Following Automatic Watches - Accuracy Page 2

  • TenMinJoe 20 Jan 2011 17:11:19 80 posts
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    Speaking clock is accurate but expensive - a site like this one should be okay.
  • MrSemprini 20 Jan 2011 17:11:33 9,671 posts
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    You don't buy automatic or manual wind watches for accuracy, they are a piece of engineering. It sounds like you have a standard 2824 movement, non COSC certified, which means it will generally be +- 12 seconds per day. It will need servicing every 4 years or so too.

    If all you wanted was accuracy, a radio controlled (atomic) one would have been a better choice.
  • RyanDS 20 Jan 2011 17:13:03 12,947 posts
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    Cheers folks. Watch is now synchronised.

    /never even thought to check this sort of thing before.
  • Load_2.0 20 Jan 2011 17:14:16 30,330 posts
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    It is a Valjoux 7750 (ETA 7750) it has a daily variation of +/-5 seconds/day.
  • gamingdave 20 Jan 2011 17:14:28 4,840 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    gamingdave wrote:
    Well it houses a ETA 2824-2

    LIES!

    Well I assumed it wasnt the chrono version, and hence would house a 2824.
  • MrSemprini 20 Jan 2011 17:15:23 9,671 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    gamingdave wrote:
    Well it houses a ETA 2824-2

    LIES!

    He didn't specify a type of Jazzmaster. They appear to come in 2824, 2892 and 7750 flavours.
  • gamingdave 20 Jan 2011 17:16:12 4,840 posts
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    I always set my watches at http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/, but then I normally only wear the same watch for a couple of days then change to another one.
  • MrSemprini 20 Jan 2011 17:19:36 9,671 posts
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    gamingdave wrote:
    I always set my watches at http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/, but then I normally only wear the same watch for a couple of days then change to another one.

    My NOMOS appears to be an acceptable 6 seconds fast. Gawd bless you wonderful German engineers.
  • Load_2.0 20 Jan 2011 17:20:00 30,330 posts
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    I demand the OP pulls apart his watch casing and examines the markings to clarify the model.
  • gamingdave 20 Jan 2011 17:22:26 4,840 posts
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    MrSemprini wrote:
    gamingdave wrote:
    I always set my watches at http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/, but then I normally only wear the same watch for a couple of days then change to another one.

    My NOMOS appears to be an acceptable 6 seconds fast. Gawd bless you wonderful German engineers.

    Very nice, todays Seiko appears to be bang on, and hasnt been set for a couple of months. But then it does house a 7A28 which is stupidly reliable.
  • TenMinJoe 20 Jan 2011 17:28:06 80 posts
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    Since we have uncovered a hidden seam of hitherto unknown chronogeeks - would anyone like to recommend me a watch? Cheap-but-good, atomic clock-synching, analogue face, metal bracelet? (feel free to tell me to do my own research but it seems like some of you are genuinely into this stuff).
  • Load_2.0 20 Jan 2011 17:30:05 30,330 posts
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    price range?
  • TenMinJoe 20 Jan 2011 17:31:01 80 posts
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    Like... £100? (no idea if that's unreasonable or not)
  • MrSemprini 20 Jan 2011 17:31:10 9,671 posts
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    The Citizen Eco Drive range is worth looking at. Depends what you mean by cheap really. Casio G Shocks for something a little more affordable. They do a Waveceptor range too which may interest you.
  • TenMinJoe 20 Jan 2011 17:32:09 80 posts
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    also: I have thin girly wrists so I can't really wear one of those satellite-dish sized things you can get.
  • MrSemprini 20 Jan 2011 17:36:16 9,671 posts
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    If you want to man the fuck up and get a proper watch, these are on my list in order of price:

    Stowa Chrono
    Dornbleuth 99.1
    IWC Portuguese
    A Lange & Sohn Grand Saxonia

    The latter only being achievable with the help of a substantial lottery win.
  • Load_2.0 20 Jan 2011 17:39:15 30,330 posts
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    Yeah probably a waveceptor, I don't know much about the radiowave watches. But they do a big range with different styles.
  • jellyhead 20 Jan 2011 17:42:38 24,346 posts
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    TenMinJoe wrote:
    also: I have thin girly wrists so I can't really wear one of those satellite-dish sized things you can get.
    Same here.
    There's a bunch of vintage watches i really like but couldn't wear because it'd look like i'd stuck a wall clock on my wrist :(
  • Deleted user 20 January 2011 17:52:02
    MrSemprini wrote:
    You don't buy automatic or manual wind watches for accuracy, they are a piece of engineering. It sounds like you have a standard 2824 movement, non COSC certified, which means it will generally be +- 12 seconds per day. It will need servicing every 4 years or so too.

    If all you wanted was accuracy, a radio controlled (atomic) one would have been a better choice.
    I know that I was just wanting to know by how much out was acceptable tbh. No point me having the watch replaced for another if +8 is on the good side for automatic watches! I didn't know about the servicing part though so thanks for that!

    MrSemprini wrote:
    gamingdave wrote:
    I always set my watches at http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.co.uk/, but then I normally only wear the same watch for a couple of days then change to another one.

    My NOMOS
    Nice!
  • Deleted user 20 January 2011 17:52:49
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Am I the only one who's a little bit scared of mowgli since learning that he worked out his watch gains 8 seconds a day?
    :D
  • Deleted user 20 January 2011 17:57:00
    Surely if these automatic watches were accurate, and didn’t slowly lose time, then they would be infinite perpetual motion machines, and effectively solving all the world’s energy problems?
  • jellyhead 20 Jan 2011 17:59:51 24,346 posts
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    So you're saying they make them innacurate deliberately? It's a conspiracy!

    :)
  • Deleted user 20 January 2011 18:01:04
    Damn those Arabs.
  • Deleted user 20 January 2011 18:05:18
    MrSemprini wrote:
    Stowa Chrono

    really covet a stowa marine automatic. maybe come bonus time
  • Load_2.0 20 Jan 2011 18:05:30 30,330 posts
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    Speaking of Arabs and watches, the coolest antiques roadshow I have seen featured the wristwatch worn by Thomas Edward Lawrence, AKA Lawrence of Arabia. (An Omega Chronograph)

    I would like to own that watch.
  • gamingdave 20 Jan 2011 18:06:25 4,840 posts
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    MrSemprini wrote:
    If you want to man the fuck up and get a proper watch, these are on my list in order of price:

    Stowa Chrono
    Dornbleuth 99.1
    IWC Portuguese
    A Lange & Sohn Grand Saxonia

    The latter only being achievable with the help of a substantial lottery win.

    Mmmm Dornbleuth! Been very close to ordering one a couple of times, but think I should wait for my 40th for that one. The Portuguese is a cracking choice but this is the only IWC for me (apart from maybe an old Aquatimer some day).

    People with little wrists shouldn't worry. Mine are small at 6.2inches, but all of these fit fine, though a couple do sit rather large.
  • Load_2.0 20 Jan 2011 18:09:54 30,330 posts
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    Nice collection, always wanted a speedmaster but brought the sea master pro.

    I can't justify any more watches for a while.
  • Deleted user 20 January 2011 18:13:47
    I'm currently rocking this bad boy.

    I want to get an elastic metal strap for it though. The original mings.
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