I want to ask if there's anything wrong with my 5711

Nov 20, 2020,23:44 PM

Since the pandemic, most are working from home incld. me, so not so active in terms of movement other than browsing, eating & sleeping
(still lose abt 9-10 pounds), bit of walking only in the house πŸ˜†
I have found my 5711 lately has been stopping after 2-3 weeks on the wrist. When resetting, I give between 10-20 turns and still would stop after about 3 weeks. When on the wrist, keeps perfect time about -1 to 0 sec/day πŸ‘ I got the watch BNIB in May 2017 and have been wearing almost non stop.
What do you guys think is the problem? Lack of activity? Winding mechanism fail? Before the stay home period, it never stopped.
According to Patek booklet, give around 10 turns before wearing and it will give at least 35 hours.
Thank you in advance!

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Are you saying that an automatic watch stops working while being worn daily?

 By: Lankysudanese : November 20th, 2020-23:49
That’s very unusual, indeed. Hopefully you have a nearby Patek AD with in-house watchmaker who can examine the watch

Yes! But it never stopped before stay home period

 By: Rei : November 20th, 2020-23:57
Don't think there's an in house watchmaker in Patek AD here, thanks!

Your wrist movement patterns must be very different (from pre-lockdown)

 By: Lankysudanese : November 21st, 2020-00:50
Do you have a winder? That may be one way to prove that hypothesis. If it doesn’t stop after 24 hours of a full automatic wind, then you’ll just have to wear it when you run on the treadmill 😝

When resetting the watch each time, it continues to run

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-01:06
for a few weeks then it is behind, say 30 min but still runs meaning it stops for a while before my wrist movement reactivates it? That's my theory but I don't know either πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ hope that's the only issue, not the mov't. How do I know it's fully wound? 20... 

I am just puzzled why it would stop after few weeks on the wrist, then moves again after

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-04:55
I give it a shake it. Maybe I haven't wound it enough with my activity now. I am trying to let it run and stop first b4 putting it on again. Makes sense? Thanks

I would take it in for service

 By: Fastwong : November 21st, 2020-05:26
I don't know what the problem is but that started happening with one of my watches. After about a year it eventually stopped altogether a donut was service time....

Ooh, was it a Nautilus/Patek too?

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-05:36
I will try again before deciding cause I need to bring it to Singapore service ctr and now we cannot travel overseas πŸ˜•

Looks like service might be a serious option here too. After thinking about...

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 21st, 2020-05:43
My dad’s watch exhibited similar behaviour last year and brought it for service...was the winding mechanism...

Ok thanks 4 the info

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-06:20
πŸ‘Œ Was your dad's watch a Patek too?

Thank you

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-07:26
Since I cannot visit Patek SC, will try to reset and manually wind fully and see if same issue after 3 weeks 🀞 If yes then off to SC

Good luck and keep us posted

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 21st, 2020-07:28

Sure! many thanks guys

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-07:57


 By: Rei : November 22nd, 2020-20:53
I let the watch run till it stopped. Tried to reset and wind it for 40 times and the second hand wouldn't move if you tilt it to the right w/ the crown open, I had to shake/move the crown to move it again, clearly something wrong with the movement 😣 Have ... 

Oh no! Probably best for service anyway! Good luck

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 23rd, 2020-04:08

My guess is your watch is absolutely fine and that your activity level is the issue 😊. Specifically, that with reduced activity/wrist movement

 By: patekova : November 21st, 2020-09:18
because of the pandemic, you on the cusp of the minimum wrist movement to keep it running and sometimes you are just under that threshold. I would not rush to get it serviced. More activity or just help it out by winding it a bit. Best, Patekova

Thanks for the tips!

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-09:35
I will try it and monitor again πŸ™

Thank you!

 By: Rei : November 21st, 2020-09:37
Hope to get a 2nd Patek next year 😊

Similar problem with my 3940.

 By: U3O8 : November 22nd, 2020-18:48
Works great. Even on a winder. But every so often, it stops at 11:25 PM. Stops completely. On the winder. Or, it stops for a period and then starts again. If it is stopped and I take it off the winder, all it needs is a couple of turns on the crown. I ask... 

Sounds similar although 5711 is different cal./simpler watch

 By: Rei : November 22nd, 2020-19:21
Mine usually stops after few weeks after resetting for abt 20-30 min in the afternoon before resuming after I move my hand again. So far my guess is it is not storing enough power cause I usually stay home 99%, or there's really something wrong (hope not)...