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Hi, I have noticed for the past week my
Everyday 1971 Accutron 214 looses about
20 or 25 a night. It keeps perfect time
During the day when I'm wearing it. It
Only looses this time at night while in its
Case. I took it to local watch shop wear I
It serviced. He said he could not find
Anything wrong with it. He has been
Working on Accutrons for years, so I trust
His opinion but it looses 20 or so minutes
A night. Any info would be great!!
 

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I am going to guess here. Since it seems to work fine during the day on your wrist but goes wacky at night, its all about where you are storing it. These watches don't like some surfaces to rest on. Tends to make them skip/reverb and act weird. I put mine on a soft towel if I am going to leave them out. Try placing it on its side on soft towel overnite. See if storage location is causing the time skip!!
 

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As you describe it, the watch has always been stored at night the same way but recently has started loosing time at night? While these watches can be position sensitive, nothing like this. Is the battery fresh?
 

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Hi, yes the battery is just about 3 months old or so.
I did just start laying the watch on its back in a case
Rather than own its side. I will try to go back
To storing it at night on its side and see if that
Helps. It just a pain to wake up every morning and
The time on it. Thanks for the advice, I am a
New collector and I am learning a lot about
These watches everyday.
 

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If the watch reverts to normal time keeping overnight with storing it on its side, then you know something is wrong. Could be phasing - the angle of the two jeweled fingers so the jewels contact the index wheel properly.
 
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