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Old 26 August 2019, 03:18 AM   #1
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Face-up or Face-down to Increase Speed

I thought I read that string your watch face up will increase the speed then I just read that storing it face down will increase the speed - which is it?

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Old 26 August 2019, 03:24 AM   #2
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Both, usually crown up or down slows it, dial up or down speeds up
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Old 26 August 2019, 03:26 AM   #3
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Face-up or Face-down to Increase Speed

Iíve found that it depends on the watch... Experiment with different positions (face up/down, crown up/down, etc.) and find what (if any) variability is encountered. Ultimately, I found it too much hassle to try to regulate my watches by varying the resting position; I end up rotating to the next one before clock drift impacts me in a meaningful way. Itís fun to experiment though...
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Old 26 August 2019, 03:29 AM   #4
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Old 26 August 2019, 03:45 AM   #5
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I think that sheet is pretty old, and doesnít apply today as a rule. You either need to have the timing evaluated with a timing machine, or experiment with the different resting positions.


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Old 26 August 2019, 03:51 AM   #6
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I think that sheet is pretty old, and doesnít apply today as a rule. You either need to have the timing evaluated with a timing machine, or experiment with the different resting positions.


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Try it and find out. I use the methods to good effect.

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Old 26 August 2019, 04:00 AM   #7
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I have. Not all watches behave the same regarding this instruction. Iím sure yours does, but it is not the same for all Rolex.


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Old 26 August 2019, 04:13 AM   #8
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I have. Not all watches behave the same regarding this instruction. Iím sure yours does, but it is not the same for all Rolex.


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Don't expect to see results over a single night. If you know that your watch is running fast, lay it the correct way every night after it has been set correctly.

If watches did not run differently in different positions, no one would bother to test watch precision in multiple positions, which everyone from your local watch tech to COSC does.

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Old 26 August 2019, 04:46 AM   #9
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Don't expect to see results over a single night. If you know that your watch is running fast, lay it the correct way every night after it has been set correctly.

If watches did not run differently in different positions, no one would bother to test watch precision in multiple positions, which everyone from your local watch tech to COSC does.

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They certainly run differently in different positions, Iím not contesting that. Iím just saying the gain or loss can and often is different in different positions than that instruction sheet indicates.


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Old 26 August 2019, 04:54 AM   #10
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For me. Crown up gains a little overnight. Crown down loses a little overnight. I only wear one watch (submariner 116610), and never have to adjust the time other than resting position.
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