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Speedy ?

Post by gamecock111 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:16 am

I picked up a speedy here over the summer. It was purchased in 2015 but serviced in 2016 when a crystal issue was found.

The power reserve on it sucks. I can wind it in am, wear it, and noticed by evening it has stopped hours ago.

Thoughts? Watch is in Austin now and was actually purchased there originally. Any benefit to taking back to them vs somewhere else?

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Re: Speedy ?

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:21 am

Getting the obvious out of the way: are you winding it until the crown physically stops turning?

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Post by Nomadz » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:27 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:21 am
Getting the obvious out of the way: are you winding it until the crown physically stops turning?
This. Also check the hands are not set too low and touching the dial. Have had this with a serviced auto (Kobold) it was not losing much time as the hand was just slightly bent at service. Call the original service guy. Failing that Then obviously send it in for service. Nesbitts in Seattle do great Omega work.
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Post by rockmastermike » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:40 am

did you notice it losing time when you purchased it or just after the service?

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Post by gamecock111 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:26 am

It was serviced about a year before I purchased it. I am definitely not winding until it stops. I do about 25/30 winds just in habit. I will try that first. Hands look ok to me. Thanks as always!

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:24 am

Wind until it stops. Also if you use the chrono it will deplete power reserve sooner.


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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:26 am

You bought mine, correct?

I purchased it the beginning of this year (2017) and it was serviced by Omega around May. They do pretty solid QC so I’m guessing the full wind will resolve it.

I’ll also buy it back if you’re tired of it. :grin:

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Re: Speedy ?

Post by gamecock111 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:42 am

Yes, I got it from you. I will try the wind. Love the watch.


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Post by Terpits » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:37 pm

gamecock111 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:42 am
Yes, I got it from you. I will try the wind. Love the watch.


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Re: Speedy ?

Post by dnslater » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:42 pm

I do a full wind on mine everyday. Pretty sure the mechanism is designed for it unless you are a gorilla.

Also, just a tip, they are easier to wind when holding upside down.

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Post by ericf4 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:44 pm

ive never wound a watch until it stops.....really? I never go that far with it....

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Post by james80 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:57 pm

ericf4 wrote:ive never wound a watch until it stops.....really? I never go that far with it....
I (gently) wind both of my hand crankers (Rolex and Magrette) until they stop otherwise how do you know how wound it is?

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Post by Erratic101 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:58 pm

You just wind it with a light touch. Right when you feel some resistance stop. It’s not really that big of a deal.

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Post by james80 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:59 pm

ericf4 wrote:ive never wound a watch until it stops.....really? I never go that far with it....
I (gently) wind both of my hand crankers (Rolex and Magrette) until they stop otherwise how do you know how wound it is?

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:00 pm

ericf4 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:44 pm
ive never wound a watch until it stops.....really? I never go that far with it....
Manual wind are designed for it. They usually have a hard stop. Autos have a slipping clutch mechanism so they never really stop winding.

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Post by Joeprez » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:13 pm

Yep, always wind my Speedy until the stop.


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Re: Speedy ?

Post by ericf4 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:16 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
ericf4 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:44 pm
ive never wound a watch until it stops.....really? I never go that far with it....
Manual wind are designed for it. They usually have a hard stop. Autos have a slipping clutch mechanism so they never really stop winding.
Never knew that and never wound that far.

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Speedy ?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:59 pm

Eric 4f has never gone all the way

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Post by mikeylacroix » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:18 pm

BBK357 wrote:Eric 4f has never gone all the way

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:22 pm

mikeylacroix wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:18 pm
BBK357 wrote:Eric 4f has never gone all the way

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Post by River Rat » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:30 pm

Since I am a vintage collector were a good amount of my collection are wind ups. You wind them till it stops you wind it halve way that dam watch going to stop at halve the power reserve how wonder it stops. This is not a automatic were you can wind it a little and the rotor in the movement will wind it the rest.

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Post by ericf4 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 pm

BBK357 wrote:Eric 4f has never gone all the way

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Post by snootydog » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:54 pm

My Speedy takes around 50 turns to fully wind it. Trust me, you'll know when to stop winding so don't worry.
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Re: Speedy ?

Post by gamecock111 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:30 pm

Gotcha, it took about 60 turns.


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Re: Speedy ?

Post by Heuerville » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:03 pm

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