Before you worry too much, this watch needs to be worn non stop for 4 or 5 days. Then, take it off and let the movement run out of power. Then set the time and wear it again to see if it will settle down for you
kinda pissed at seiko, took the watch,snzg11, into a guy i've used for years and he had to remove some dust and 2 fibres from the watch dial on day 1. took it into him day 4 to regulate it because its 4 sec fast an hr, 24rs,1min35 fast and he tells me that the main spring is gummed up and places extra tension on it causing the watch to run fast. this is the second seiko in less than 2 months that i've had to deal with. my oo7 was sent back to seiko cause the crown had to be replaced and it was so out of alignment that it rubbed 1 side of the crown protector. both these watches were brand new and k models. whats with seiko's quality control these days?
Yeah. I've locked out with both mine. My snk805 is about 18sec a day. Still a little high for me, but I've never done the break in period. My SNXS75 (once I got it to back hack and set it dead on) is about exact over 2 days without the break in.
Lol. Yeah. I just like looking at my watches and seeing them all Tick at about the same time. Lol. My Invicta, timex, and both digitals run fast. Both citizens and my Freestyle are dead on. Lol. Most of my quartz watches are having a harder time than my autos.
I have a Seiko Baby Monster w 7s36. + 20 sec p d.
Sure it could be better, but what tha heck. If I was
an accuracy freek I woulda bought a watch with a
Valjoux 7750 or Selitta 500 engine.
Id rather have a movent thats + than - any day.
Could be a quality control problem... I've only ever had and still have a Seiko 007 with the same movement and it's been spot on +- 6 sec/24 since day one... I don't wear it to often but I do give a shake at least once a week...
Find a local watchmaker that will work with you... I've got one that will tweak a watch for $20...
Don't most watch companies like Orient, Seiko Miyoya regulate their autos to run
in the 6 to 8 secs + range? That what I've heard.
Regardless of producers, I've found that if I leave my autos lying dial down on a
hanky or other material (to avoid scratching), they compensate for the time gain.
OR: place them on their case side to compensate.Never could figger that out!
Back n tha day when I was a RR Engr, watchmakers used Timegraphers to regulate
RR grade watches in 6 positions. My local watch guy still uses the same Timegrapher
his dad used.
It's a dice game, getting autos to run consistently. Wikipedia says only 3% of Swiss
watches meet COSC standards. 97% do not? What's that all about?