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Previously accurate Seiko dive watch suddenly gaining 1-2 hrs/day

After a year of good accuracy, my Seiko dive watch is running 1-2 hours fast per day. Any idea what could cause such a dramatic change? Watch has not been dropped, smacked, or otherwise traumatized.

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If your watch caliber is 7s26b(look at the case back plate)is a usual problem of those calibers!the hair spring stuck somehow and the watch runs!a seiko authorized sevice center can help you!dont let anybody else magician to ruin your watch!is a routine repair for someone with knowledge and support from seiko!

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