pushing it towards the "+" side will … Come join the discussion about watch collections, displays, watch winders, accessories, classifieds, and more! However, since I have upgraded to Windows 10 the fan has been constantly running at the highest speed as soon as I turn on my computer. Original Poster. As yours was already adjusted I suspect all you have to do is just rotate the stud back to where it originally was and the hairspring will center itself. What's New 3 12 24 72. If you look at the hairspring pic from Ebay the spring has a bend just before the regular arm. roger-m. 263. roger-m. 263. Watch Repair. NAWCC Member. I will try cleaning it on the weekend just to be sure. I agree that magnetism would have resulted in gaining more than the 6 minutes per day I am experiencing, but thought demagnetizing it was worth a try. First course of action for me would be to demagnetise the watch as this can be done without any disassembly. ;). I also searched online for a picture of the same movement but that was inconclusive. Also a link to someone adjusting the system. HectorLooi October 5, 2015. Today I share the issue of magnetism on your mechanical watches. The problem with watches under warranty is they usually get unhappy if you take the watch out of the case. Jun 7, 2002 536 15 18 South East Florida Country Region. Montres chrono Fermer le menu des filtres. Please advise; thanks ! I'll post the pics in the coming days. It gained 6 hours in a day! I agree.. Hi, Angelis, I've just posted a maybe long comment related to an automatic Seiko 5 which I've bought brand new from an authorized dealer in Europe. What's gone wrong? It happened rather suddenly at the six month mark and has remained that way the last 3 months (hasn't improved or worsened). I tried demagnetizing several times but this had no effect on the hairspring. From the forums, it seems that Seiko 5s tend to run fast out of the box but I think this is way too much. I can for certain see that 3 coils are definitely touching each other. What if the hairspring was bent at the stud? In this watch it's incredibly easy to do that because this watch uses the Etachron system designed by the manufacturers for easy adjustment in manufacturing. SEIKO 5 runs way Fast and I fix it! You can find the Authorized Seiko Service Center in your area from Customer Service Center. Call Now: 1 (888) 807-0325. After a couple of days I noticed it was running fast by approx 20 seconds per day. Your problem is almost certainly a functional shortening of your hairspring. Also, if they are stuck, then the shearing action caused by the vertical displacement of one coil relative to the next may help to overcome the adhesion, in which case you will see the coils separate with a ping. With the balance cock upside down on the bench as you have it in your photo I would lift the balance wheel out of its pivot and move it horizontally towards the 8 o'clock position (in your pic) to see if those outer coils separate with a revised position for the balance axis (in other words try temporarily re-centring the coil by adjusting it's centre relative to the stud and curb pins). my seth thomas mantel clock has a balance wheel and is running fast it picks up about 30 minutes over night. http://www.timekeeperforum.com/forum/threads/adjustment-and-regulation.21105/, By Since there are weekly posts about this issue I thought I'd try to make finding the solution easier. The hairspring may also have got caught on a regulator pin. If not I think Mark has a vid on this & there are several others on the same subject. By Robert Johnston 27 November 2015. I've seen this on the Chinese watches where they didn't clone the parts exactly right and they were somewhat free-floating. I checked to see if the hairspring had jumped out from between the regulator pins (a result of bumping/jarring) as this was a known design problem on the 7S26B, but was supposedly corrected on the 7S26C - this appears to be in order. This is the best I could manage with the tools on hand but seems to show a cold joint. If this fails then removal of the balance assembly for a quick dip in Onedip or lighter fluid to remove any contamination, and the coils should free up and decentred themselves. Seiko 5 - running fast. Thread starter Harvey Mintz; Start date Aug 19, 2004; Sidebar Forums. Anytime when your watch is running fast or slow, it is advisable to see a watchmaker and let them diagnose the cause for the inaccuracy. Then do it two more times. well if its been worn all day then it should be fine...just thought I'd mention it. This reduces the power sent to the balance, which reduces how far the balance swings, which makes it run faster. A forum community dedicated to watch owners and enthusiasts. If they do then the hair spring does indeed need to be re-centred. It has a magnificent black sunburst dial that plays with the light like no other. What I will say this if not an easy task it needs a steady hand & most importantly very fine good quality tweezers. The watch does have display-back, but I will remove the back to get a clear picture and post the pic to see what people think. It is still under warranty, but I am not sold on the idea of shipping it across the country to the Seiko warranty centre. Bien évidemment il faut un affichage de l’heure, et un affichage de la date est souhaitable aussi. If it's needle sways back and forth in sympathy with the ticking, it's likely that magnetism is the culprit. To get it freed up try this: Place the watch on your palm with the crystal down and slap the watch. Exceptionally fast is + seconds per hour. Ricardopalomino, I agree that 3 cups of coffee prior to hairspring work is excessive. Good luck, A question of confidence - Newbie Breitling Service, How to properly shape chronograph center second. Any help greatly appreciated. If you have a simple demagnetiser, you may have to try it a couple of times to get the result you want. Thank you . my seiko 5 keeps stopping. Don't go too far as you do not want to deform the spring (and if you're not comfortable with this then try instead turning the whole assembly over and let the balance wheel hang down suspended by the hair spring as if you were about to install it in the movement), and you should be able to see the individual coils separate in the vertical. You can post in Sales Corner if your post count is 250 or more and you have been registered as a member for 180 days or more. My nine month old Seiko 5 with the 7S26 movement started gaining about 6 minutes per day when it was six months old. Originally posted by Fugit. The watch hasn't been dropped or bumped. I removed the clear back and adjusted the little -/+ arm. Yesterday for some reason it started to run way fast. Picture #6 shows the mechanism of a 7S26 movement, found in a Seiko 5. Discussion. I think I might remove the case back and see if the hairspring is touching the regulator or hairspring stud. Do I have to remove the movement from the case to demagnetize it? Look very carefully at the picture of the hairspring at about the twelve o'clock position and you'll see what appears to be oil contamination holding the could together. Television. May 28, 2020 The 2020 Oscars and Watches. Would a pallet fork made for one member of this family (as listed on http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Cortebert_532) also be the same for another member of that family? This may be due to either magnetization or dirt causing adhesion of loops of the hairspring. This shortens the rotation of the balance wheel and increases the beat rate extremely. Is this normal or have I found the problem? If no improvement I would imagine that something has happened to the balance, either the beat corrector or regulator has been moved, probably buy a drop or being slammed against a door. Style. Awards. I will limit it to two cups today:)! Started July 25, 2020, By i have checked this clock at least 20 or 30 times and cannot find anything where i can set the slow or fast there is no screw to turn or anything as i can see. What's New 3 12 24 72. I have demagnetized a watch successfully without removing it from the case, but my experience is limited and I don't know if that is always safe and effective. On the same stem as the +\- lever is another adjustable lever which is probably in the wrong position. i have an "83" seiko 5 with a 7009 movment.the watch will run for several hours then stop if you give it a little shake it will start up and run for several more hours. When I get asked “what is the best Seiko 5?”, my answer in invariably the SNKL45. a before and after shot of the movement may help determine any movement of the beat corrector / regulator. 64americandeluxe, This has turned into a very educational thread. Original Poster. When the Kinetic watches are brought in for repair, the capacitor is normally replaced with the LiOn Cell. We're talking in the neighbourhood of 10 seconds fast per minute. So there's a known issue with certain Seiko 5's running ridiculously fast. If you are looking for a high-quality watch in general or a Seiko watch in particular, this article is perfect for you. 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