What's going on with my Swatch watch?
August 8, 2005 7:51 PM Subscribe
This is sad, but: until this summer, I'd never owned a conventional watch with hands -- only geeky digital watches like the Iron Man. Long story short, thanks to eBay, I now own a kitschy blue Swatch watch, but I've noticed it's been running about ten minutes slow every hour. I've also noticed the minute hand occasionally goes backward a few tics before sputtering forward. Is this a dying-battery problem, a watch-needs-winding problem, or a possible sand-in-my-watch problem stemming from last week's beach vacation?
posted by highsignal to Technology (5 answers total)
It's also important (and humbling) to note that I've never wound a watch before. If I pull the winding mechanism all the way out, it changes the time. If I pull it one step out it changes the date. Winding it in the default position doesn't seem to do anything. If it's fully wound and the battery is new-ish, are there other problems to check for? Thanks!