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Old 14 June 2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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new DJ really doesn't last 24 hours?

I have a brand new (7 days) DJ. Wore it from last Friday to Thursday after work at 6pm. It was working this morning when I woke up, but decided to wear a different watch. Came home from work at 6, and it was dead. I winded it and it started right up. Based on the time on the watch, it stopped around 1pm. So it lasted from 6pm to 1pm - not even 24 hours. Sales person told me 2 days or so.

Does that sound normal? Or do I have a faulty Rolex? I'm sure I can exchange it since it's so new if you all think that's abnormal.

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Old 14 June 2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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Normal. It's 48 hours after a full manual wind. Your wrist keeps it alive but not fully. It's best to wind fully when you're leaving them stationary for a day or two. Problem solved.
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Old 14 June 2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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Normal. It's 48 hours after a full manual wind. Your wrist keeps it alive but not fully. It's best to wind fully when you're leaving them stationary for a day or two. Problem solved.
And the "fully" wound is 20 "twirls", right?

Thanks. Crisis averted
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Old 14 June 2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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Depends how twirly. 40 to be safe ;)
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Old 14 June 2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thanks. I guess maybe a watch winder machine is in order.
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Old 14 June 2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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40 full turns.

Sales person didn't tell you to wind it?


I take it you didn't "RTFM" :-)
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Old 14 June 2014, 10:25 AM   #7
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Yep 40 turns.
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Old 14 June 2014, 11:29 AM   #8
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After you do the 40 turns, let us know what the outcome is after not wearing it. I have been getting right about 48 hours on my watches.
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Old 14 June 2014, 11:41 AM   #9
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40 turns and I get at least 48 hours if left idle.
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Old 14 June 2014, 12:44 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure mine do just over 48 hours when fully wound too - Rolex have got their mainspring chopping machine set perfectly. There was none of this 48 hour crap with the Daytona I had though, that thing was amazing. I could forget about it and wear another for a couple of days.
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Old 14 June 2014, 01:00 PM   #11
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Your watch is fine, you just never fully wound it
Do as others have said and good to go, congrats!!
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Old 14 June 2014, 04:46 PM   #12
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Thanks. I guess maybe a watch winder machine is in order.
You don't want a machine to wind your watch it has a winding crown thats what its for winding and re-setting your watch.Give your watch a full manual wind 40 full crown turns clockwise only dont worry you cannot over-wind it.After a full manual wind while off wrist it should last between 39-48 hours +or - a hour or so but even when worn not a problem to give a manual wind say once a week if worn regular just to keep power reserve at peak..
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Old 14 June 2014, 04:52 PM   #13
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You should feel it get slightly tighter as you wind towards 40
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Old 14 June 2014, 04:53 PM   #14
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40 turns and you're set.
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Old 14 June 2014, 05:03 PM   #15
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Manual wind as others have said.
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