Miyota Problems

Hey y’all, my beloved Smiths Everest is acting up again. I bought it in May, and this is the second time I’ve had this issue. I had it “fixed” once by a local watchmaker, but the problem is back. It’s like the watch has no power reserve. It keeps time within the normal expected ranges, but if stops Running within 15-30 minutes of me taking it off at the end of the day. Again, it’s like there’s no power reserve and it only works when there’s constant action on the automatic rotor.

any thoughts? I’m not going back to the first watchmaker and second told me he doesn’t work on Miyota movements. I’m based in Rhode Island, USA if anybody Has a watchmaker recommendation. 

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The one thing I have done myself was remove the small plate separating the rotor from the case back. It looks like the rotor was getting caught on that for a time. It was stop and starting randomly before then. Now it’ll run, just doesn’t store energy in the spring

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Do you wind it manually the beginning of the day to get the watch running?  If so, I would suspect there may be something wrong with the automatic works.  The mainspring might be winding down from your initial wind but the rotor may not be keeping it wound it up as you wear it.  Just a thought.

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You do handwind it before using the watch, right?

Could be the mainspring slipping, if it's really low on power.

But could also be sth else, if the power reserve is not the problem, but the geartrain get's stuck on sth. (e.g. a burr on a gear tooth, or dust/dirt.)

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Curious… Did you try contacting Timefactors?

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Bobofet

Curious… Did you try contacting Timefactors?

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Aurelian
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Yaaaaaa I had heard too many bad stories to even bother trying that lol 

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pdefazio

Do you wind it manually the beginning of the day to get the watch running?  If so, I would suspect there may be something wrong with the automatic works.  The mainspring might be winding down from your initial wind but the rotor may not be keeping it wound it up as you wear it.  Just a thought.

I do wind it Before wearing. Thank you. this is helpful. I just need something to talk to the next watchmaker about so they don’t brush me off. The last literally opened it up, looked inside, and told me that he doesn’t work on quartz watches smh

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mer1981

You do handwind it before using the watch, right?

Could be the mainspring slipping, if it's really low on power.

But could also be sth else, if the power reserve is not the problem, but the geartrain get's stuck on sth. (e.g. a burr on a gear tooth, or dust/dirt.)

Thank you. I do wind it Before wearing too. I noticed some black rubbing marks from the rotor on that plate in between the rotor and casback and that actually allowed me to be able to wear it for a full day again.

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Sounds like you have found 2 incompetent so called watchmakers. Might be worthwhile reaching out to Smiths to get it serviced. It will then come with a warranty.

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Bobofet

Curious… Did you try contacting Timefactors?

Good luck with that.

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Markell

Sounds like you have found 2 incompetent so called watchmakers. Might be worthwhile reaching out to Smiths to get it serviced. It will then come with a warranty.

Ya, the first one also Scammed my fiancé on a gift she bought for me then wouldn’t let us return it, so I had to make do with store credit. Just a jerk. The second watchmaker is probably just a snob That didn’t want to work on a Miyota.

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I personally have had very bad luck with Miyota movements (lower and mid stuff) so I avoid them like the plague. I’m sure many others have had the opposite experience, though. 

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Doesn't work on Miyotas? What a douchebag!

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I'll ask the dumb questions. How much do you wind it? How active are you during the day? 

I'm sure they are dumb questions, but I have seen people complain about automatic movements quitting when they wind only until the seconds hand starts, then sit around all day not really moving a lot. 

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There's a guy in north Providence that's supposed to be good, he's recommended by a friend.   Ifyou were just wanting a movement swap that's something I could do but I haven't worked on movements to diagnose them. 

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