So this is disappointing- After receiving unit 42x early March (set perfectly to my home time and date from WatchBuys- thanks guys) I have been wearing the watch at least once daily while either commuting or after work, and straight through on the weekends. Have only had to pull the crown ONCE to slow down the movement after gaining roughly 45 seconds over the month. That is pretty good timekeeping.
HOWEVER, imagine my dismay this morning I noticed that my chronograph minutes hand is now jumping to the first hash mark immediately upon starting the chronograph from zero. After that, everything moves normally, but this means the totalizer is one minute ahead for the duration timing. In other words, rather than timing 60 seconds before the minute hand jumps, the both hands move together upon starting to show 1min and 1second immediately. It's a really small detail that is driving me nuts, as it might indicate a larger mechanical problem. I plan on running the whole thing now for a full hour, hoping that the minutes (airplane) chrono hand passing through zero/60 min fully will reset the whole thing. Otherwise, I fear the unit might have to go back under warranty after just one month of use light use.
Took a video best seen at 480p
Anyone in their infinite knowledge have thoughts or a similar experience? I know aesthetic QC issues with this model have been raised with the past, but have heard only vague complaints about the movement. Probably even harder to quantify within the limited run of 500.
I really don't want to sent it back, but might have to email watchbuys this afternoon if it doesn't fix itself. What a shame