1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 2, 2020

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    I try to run my automatic chronos at least once a month, but it never really occurred to me to run my quartz chronos regularly. Two of mine (6000 and Kirium) are now getting 'stuck' at random intervals and presumably need servicing - to be fair they are both 20+ years old and as I've only had them 2-3 years I have no way of knowing if they've ever been serviced. Makes me think though that it might be worth running my other 3 quartz chronos regularly to keep the oil moving.

    It's a bit annoying to have to send them in to be fixed as I don't actually ever use the chronographs for timing anything! Maybe in future I'll stick to three handers!
     
  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Jul 2, 2020

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    Happens sometimes. I often find that my mechanical chronos need to be run a bit after coming back from service, to get all the oils in the proper places. Kind of like a break-in period with a car (in process, not in order to seat the pistons obv)

    Try using them to time cooking or walks or whatever, gets to be fun :)
     
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  3. THJunkie

    THJunkie Jul 10, 2020

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    Or get a winder. Set the chrono off and leave it there for a while. Obvs not useful for the quartz.
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 13, 2020

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    Probably a good idea, can't help thinking not using them does more harm than good!
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 13, 2020

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    I'm actually getting a winder soon... a lovely TAG Heuer one!:)
     
  6. kappa_md

    kappa_md Jul 13, 2020

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    Wow! I'd love to get one or two also (TAG Heuer watch winder) ::love::::love::
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 13, 2020

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  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 14, 2020

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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 14, 2020

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    Yeah, it is pretty noisy actually! Although some of that was background noise... I was surprised that it takes batteries rather than mains, but pleased as where I want to put it there's no plug nearby.