Chopard Mille Miglia

Chopard_MillemigliaJust completed another project watch. Dick’s Mille Miglia date setting was broken and he could not change the date on it. Got the gear replaced and lightly oiled and it is now working fine.

Per this picture, it is running at +6 seconds per day. Whilst this is not ‘good’ for a COSC certified chronometer, I think it is acceptable given that the watch is not worn every day.Chopard_timing

I have had this date setting problem occur in other watches with ETA movements before. To help avoid this happening to your watch, two of the things you should do are:

  • Never change the date manually when the hour hand is about the 9 and 3 mark Adjusting the date with the quick-set can damage the movement in this position.
  • Never wind the hands back beyond the 12-midnight position, this can damage the movement.

Total Project Cost – $110.00 šŸ™‚

3 Comments Posted

    • Bamz,

      My apologies for the slow response. I have been away in the Bahamas and New York on holiday and only just returned yesterday.

      I have not encountered any issue with winding backwards instead of forwards (and have done this when I am sometimes in a hurry).

      My advice though would be to try and avoid doing this as the movement is designed to move forwards and not back so if we do this frequently we could cause something to go wrong and affect the accuracy of the timepiece.

      I hope this answers your question and thank you for reading my blog.



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