by Sevesteen, aka Dave Johnson


Lack of power to the escapement would be more likely to speed the watch rather than slow it, at least until the lack makes the watch stop. I've had that in an automatic--One of the first I serviced, and it gummed up a few weeks later. Being an automatic, it was kept wound and int he barely running state longer than a manual wind would, and it kept running about 5 minutes fast per hour. When I opened it, I had barely any balance movement. I'm not that good on tricky diagnosis of watch problems (although sheer persistance usually either wins) but I'd look for too much amplitude in the first 12 hours. Unfortunatly I don't know what I'd do if I found it...

Posted on Sep 28, 2005, 12:22 PM

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