Finally, she is home for good!

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Yoda » November 4th, 2019, 5:29 am

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November 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
20 seconds in a month...that's pretty close to perfection anyway :)
Yes, it's more than good, but this is a high end movement and it can do juuust a little better. Guess I have OCD.

I would like to end up with no need for adjusting the time at all, only by placing the watch in different positions when I take it off in the evening.

The Rolex way, only better. LOL!
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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by straps68 » November 4th, 2019, 5:42 am

Yoda wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:29 am
straps68 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
20 seconds in a month...that's pretty close to perfection anyway :)
Yes, it's more than good, but this is a high end movement and it can do juuust a little better. Guess I have OCD.

I would like to end up with no need for adjusting the time at all, only by placing the watch in different positions when I take it off in the evening.

The Rolex way, only better. LOL!
From your post I see that you did everything right :) Perhaps it is enough to simply leave it in different positions at night.

Do Rolex watches really gain/lose less than 20 seconds a month?

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Yoda » November 4th, 2019, 5:50 am

straps68 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:42 am
Yoda wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:29 am
straps68 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
20 seconds in a month...that's pretty close to perfection anyway :)
Yes, it's more than good, but this is a high end movement and it can do juuust a little better. Guess I have OCD.

I would like to end up with no need for adjusting the time at all, only by placing the watch in different positions when I take it off in the evening.

The Rolex way, only better. LOL!
From your post I see that you did everything right :) Perhaps it is enough to simply leave it in different positions at night.

Do Rolex watches really gain/lose less than 20 seconds a month?
Rolex allows up to 15-20 seconds a week, if you follow the instructions about placing it in different positions.
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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by mykeos » November 4th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Yoda wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 4:12 am
It will probably need to be adjusted a wee more, I noticed that it has lost 20 seconds in a month, probably because I put it on the table in the same position every night, crown up. I will have to change that habit before adjusting it, just to see if it will help.
20 seconds a month,is that even possible?I would never have thought a mechanical movement can do that.You are one lucky Hamilton owner,my friend :thumbup: :clap:

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

Post by Yoda » November 5th, 2019, 1:48 pm

I replaced the original staff with a new one today, flattened the pivots a little and polished them to avoid too much stress on the cap jewels when placing the watch dial up or dial down. A too pointy staff will "drill" a cap jewel over time and it makes me nervous. Not that I easily could replace these jewels when servicing the movement, but I would like to avoid it. Flattening the pivots will make the movement slow down a tad, but also regulate the pace as it usually runs faster dial up or dial down, time will tell what happened.
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