Okay so I was home, standing in the bedroom this morning, and about to put the watch on. I have a green NATO strap on it, and when I flipped the watch over my wrist, it jumped to its death, face down, and hit the plush carpet witha thud. That’s it. Three feet! One meter! She’s done.
I tried shaking, and tapping the watch, with no success. Ialso unscrewed the crown, and fiddled with it in different positions, but nochange.
I had the same exact thing happen with my Seiko Orange Monster: apparently, (reminiscent of those cheesy 1970s martial arts movies where the Master would teach the acolyte the secret location on a man’s body where if you hit him once the right way, he will drop dead) if you drop a mechanical watch (despite the Japanese and Swiss movements being somewhat different) straight down i.e. face down, and it hits the floor face down, that knocks a part loose, and supposedly all they have to do is disassemble the watch, and pop the parts back into place.
The irony is that I have been thinking about setting the money aside to get the rotating bezel replaced, so that the orange dive times would be visible (This is a huge failing on the smaller Doxas that drives me nuts: in all honesty, I think Doxa should make new bezels with deeper grooves for the numbers, so that the paint won’t wear out so quickly). I think the 600Tis going to sit in the drawer for the next 6 to 12 months, then I will send it to Doxa to get repaired, and have a new rotating bezel put on.
I tell you what I’m not going to do: I got tired of my Rolex GMT Master dying every 5 years, so the last time it died in 2002, I got mad,and sold it for a ridiculously low price to the repair guy, who must have made a profit of several thousands of dollars off of me. Slap to the forehead. I should have just put it in the drawer, until I realized that I want to wear a Swiss watch, again, and then had it fixed. Impatience is the mother of all mistakes.