That's why I prefer my Omegas over Rolex for day-to-day wear. For more formal occasions nothing tops my Patek Philippe Calatrava.Have a similar story. Bought new, kept gaining seconds. The jeweler, was a friend and, sent it back for correction 4x. The 4th time he told me that the factory rep told him to tell me that a Rolex was a Chronometer, and if i wanted a watch that told perfect time to buy a Timex!!!