My new Flieger is too fast...

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    My new Flieger is too fast...

    Hello,
    I was wondering if you could lend some insight.

    Should I be concerned?

    I've had my Flieger for a few weeks now and wear it Monday to Friday, and let it rest on the weekends.

    Now, Monday mornings I give it about 3 winds of the crown and set it as per the time on time.is/ (local Toronto time)
    By the end of Monday it's about 3-4 seconds fast.
    By the end of Friday (as it was last Friday) it was 35 seconds fast.

    I will take a look at it again this week and report back.

    Should I be concerned? Should I contact Stowa and have it sent back for service?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    35 in 5 days = 7 sec per day. Not really good but within the specs.
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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    Ahh, the knowledgeable advice of Mr. Stuffler. Mike, Harry & I had been discussing the accuracy of our new Flieger's - Mine (Less than a week old) has been running aproximately 11-12 seconds fast a day, which doesn't really concern me.

    Harry, correct me if I'm wrong, but is yours not running 30 seconds a day fast?

    Mike, I've read on the forum, people talking about new watches "settling down," or "breaking-in," any validity to this? Can the accuracy change (get better) with age? Thanks again for your (or anyone else's )input.

    Steve
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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    Quote Originally Posted by desmoface View Post
    Ahh, the knowledgeable advice of Mr. Stuffler. Mike, Harry & I had been discussing the accuracy of our new Flieger's - Mine (Less than a week old) has been running aproximately 11-12 seconds fast a day, which doesn't really concern me.

    Harry, correct me if I'm wrong, but is yours not running 30 seconds a day fast?

    Mike, I've read on the forum, people talking about new watches "settling down," or "breaking-in," any validity to this? Can the accuracy change (get better) with age? Thanks again for your input.

    Steve
    Steve, no, sorry if that is what you understood.

    Last week it ran 35 seconds fast by the end of the week (friday)...so as Mike mentioned it would be about 7 seconds/day, fast.

    Right now I just checked and it's bang on with the site I use to check the accuracy.

    Maybe it needed time to rest over the weekend.
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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    Ahh, I see... Yours is actually better than mine, LOL. I wouldn't be concerned about 7 seconds a day at all. I do wind mine quite a bit every morning, usually 10-15 rotations, but it doesn't seem to show any resistance, so there is a bit more to go..I wonder if maybe winding it that much could make it run fast? Maybe I won't touch it for a few days, just let the auto-wind mechanism do it's thing, and see what that produces..

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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    Mike, would you suggest winding the watch (if it has stopped) until you feel resistance or just a few turns to get it going?
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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    Imho you will get the best performance if fully wound - until you feel resistance though if we talk about a hw movement. 10-15 turns should do it for an auto before you put it on your wrist. If auto you will not feel any resistance.
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    Re: My new Flieger is too fast...

    Thanks Mike.
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