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    6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Hi folks,

    I bought a sbdc053 a couple of months ago. It was running around 5-8 seconds a day fast, which is fine with me.

    Yesterday, I adjusted the watch, and I noticed it has started to run a couple of seconds slow. I'd much rather have a fast watch than a more accurate slow one.

    Is this normal?

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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Maybe giver it a few days to settle. I recently purchased a 055. First day it was running 6s fast, but then settled down a few later to 2 s/day. Changing positions when off wrist essentially makes it 0s/day.



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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    What do you mean by "adjusted the watch"? If you tried to regulate it, +/- 2 seconds is pretty good.

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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by JAA View Post
    What do you mean by "adjusted the watch"? If you tried to regulate it, +/- 2 seconds is pretty good.
    I mean I adjusted the time, not fiddled with the inner workings.


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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordman View Post
    I mean I adjusted the time, not fiddled with the inner workings.


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    The confusion being, if you've adjusted the time to make it a little slow. And you don't like it. Can you not just adjust it in the opposite direction and make it a little fast???

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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by AC81 View Post
    The confusion being, if you've adjusted the time to make it a little slow. And you don't like it. Can you not just adjust it in the opposite direction and make it a little fast???
    I think he means set the time via the crown.

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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Premise View Post
    I think he means set the time via the crown.
    Yes, this. Apologies for the confusion.

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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Adjusting the time shouldn't affect timekeeping accuracy but the position you put it down when you're not wearing it does. Perhaps you're being inconsistent in positioning (face up, face down, crown up, etc.) That being said, +8/-2 (ish) is well within the accuracy specification of that movement and I don't believe you can get it much better than that. I don't remember what my Sumo is adjusted to these days (I adjust my own watches using a timegrapher) but if it were at +8/-2 I'd leave it alone.
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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Itís normal, it happened to me many times with all kind of movements. After a while it could start gaining a few secs a day again. Itís a mechanical watch and its timekeeping behavior can change a bit as time goes by and depending on many factors like temperature, predominant wearing/resting position and many others. Even the 2 Rolexes I had changed their behavior like that over the months and years I worn them.

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    Re: 6R15 inconsistent time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by d3xmeister View Post
    Itís normal, it happened to me many times with all kind of movements. After a while it could start gaining a few secs a day again. Itís a mechanical watch and its timekeeping behavior can change a bit as time goes by and depending on many factors like temperature, predominant wearing/resting position and many others. Even the 2 Rolexes I had changed their behavior like that over the months and years I worn them.
    Could you give us an idea of the Rolex's variance? I'm relatively new into mechanicals myself.

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