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Old 02-02-2013, 05:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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. . . because, as I'm sure some of you are aware, my new Tuna has seemingly stopped losing time at the rate it was initially : . . . what had been a full two and a half seconds a week has now become only three over exactly a fortnight . . . I wasn't on drugs, my sight is pretty decent with specs on and I have been doing this for the best part of thirty years . . . is it possible for a non mechanical movement to 'settle down' once if regular use, not unlike a new motor being run in or the like ? Either way, I'm quite the happy chappy . . . ;D ;D any input from the assembled WISards would be most gratefully accepted, Dog.




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It is entirely possible, because it isn't a non mechanical movement. It still has a gearbox to drive , so just like a car gearbox breaks in the gears , bearings and spreads the lube evenly around - so will a mechanical geartrain. You could look at it as being a car with an electric motor driving a normal gearbox. Good to hear you're now happier with your watch, enjoy it !.
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It is entirely possible, because it isn't a non mechanical movement. It still has a gearbox to drive , so just like a car gearbox breaks in the gears , bearings and spreads the lube evenly around - so will a mechanical geartrain. You could look at it as being a car with an electric motor driving a normal gearbox. Good to hear you're now happier with your watch, enjoy it !.
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And, given the small change, don't forget the battery rate changing slightly, as well. But, who knows, just enjoy!!!
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