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ETA 2893.2/SW330 running 6 secs fast per minute!

  • 10-05-2021 10:26am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,124 ✭✭✭ flanzer


    Hi folks, so my Steinhart GMT 500, that I only got last November decided 2 nights ago, to go go on steroids, and run 6 secs fast per minute :eek:. I've been on to Gnomon, and they've asked for me to get it demagnetized, to see if that fixes it, before going down the warranty route

    Anyone know someone in the Dublin 13, 5 or North County area that might be able to do that?

    Many thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭ Anjobe


    flanzer wrote: »
    Hi folks, so my Steinhart GMT 500, that I only got last November decided 2 nights ago, to go go on steroids, and run 6 secs fast per minute :eek:. I've been on to Gnomon, and they've asked for me to get it demagnetized, to see if that fixes it, before going down the warranty route

    Anyone know someone in the Dublin 13, 5 or North County area that might be able to do that?

    Many thanks

    You can check your watch with a compass to see if it is magnetized, which is certainly a possibility if it started running fast suddenly without suffering any obvious shocks - check out https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/how-to-demagnetize-your-watch.

    If it does need it you can get a demagnetizer from Amazon or Ebay quite inexpensively (€ 10 - 20), and I have heard people say you can even do it at shop tills using the device they have for removing security tags.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,124 ✭✭✭ flanzer


    Anjobe wrote: »
    You can check your watch with a compass to see if it is magnetized, which is certainly a possibility if it started running fast suddenly without suffering any obvious shocks - check out https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/how-to-demagnetize-your-watch.

    If it does need it you can get a demagnetizer from Amazon or Ebay quite inexpensively (€ 10 - 20), and I have heard people say you can even do it at shop tills using the device they have for removing security tags.

    I ordered a demagnetizer anyway. But earlier, I went into Paulmar Jewellers in Sutton Cross, and he opened it up and spotted something caught on a spring, normally 'associated with a bang'. He fixed it up and now it's running spot on! Couldn't recommend him highly enough. Friendly local business, that wouldn't take my money!


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