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Old 7 August 2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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my Sub has just stopped,Ive given it a good 40 full winds and the 2nd hand then moves 3-4 seconds then stops again,should I give it a few more winds or any other suggestions?
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Old 7 August 2020, 08:03 PM   #2
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Try tapping the side of the case with your finger. If it run for a few seconds and then stops again, you most likely need a servicing.

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Old 7 August 2020, 08:09 PM   #3
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Morning TRF
my Sub has just stopped,Ive given it a good 40 full winds and the 2nd hand then moves 3-4 seconds then stops again,should I give it a few more winds or any other suggestions?
As far as I'm aware, once you've manually wound it there shouldn't be any reason for it to stop again after a few seconds. It does seem to have the hallmarks of needing a service if it doesn't keep going once it's fully wound 60-70 times. How old is It, have you had it serviced before?
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Old 7 August 2020, 08:22 PM   #4
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Morning TRF
my Sub has just stopped,Ive given it a good 40 full winds and the 2nd hand then moves 3-4 seconds then stops again,should I give it a few more winds or any other suggestions?
Even after a full manual wind at least 40 full crown turns clockwise only,some could still a swirl to just start the movement.But if it does not start then it could be a broken mainspring and watch will need a full service.
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Old 7 August 2020, 08:31 PM   #5
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Old 7 August 2020, 08:51 PM   #6
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Feel your pain/frustration. My old Air-King just stopped tonight too. Off to the shop in the morning. Damn it.
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Old 7 August 2020, 09:06 PM   #7
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Give it a good shake or two and if it does not start then off it goes to service.
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Old 7 August 2020, 09:25 PM   #8
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looks like it will need a service,the watch is only 4 years old it doesn't get any hard use the most it get's is me typing on a keyboard.

Will I have to take it into a my local Rolex dealer with box/papers,or is it just a case of dropping it off as they will know my details?
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Old 7 August 2020, 09:30 PM   #9
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In my RSC experience in my country, i just bring the watch. Not sure with RSC UK.
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Old 7 August 2020, 09:49 PM   #10
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looks like it will need a service,the watch is only 4 years old it doesn't get any hard use the most it get's is me typing on a keyboard.

Will I have to take it into a my local Rolex dealer with box/papers,or is it just a case of dropping it off as they will know my details?
The watch and the card is all they need.
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Old 7 August 2020, 09:50 PM   #11
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WTF, I've taken advise from here,tapping side & few extra winds and the 2nd hand moved at most 8 seconds,I've now just tightend the bracelet put the watch back on and I'ts keeping good time{for the last 20 mins up to now} how can this be?????
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Old 7 August 2020, 10:07 PM   #12
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Old 7 August 2020, 10:29 PM   #13
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Sounds like a service is called for
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Old 7 August 2020, 10:34 PM   #14
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i don't know what that means but it's still working if there was a touch wood emoji I would use that too
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Old 7 August 2020, 10:36 PM   #15
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WTF, I've taken advise from here,tapping side & few extra winds and the 2nd hand moved at most 8 seconds,I've now just tightend the bracelet put the watch back on and I'ts keeping good time{for the last 20 mins up to now} how can this be?????
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Old 7 August 2020, 10:57 PM   #16
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WTF, I've taken advise from here,tapping side & few extra winds and the 2nd hand moved at most 8 seconds,I've now just tightend the bracelet put the watch back on and I'ts keeping good time{for the last 20 mins up to now} how can this be?????
Wow, I wasn't expecting good news so fast. I would have bet on a broken mainspring. Whew!

Now comes the hard part, figuring out what happened. The experts are here, let's all learn.
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Old 7 August 2020, 11:03 PM   #17
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sounds like a service is called for
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Old 8 August 2020, 07:01 AM   #19
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It's still running fine,I don't have a clue why it stopped,I walked out of the works canteen and it had stopped around the time I walked in 09:30,I didn't do anything different sat down ate cereal and left,it's a real headscratcher.

Hopefully it will keep on running��
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Old 8 August 2020, 07:45 AM   #20
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It's still running fine,I don't have a clue why it stopped,I walked out of the works canteen and it had stopped around the time I walked in 09:30,I didn't do anything different sat down ate cereal and left,it's a real headscratcher.

Hopefully it will keep on running��
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Old 8 August 2020, 07:56 AM   #21
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Glad it worked out.
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Old 9 August 2020, 02:52 AM   #23
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Glad to hear it's running. Nothing worse than seeing that second hand not ticking away. Happened to me with all if my auto watches.

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Old 9 August 2020, 07:19 AM   #24
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Still running


and still puzzled
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Old 9 August 2020, 07:23 AM   #25
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Minor mechanical hiccup.. Hopefully. Starting, stopping, starting again and running. How strange. I must admit reading through the first couple I thought it was goosed. I was about to post as much when I got to the bottom.
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Old 9 August 2020, 07:57 AM   #26
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I had a Z-Blue do this in March. I thought the hairspring was broken. I could feel a slight catch every 20 turns or so of the crown. It started, ran for about 4 seconds and stopped. Repeatedly.

The hairspring has come uncoupled. My AD was able to fix it with a 3 day turn around. Had the hairspring broken, it would have been sent to the RSC.
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Glad to hear you got it going.
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Old 9 August 2020, 10:14 PM   #28
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should be balance spring problem or its time to cleaning service
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Old 10 August 2020, 10:42 AM   #29
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Just send it into Rolex for service. Peace of mind.
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