David B wrote:
it just died on me......aaararrrrggghhhh
the second hand stops going round after a few minutes.....
first time ive ever had an automatic go wrong ....
Maybe you could have it serviced - although often the just replace the movement. With some places it's fixed price.
7S26s are normally pretty robust - not necessarily the last word in accuracy, but normally pretty bombproof.
My stainless Seiko 5 seems fine these days; I got it from TH Baker's in Walsall back in 2007, not long after it needed a service as I dropped it on the bathroom floor (numpty!!) which sent it a bit haywire, but other than some Sundays when it doesn't get wound properly 'cause I'm out on the bike all day and wearing a cheapo digital watch instead, it keeps excellent time.
Some probably are reasonably accurate out of the box - and they can always be adjusted - but I very much suspect that's a dying art, and does need a very steady hand.
If yours keeps good time, you've got a good 'un - I know this thread now had 2 failures - but in general, they're pretty damned robust.
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