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Rolex 18038 skipping a day!?!

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Recently my 18038 is skipping a date, for instance today is the 27, but it jumped to the 28th, tomorrow it will jump to the 30th instead of the 29th. Was it set wrongand there is an easily solution or is it time to get it serviced?

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The calendar jumper spring maybe too strongly adjusted or the calender holding spring maybe too weak or broken or out of place either way have it looked at because if it gets out of place things may grind to a halt. Rikki

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The 18038 Model is a 3055 calibre and the calendar discs actually sit on top of each other so if one is slightly warped or bent it can cause the underlying date wheel to skip along more than it should. It could also have picked up some errant oil causing the calendar wheels to stick together. First have a professional look at it and have the discs checked for bends or warpage if nothing found have them dipped in naptha benzene which will remove any surface contamination. Next check the yoke spring for proper tension and the stop clicks for the same. This model is difficult to test the calendars with the dial off because there is nothing to hold them in place except the dial, so it's trial and error till you get the tensions right. Takes time to make the adjustments. That's the short version there's more but would have to see the watch to make a correct diagnosis. Rikki

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