WRISTWATCH HELP PLZ: New battery fitted but watch still losing time...?

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  1. MAXXply

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    Can anyone help identify my particular watch problem? I have a quartz watch (no more or less better than a mainstream Seiko quartz), and a new battery was recently fitted. However it has started to run slow; no matter if I adjust it, it still runs on average 5-8mins slow.

    Do repairs of this kind of fault require major surgery? Is it something the watch guy down at the mall can easily fix? Thanks
     
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  3. max

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    Get a Casio radio atomic watch.
     
  4. ollinger

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    Does your watch have a dial? Could be a result of the Coriolis Effect. In the southern hemisphere, watches and clocks will sometimes briefly run counter-clockwise, causing them to lose time.
     
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    ^^^ Yes, conventional hands, quartz movement. Never heard of the Coriolis Effect though. Sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel.
     
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    Quartz movements are not generally adjustable and are so inexpensive (and accurate) that when they break (as yours is) it makes the watch disposable.
     
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    BINGO! Correct answer!

    It's amazing to see very expensive quartz watches; the movements are so cheap. Best bet? If new, get a Timex easy-read. Used, you can find good standard brand automatic movement watches (and quartz) cheaper (and better made) on the bay.
     

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