New to the world of mechanical watches and the Oris Aquis Source of Life is my first mechanical watch. I bought it in August and overall it's been great. I understand that losing or gaining time here or there comes with the territory. However, is there anything to be concerned about if there's a clear change from consistently gaining to consistently losing or vice versa?
In particular, for the first week or so the watch was consistently gaining 1-2s per day. There was one day in there where it seeemd to suddenly be off by ten extra seconds, but I wound it a little (no idea if that was necessary) and it was accurate again for several days.
At some point, however, I noticed it seemed to be losing time slightly, and now it's consistently 3-4 seconds slow per day, which seems like it's edging up to actually being out of spec (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on that last part).
I wear the watch every day. In terms of storing the watch when it's off my wrist, I don't think there are any major changes. It's always on a flat surface, and with the pronounced crown and crown guard I think it's always resting on the same side.
In terms of wear and tear, it did take a couple of somewhat hard knocks. The worst of which was slipping off my wrist onto a countertop on day 2, although that didn't seem to affect accuracy. Aside from that, one encounter with those spring-loaded airplane bathroom doors and maybe one other bump. Also took it swimming a couple times.
Only other change from the first week is now the watch seems to be constantly fully wound since I wear it so often.
A few questions:
1) Is there anything to be concerned about based on the above info?
2) If I did want someone to take a look, should I send this to Oris or just have any reputable watch repair shop take a look (will this affect water resistance?)?
3) General question about warranty: at some point down the road before the warranty expires should I send this to Oris for a tune up?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
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