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    Time for a service or just regulate it?

    I have a lovely 556 that I love (bought used) it has been running consistently slow (-25sec) ever since I got it. Time for a service or just have a watch maker regulate it?

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    Re: Time for a service or just regulate it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattsbeers View Post
    I have a lovely 556 that I love (bought used) it has been running consistently slow (-25sec) ever since I got it. Time for a service or just have a watch maker regulate it?

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    Can't know for sure until we see what the amplitude is. What's the age of the watch?

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    Re: Time for a service or just regulate it?

    Generally, a watch running that slow is a good sign of needing service. However, if it's been that slow since you bought it, it is worth a trip to a watchmaker to check it out. There could be a problem, but it might just be out of whack. Any good watchmaker can check and regulate that particular watch. There isn't any Sinn voodoo with that piece. So just a check on a timer/amplitude regulate it, zip it back up, test for water resistance. Good to go... unless it needs more work. Still a full service is fairly inexpensive on that movement and should not be too big of a deal if necessary.
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    Re: Time for a service or just regulate it?

    Since you don’t know the history of the watch I’d get it serviced. It may just need regulating but a service will provide more peace of mind.

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    Re: Time for a service or just regulate it?

    Approximate age of the watch would me a good indication. -25 s/day is quite high. My bet is 90% chance an overhaul is needed


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    Re: Time for a service or just regulate it?

    That’s what I thought, going in for service soon. I know this has been asked to death but recommend place to send it in the US?

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