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  1. Dduggan Nov 19, 2022

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    I very recently got a pre-bond 40mm automatic that I love. However, it is losing around 6-7 seconds per day. It probably hadn’t ran in a decade before I got it. So, some info I have seen says let it run for a few weeks and it will improve. Is this right? If it does not improve, can I have it serviced to correct?
    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Dash1 Nov 19, 2022

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    Sounds like it definitely needs a service, in fact you might even damage it if you run it for long without. If you give us an idea of your location someone should be able to recommend a knowledgeable watchmaker.
    In the meantime, how about a photo of your pre bond?
     
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  3. Davidt Nov 19, 2022

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    It’s worth pointing out that minus 6-7 secs/day isn’t that bad for a vintage mechanical watch. Ideally most people would want it to gain rather than lose time but it’s still ok from a timekeeping perspective.

    Obviosuly the fact it hasn’t been serviced in years means it needs a service regardless. You however find that timekeeping afterwards is comparable to now.
     
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  4. janice&fred Nov 19, 2022

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    This ^
     
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  5. Dduggan Dec 2, 2022

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    Thank you!
     
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  6. Dduggan Dec 2, 2022

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    Thanks!
     
  7. Dduggan Dec 2, 2022

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    In Seattle, WA.
     
  8. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 3, 2022

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