Advice requested: Date not advancing.
I’m new to the group, but have been using the website for a while. This is a great resource. I’ve got a few Bulova watches that I need to get listed.
But I have a question and could use some advice.
I purchased a Caravelle automatic dive watch from eBay. The description said that it worked, but had not been timed for accuracy. I was OK with that because it looked really nice for a watch that was 48 years old. After it arrived, I set the time and it’s been working fine — it maybe lost 2 minutes in the first day. However, the date does not properly advance. If I advance the time past midnight, the date just barely budges. I advanced the time past midnight about 10 times, and it very slowly advanced about one day during that.
Is this an easy repair? I am guessing that if this needs work, it’s probably also due for regular maintenance. Is there any harm that would come to the watch by continuing to use it and just ignoring the date until I get it repaired?
I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.