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    Sub 1200T accuracy

    Greetings Fellows,

    I recently received a Sub 1200T Professional in trade from a fellow WUS member. The fit & finish of the watch are superb and I love how it looks. As I understand it, I am the third owner of the piece. The warranty card indicates a purchase date of 19.05.2010 and it's serial # is 31.

    Here is my issue. It loses in excess of a minute per day, regardless of whether it's being worn or on a winder. My experience with automatics are two Rolexes, two Omegas, a TAG, an H2O, a Helson, and several Seiko monsters. All of which have kept MUCH better time. Am I expecting too much from the Doxa? Certainly it shouldn't need to be serviced at just over 3 years old, should it?

    This is in no way meant to undermine Doxa, because I don't intend to get rid of it. I just want it to keep good (albeit non-COSC) time.

    Thanks sincerely in advance for any & all assistance.

    Respectfully,
    Shannon


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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

    Quote Originally Posted by dspd204 View Post
    Greetings Fellows,

    I recently received a Sub 1200T Professional in trade from a fellow WUS member. The fit & finish of the watch are superb and I love how it looks. As I understand it, I am the third owner of the piece. The warranty card indicates a purchase date of 19.05.2010 and it's serial # is 31.

    Here is my issue. It loses in excess of a minute per day, regardless of whether it's being worn or on a winder. My experience with automatics are a Rolex, two Omega's, a TAG, an H2O, a Helson, and several Seiko monsters. All of which have kept MUCH better time. Am I expecting too much from the Doxa? Certainly it shouldn't need to be serviced at just over 3 years old, should it?

    This is in no way meant to undermine Doxa, because I don't intend to get rid of it. I just want it to keep good (albeit non-COSC) time.

    Thanks sincerely in advance for any & all assistance.

    Respectfully,
    Shannon


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    That's definitely not the norm, so something must have happened to it. Your best bet is to contact customer service, if you want to send it to their authorized service center here in the US. Since it is out of warranty, you could always take it to a reputable watchmaker in your local area. That's the great thing about ETA movements, almost anybody can work on them.
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    Thanks subkrawler.

    What movement does my watch have? ETA 2824-2?


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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

    Yep the 25 jewel ETA 2824-A2

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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

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    Yep the 25 jewel ETA 2824-A2
    I appreciate it.

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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

    So what should I budget to pay for regulation or whatever service it might require? I hope that nothing's broken, but I don't think that's the case because the watch appears to be functioning properly, it's just very inaccurate.


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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

    Quote Originally Posted by dspd204 View Post
    Greetings Fellows,

    I recently received a Sub 1200T Professional in trade from a fellow WUS member. The fit & finish of the watch are superb and I love how it looks. As I understand it, I am the third owner of the piece. The warranty card indicates a purchase date of 19.05.2010 and it's serial # is 31.

    Here is my issue. It loses in excess of a minute per day, regardless of whether it's being worn or on a winder. My experience with automatics are two Rolexes, two Omegas, a TAG, an H2O, a Helson, and several Seiko monsters. All of which have kept MUCH better time. Am I expecting too much from the Doxa? Certainly it shouldn't need to be serviced at just over 3 years old, should it?

    This is in no way meant to undermine Doxa, because I don't intend to get rid of it. I just want it to keep good (albeit non-COSC) time.

    Thanks sincerely in advance for any & all assistance.

    Respectfully,
    Shannon


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    Hi Shannon, when DOXAs are delivered they are usually excellent timekeepers, so most probably a simple magnetization issue, but could also be a bad knock, hope it is the first. Get to your nearest watchmaker and have them check it for magnetization and have it demagnetized if necessary, this does not involve opening the case

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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

    Quote Originally Posted by DOXA S.A. View Post
    Hi Shannon, when DOXAs are delivered they are usually excellent timekeepers, so most probably a simple magnetization issue, but could also be a bad knock, hope it is the first. Get to your nearest watchmaker and have them check it for magnetization and have it demagnetized if necessary, this does not involve opening the case
    Will do. Thank you much. Any speculation as to how it could have gotten magnetized in shipment from the person that i got it from? It was shipped USPS priority mail.

    Shannon
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    Had a good visit with my watchmaker today. The Sub was running -72 seconds per day & was slightly magnetized. He demagnetized & regulated it while I waited and didn't charge me anything. Now to see how it does...


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    Re: Sub 1200T accuracy

    Quote Originally Posted by dspd204 View Post
    Had a good visit with my watchmaker today. The Sub was running -72 seconds per day & was slightly magnetized. He demagnetized & regulated it while I waited and didn't charge me anything. Now to see how it does...


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    That's excellent, keep us posted on it's performance.
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