sped up to +3/day for awhile. After about a month I noticed it going back to +1. Don't know what happened that caused that.
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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    be very careful about the reference time you're checking against. Your work PC could have had a network related time adjustment that updated it. Go to an atomic clock source.

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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    It can have too high of an amplitude causing the rapid swinging to trigger banking. My Blancpain had that.

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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    Have you tried walking slower?
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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    Quote Originally Posted by jtmo3 View Post
    I went walking (fast walking, getting old sucks!) and for some reason, checked it against my work computer and it was fast. So I compared it to NIST again and it had gained about 8 seconds in that 30 minute walk.
    Before we consider there is something wrong with the watch.... is this you?


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    Re: New AT gains time when fast walking

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymousmoose View Post
    Before we consider there is something wrong with the watch.... is this you?

    Well, almost, but not quite!

    Went again today and the watch gained 5 seconds in a 30 minute fast walk.I checked the time against NIST before I left and checked again with NIST when I got back. 5 seconds. This is a watch that has gained less than 1 second a day for the past two months. And still keeps great time except when fast walking all the sudden. I guess I relegated to not wearing it when walking or relenting to the fact that it's going to gain time when I walk. 2 of the last 3 days it's gained when I walked.

    Am I stuck with my quartz watches or am I going to have to constantly reset the Omega? Kind of disheartening.

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