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Old 01-07-2020, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How can a $100, hand wind Stuhrling watch, keep better time than a $1000 automatic Hamilton watch ? The Hamilton watch loses about one minute a day while the Stuhrling watch keeps accurate time. I guess it is not about keeping accurate time, otherwise everyone would buy a quartz watch ? I have an automatic, quartz and hand wind. Out of the three, as I said, my most expensive being the automatic Hamilton , keeps the worst time.
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Perhaps the Hami needs to be regulated or serviced.
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Wind ups are very dependent on their owners lifestyles and wearing habits.
This type of watch should be regulated and adjusted to the wearer's needs.
But it sounds like a service would be a good plan.
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The watch is out of warranty and servicing is probably expensive and no guarantee that there will be an improvement. I had an Emporium Armani watch with a power reserve indicator. The power reserve indicator was always not accurate but it was under warranty. I returned it 2 or 3 times and it was never fixed properly and I ended up returning the watch. I don't mind setting the time ahead every few days, really it is no bother at all. If the watch was not running then perhaps I would consider servicing it.
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The watch is out of warranty and servicing is probably expensive and no guarantee that there will be an improvement. I had an Emporium Armani watch with a power reserve indicator. The power reserve indicator was always not accurate but it was under warranty. I returned it 2 or 3 times and it was never fixed properly and I ended up returning the watch. I don't mind setting the time ahead every few days, really it is no bother at all. If the watch was not running then perhaps I would consider servicing it.
Find a watchmaker in your area and discuss having your Hamilton serviced with him. its only going to cost about $250, but spread that cost over the next 3 years a its a very small price to pay. If their is no improvement YOUR LOCAL watchmaker will probably put it right - its always cheaper than the watch stopping. A serviced Hamilton will last a life time
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Find a watchmaker in your area and discuss having your Hamilton serviced with him. its only going to cost about $250, but spread that cost over the next 3 years a its a very small price to pay. If their is no improvement YOUR LOCAL watchmaker will probably put it right - its always cheaper than the watch stopping. A serviced Hamilton will last a life time
I absolutely agree, and with the synthetic lubricants used nowadays I would think Peter could go longer than 3 years between services. these late model Hamiltons are great watches and should run reliable for quite a few years with minimal service.
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