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Old 27 February 2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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SKX007 reserve dying overnight

Good evening folks,

I purchased a SKX007 about eight months ago. I love the watch. My father bought an older model in Hong Kong back in the 80s while he was in port with the navy. I grew up admiring that watch. Well I was on deployment in the Philippines and I picked up a 007 to match his.

While on deployment I would daily the watch but take it off before bed and place it on the table. The next morning I would go to put it on and it would have stopped sometime throughout the night. This seems odd because the reserve should carry it throughout the night. What could the problem be? Surely wearing it for 16 hours would be enough to “charge” it up? Right?

Any feedback will be welcomed. Thanks y’all!
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Old 27 February 2020, 02:06 PM   #2
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It takes days to wind this watch up to build up enough reserve. So wear it 24/7 and see how it does after about 4 days.
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Old 27 February 2020, 02:30 PM   #3
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It takes days to wind this watch up to build up enough reserve. So wear it 24/7 and see how it does after about 4 days.
Awesome. I’ll try that. Sounds like I didn’t give it enough continuous wear time right from the start. Perhaps placing it on a winder for a while will do the trick. Thanks!

Also, I love the look of your watch rolls!

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Old 28 February 2020, 04:31 AM   #4
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Does the 007 not have manual winding? Even the watches I wear frequently I still wind up each night.
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Old 28 February 2020, 07:44 AM   #5
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The SKX007 does not have manual winding unfortunately.
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Old 29 February 2020, 10:52 AM   #6
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Get a cheap watch winder off ebay or amazon and place it there for the night to help wind up that reserve power.
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Old 29 February 2020, 03:25 PM   #7
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Get a cheap watch winder off ebay or amazon and place it there for the night to help wind up that reserve power.
They usually maintain a reserve that is built up, not create the reserve.
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Old 29 February 2020, 04:52 PM   #8
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It depends on your lifestyle to move daily enough to build reserve. If your lifestyle is not active enough, I would reccomend asking a watchsmith to replace the 7S26 movement for a NH36 that is also hand-wind and hacking. Such movement cost no more than 38 USD.
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Old 1 March 2020, 10:39 AM   #9
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They usually maintain a reserve that is built up, not create the reserve.
Thats not how winders work.
Set it at a higher rotation per hour rate and itll create reserve
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Old 1 March 2020, 12:36 PM   #10
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Thats not how winders work.
Set it at a higher rotation per hour rate and itll create reserve
I have not had this experience. Maybe you have.
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