Hey everyone. I'm kinda new but old to the forum. Lurked around a lot but didn't post much. I've got a question about my Tissot Luxury Powermatic 80 Chronometer. (same watch as at the one currently at the top of the page)
I got this watch for Christmas from my wife who ordered it from Jomashop, which as we all know is a gray market dealer who has their own warranty - I don't have a warranty with Tissot. Initially, it kept outstanding time - literally within 1-3 seconds per day, plus or minus - I could keep it regulated by deciding which way to rest it when it was off my wrist overnight. Then all of a sudden it started running fast, and it was gaining about 15-20 seconds every 12 hours. This is a certified chronometer so it's supposed to be within -4/+6 seconds per day.
Initially I called Jomashop and they recommended that I allow it to completely wind down and start it back up. That helped, but I'm still gaining 15 seconds/day. My first automatic, a Swiss movement (Sellita SW200) Invicta Pro Diver gained about 15 seconds per day initially, and I just dealt with it as a quirk of that watch. (almost 9 years old, and still going strong - I'm currently wearing it!) However, that watch was not a certified chronometer, so I had no expectation that it should be super accurate.
So should I send it back and see if they can get it regulated back down to within Chronometer specs, or should I just deal with it gaining 10-15 seconds/day and leave well enough alone provided that it doesn't get any worse?