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C8 Disaster.

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So my beloved C8PR has quit. After 2 1/2 years in rotation, for no reason, while in my favorite chair watching the morning business shows on my 3rd day off, IT JUST QUIT RUNNING. No drops no bumps. The balance is not stuck. It seems to be a problem in the transfer of power somewhere between the escampment wheel and the impulse stone. From the super tough DLC coating to the super smooth winding, rivaled only by others costing 4x, this has been one of my absolute favorites for so many reasons. No need to worry fellow forumites, I won't let this throw me into some crater of depression, it is just a watch, but I am beyond disappointed. :(
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Darn!!..and such a fine piece of wrist wear!!..you're getting it fixed, right?
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Guess I'll try to start the process. I told myself a long time ago rather than going through the process and time of sending a conventional movment to the other side of the world, I would just take it in locally. While recently adjusting my ACAN back to chrono specs, he noticed one dry jewel, removed it, oiled it, and brought it to +2 spd. Then charged me a grand total of $55, and done in a week. This movement while not being beyond his expertise, may well require parts, which he would not have access to.
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Hmm

I'm beginning to wonder whether these manual SH21s have a bit of a problem in the escapement department as mine similarly jacked in at 3.5years old and I seem to recall another on the forum earlier this year?

You'll probably have to bite the bullet and return to CW - it's not that bad as a process (though for me it turned into a disaster when DHL lost it) so good luck with it.
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Thanks for the feedback. That would be a real problem if there is an inherent issue with the escapement. We will hope not. I have not had to send anything back until now. As to satisfactory service, it is as I see it, like many things in life. All about expectations. I fully expect from the time the watch leaves my hands until it returns will be a solid 12 weeks. Hopefully that is not too optimistic. On the other front, my experience with DHL has been very good. Last time I had dealings with them they got my purchase from Japan to Minneapolis in 4 days, including the payment of duties, which I thought was exemplary. Will probably be a few days before I have the chance to get it boxed up. Then fingers crossed.
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Sorry to hear this :(
Hard call but I'd go with sending it to CW to get it sorted in case as you say it needs parts.
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My SH21 auto power reserve is back with me after 9 weeks away for a warranty repair having stopped suddenly and unexpectedly during a UK lockdown.

It's going very well after a few days wear at least.
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RichM wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:53 pm My SH21 auto power reserve is back with me after 9 weeks away for a warranty repair having stopped suddenly and unexpectedly during a UK lockdown.

It's going very well after a few days wear at least.
Any indication from CW as to what went wrong or what was repaired?
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Hope this gets resolved - keep us posted on the outcome (and reason for failure).
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watchaholic wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:24 pm
RichM wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:53 pm My SH21 auto power reserve is back with me after 9 weeks away for a warranty repair having stopped suddenly and unexpectedly during a UK lockdown.

It's going very well after a few days wear at least.
Any indication from CW as to what went wrong or what was repaired?

Hi, nope, nothing about what was wrong. I didn't ask either. It was always out of COSC spec which I was happy to live with and it's come back and within COSC specs so there is that. It was at least easy for me to send back in being in the UK.
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RichM wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:56 pm
watchaholic wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:24 pm
RichM wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:53 pm My SH21 auto power reserve is back with me after 9 weeks away for a warranty repair having stopped suddenly and unexpectedly during a UK lockdown.

It's going very well after a few days wear at least.
Any indication from CW as to what went wrong or what was repaired?

Hi, nope, nothing about what was wrong. I didn't ask either. It was always out of COSC spec which I was happy to live with and it's come back and within COSC specs so there is that. It was at least easy for me to send back in being in the UK.
Thanks for the response. I'm not really expecting to find out the exact problem, unless there is some kind of parts list used sent back from Switzerland. That's just the mechanical side of me coming through, which is what fuels my interest in these tiny little engines in the first place.
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