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Submariner 126610LN Accuracy?

  1. KirkN Mar 11, 2021

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    I have the new (Nov 2020) model 126610LN Sub.

    it seems to be losing around 9 seconds a day. I might not wear it again for a few days so this adds up and I have to reset the time before I put it on.

    I had a no-date Sub a few years ago, and it was the best timekeeper (+2 seconds/day) of all my watches. Considering this is the new improved movement, I wasn’t expecting worse performance.

    I’m thinking I might pop into an AD and ask them to take it in for a checkup, as it’s under warranty. Especially when you consider the cost of these watches ☹️

    Or should I just relax and suck it up? First world problems and all that...

    Has anyone else had a similar experience with this model?
     
  2. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Mar 11, 2021

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    I don't currently have a Sub and wished I did. I'm so relaxed about watch accuracy that I am pleased with a watch that exhibits accuracy on that level.
     
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  3. KirkN Mar 11, 2021

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    I know what you mean, and I was hesitant to raise the point for the reasons you outlined. Part of me thinks ‘meh... let it go, it’s not a big deal’, but then I think of the cost and the stated Superlative Chronometer certification. Should I expect, and demand, more? It’s only a few months old after all.

    I just wondered what other people’s experiences were?
     
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  4. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 11, 2021

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    I also never measure my watches time keeping. If I notice it is because it's off by minutes, not seconds. That said if you did notice you will continue to. 9 seconds is quite a bit so they should be Abel to regulate it for you. Wether it needs a service they will be able to tell.
     
  5. KirkN Mar 11, 2021

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    Thanks. Yes, I thought 9 seconds was a lot too.
     
  6. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 11, 2021

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    You should get this in under warranty - there is a known issue with the 3235's that can cause premature wear on the seconds wheel, and leads to the type of timekeeping issues you are seeing.
     
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  7. Evitzee Mar 11, 2021

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    Isn't Rolex setting an internal goal of +2/-2 accuracy for their current production? -9 sec/day is excessive, have it checked out.
     
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  8. KirkN Mar 11, 2021

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    For a brand like Rolex, and so soon after purchase, that’s quite shocking.

    Thanks for the information. I have a good relationship with my AD so I’ll pop in when they reopen in a few weeks and get it looked at.

    Do you know if there is a fix? Or will it always be a weakness with that movement design?
     
  9. KirkN Mar 11, 2021

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    Thanks. Yes, this is what prompted me to post on here.
     
  10. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 11, 2021

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    Not as shocking as you might think, but that is another conversation...

    Regarding a "fix" my understanding at this stage is that they replace the worn seconds wheel, and provide extra lubrication in the area. If this is truly a permanent fix or not, is unclear.
     
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  11. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 11, 2021

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    It happens to pretty much any brand from time to time. I didn't know there was a known issue with this movement though. Has to be pretty severe to wear out the seconds wheel in a couple of months.

    @Archer, do you know if this issue is happening with the 3230's as well?
     
  12. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 11, 2021

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    I believe so...
     
  13. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 11, 2021

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    Damn, That sucks.

    Thank you.

    S
     
  14. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 11, 2021

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    Interesting, hadn’t heard much about these yet but the specs looked very impressive on paper compared to the 3135 family. This was the movement they increased service intervals to 10 years on too so you’d imagine they had a lot of confidence in their lubrication and wear characteristics but I guess this one slipped through the cracks.
     
  15. Meyrin Mar 12, 2021

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    On the face of it your 2020 Sub should be running more accurately than my 25 year old Sub 14060, but it´s not: mine runs consistently just under + 2 secs per day, and that's with the old 3000 caliber! I don't like any watch to lose time, and I think you can expect better accuracy with your still very new Sub! As you say it´s still under guarantee, and any Rolex AD will be able to regulate it. Cheers!
     
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  16. KirkN Mar 12, 2021

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    Thanks for your feedback, everyone. I’ll pop into my AD, once they reopen, and have it checked out.
     
  17. cjoedaniel Mar 12, 2021

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    At that price point I would expect it to hold within specs especially for a new watch. It’s giving me pause on these new movements. I might just stick with Omega.
     
  18. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 12, 2021

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    Famous last words...it's not like we have not seen flaws in Omega...or any other brand really.
     
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  19. cjoedaniel Mar 12, 2021

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    True. Although I would think most would agree Rolex is viewed at a higher standard.
     
  20. cvalue13 Mar 12, 2021

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