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    **** A Thought ****

    Well I was going to wear a watch I had not worn in a while a mechanical one. so wound it last night set the time and put it on now I have notice this morning it's running five minutes slow so this is no big deal really that can be correct or left depend on mood haha

    but my thought is if it has regulated it self to five minutes slow if I was to set it five minutes fast the first time I was to use it ... you with me so far good good well would it then lose five minutes and then run to the correct time as it has lose the five minutes ?

    or would it still lose the five minutes any way ?

    oh and this is the watch that got it started a Russian Raketa
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    and my second thought is that I have put it here because once the question is answer I can see it going of on to some wild tangent in to the realms of what'a time and is time relative haha and what better place then here to have the thread
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Moved to Central - it's a watch thread, afterall

    Depends, I guess: if it is losing 5 minutes per day then you set it 5 minutes fast and it'll be on time on day 1 then 5 minutes slow again on day 2. So regulate it until it's back on and you'll be fine.

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    so basic it's down to how fast the balance wheel spins so for example it spin at say a half a minute not the regulated minute it will always lose time so time has nothing to do with it it's all down to speed and the regulator and it regulating it..... hence it's name hmmm simple when you say it that way or is it .......

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    If it's fast or slow you should be able to regulate it to correct that. Then you have positional variance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    If it's fast or slow you should be able to regulate it to correct that. Then you have positional variance...
    true I had one were it would run slow if left lying on it's back .. fast if you left it on it's front but... put it on a stand worked fine but it was over 50 years old so think it's allowed to get a bit stroppy haha
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Let it break in for awhile, so to speak, to settle.
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    I tend to find that if I haven't worn a watch for a while then it tends to run slow for a while.
    I set it to the right time every hour or so and then it will settle down to running fairly accurately.
    In other words, let it settle down before adjusting it as you may be worrying unnecessarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    I tend to find that if I haven't worn a watch for a while then it tends to run slow for a while.
    I set it to the right time every hour or so and then it will settle down to running fairly accurately.
    In other words, let it settle down before adjusting it as you may be worrying unnecessarily.
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    yeah get that a lot with the vostok that come from Russia they take a while to settle in
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    yeah get that a lot with the vostok that come from Russia they take a while to settle in
    Need time to work the vodka out of their system.

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