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GMT hand off by .0001mm but it's ok!

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:lol:
Just Kidding!
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I do have a friend though, who could not live with this- he has serious watch OCD.
I've got a good amount of tolerance for Wabi Sabi.
and oh yeah , keep Logo @ 9.
That is all.
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Re: Super upset with CW! GMT hand horribly misaligned

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Oh dear, that's not out by much though.

The GMT hand can often get misaligned with a shock. Perhaps your package got shaken around a bit on its trip from CW Towers to La La Land.

A suggestion for you.

Reset the GMT hand to a different time zone, than the one you currently have it set for, then let it run for 3 - 4 hours placed down on a flat surface. Then see what the alignment is like. It may well self correct (it has done for me in the past).

Hope this helps.

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Re: Super upset with CW! GMT hand horribly misaligned

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:28 pm Oh dear, that's not out by much though.

The GMT hand can often get misaligned with a shock. Perhaps your package got shaken around a bit on its trip from CW Towers to La La Land.

A suggestion for you.

Reset the GMT hand to a different time zone, than the one you currently have it set for, then let it run for 3 - 4 hours placed down on a flat surface. Then see what the alignment is like. It may well self correct (it has done for me in the past).

Hope this helps.

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^^^^maybe I'm reading your topic title too literally? :-k :-k

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:52 pm ^^^^maybe I'm reading your topic title too literally? :-k :-k

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I think so! :lol:

Reading the thread title without the content of the post is generally not a good idea... :)

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Re: Super upset with CW! GMT hand horribly misaligned

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If the issue is not fixed by Guy’s suggestion, CW will sort for you. I currently have a mk3 GMT with misaligned hour hand and CW have taken back for repair. What’s more I bought this watch used and didn’t notice at first and yet they still honour the guarantee, can’t really get better than that and it’s part of the reason I come back for more!

So far the repair process has been super efficient and I am kept informed every step of the way, although I’ve been advised the wait is 8-10 weeks which is par for the course I think.
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Is it just the angle or is the hour hand off a bit as well?

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I sent mine to CW for misaligned GMT hand. They had it for four months. Sent it back with a badly misaligned hour hand. So I had to send it back in. Just got an email saying my new watch was on the way. I wonder if they gave up trying to fix mine
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WalterSMonaco wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:43 am I sent mine to CW for misaligned GMT hand. They had it for four months. Sent it back with a badly misaligned hour hand. So I had to send it back in. Just got an email saying my new watch was on the way. I wonder if they gave up trying to fix mine
I remember this being mentioned on the forum, so I made it as clear as I could to check this after repair on the repair form
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Re: Super upset with CW! GMT hand horribly misaligned

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Seriously, is this difficult. Putting hands on a pinion so they are accurately set, and making sure the pinions and hands are fitting tightly enough.

Maybe GMT is tricky technically though. I presume the GMT hour must get adjusted by the movement, as it cant be achieved via the pinion can it?
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Well I finally have my watch back after two trips overseas and six months out of commission. Happy to report both the GMT AND hour hand seem to be in perfect alignment
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Re: GMT hand off by .0001mm but it's ok!

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^^^^ .... But isn't it a new watch?


WalterSMonaco wrote:I sent mine to CW for misaligned GMT hand. They had it for four months. Sent it back with a badly misaligned hour hand. So I had to send it back in. Just got an email saying my new watch was on the way. I wonder if they gave up trying to fix mine

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