I am really plumbing new depths: Have you ever worn a broken watch?

I have. I've done it once in public when I was still fairly new to the hobby and once again today at home.

My first time might be more justifiable. I was wearing my grandfather's Omega Seamaster quartz he got for twenty-five years service at the mine he worked at. It was in need of a battery replacement and I think that it was a Sunday, so all the shops were closed. I was head over heels for it and wouldn't let it see a second off my wrist, even if the bracelet was too large for me. It was the next day that it came to my attention that I was going against my grandfather's will, as it was willed to my uncle. My ex-brother found it digging through some things in my grandmother's house and she gave it to us, seeing as it hadn't been worn for many years; even before my grandfather passed he hadn't worn it in a while. I returned the watch and it still sits in need of a battery. I've thought about taking it in for a replacement, but the worry about leakage has led to me admit defeat before the caseback was even opened.

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Today's case is a bit different. It's my Lucerne Digital Jump Hour, which I got to beat with low amplitude after doing something while handling the movement. I took it apart to clean and in simply moving the movement, I must have disturbed some oil or upset the watch gods because it beat with low amplitude since. I'm currently waiting on some oil to oil the balance jewel and shaft, which should fix the problem. If it doesn't, then pray for me, because so much as looking at another Baumgartner movement is making me sweat bullets. I would sooner cut off a limb than service a BFG, especially a BFG that is in a watch I own and not just something to practice on.

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This is peak form over function. I am literally wearing a watch that doesn't tell the time. It has been 10:10 for the last three and a half hours. Am I going insane? I am starting to think so.

You were warned about Baumgartner movements....(pin pallets, for those who were about to do a Google search).

Aurelian

You were warned about Baumgartner movements....(pin pallets, for those who were about to do a Google search).

I was indeed, but only after I joined the forum. I don't regret buying the Lucerne, because it was super cheap and ran well until I, you know, broke it. I'm a sucker for pain I guess, because I've been eyeing some vintage Oris pointer dates in need of love! I'll keep the community posted once I oil up the Lucerne.

Hey, it's still correct twice per day.

MasMinas

Hey, it's still correct twice per day.

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If it puts a smile on your face there's nowt wrong imho. 馃榿馃憤馃徎