7s26 vs. 7s36

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    7s26 vs. 7s36

    Is the 7s36 movement any better/more accurate than the 7s26? Do the extra jewels make a difference?
    Does the date change over any faster? I used to work the night shift with my skx007, and it would drive me crazy how it took an hour to change the day and date.
    What about the 7s35 in the samurai? does losing the day display make the watch run any differently, or is it just for asthetics?
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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    No.

    AFAIK the 7S35, 7S36 are still made in Japan whereas the 7S26 are made in other countries, one of them being Singapore.

    Guys, correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    The 7S26 is made both inside and outside of Japan, and you can tell by the model number of the watch. Regardless, there is no difference what so ever in accuracy or reliability between the 7S26 (21 jewels) and the 7S36 (23 jewels).

    Here is a great article on the two movements:

    7S26 Vs. 7S36
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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    the 7s26 & 7s36 (and their date-only even number counterparts) are practically identical. the inly difference woth noting is that the 7s3__ models have and additional 2 non-working jewels. whether the movement is made in japan or not, it will still be manufactured by seiko, so I would not worry about quality. These things do come unregulated so if you have a problem with it's time keeping either return it to the seller or have a watchmaker adjust it for you.

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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    Quote Originally Posted by Isthmus
    the 7s26 & 7s36 (and their date-only even number counterparts) are practically identical. the inly difference woth noting is that the 7s3__ models have and additional 2 non-working jewels. whether the movement is made in japan or not, it will still be manufactured by seiko, so I would not worry about quality. These things do come unregulated so if you have a problem with it's time keeping either return it to the seller or have a watchmaker adjust it for you.
    I thought watch movements could not be labeled with non-working jewel counts.

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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    Quote Originally Posted by Isthmus
    the only difference woth noting is that the 7s3__ models have and additional 2 non-working jewels.
    that's what i heard

    if that's case, then the improvement is not significant at all.

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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    There is a comparo between the movements somewhere in which they were dismateled to it's components to see what the differences were. I beleive it was done by timezone, but don't quote me on that. google it and it should appear. yes the 2 additional jewels don't do anything. otherwise the movements are identical.

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    Re: 7s26 vs. 7s36

    Quote Originally Posted by Isthmus
    There is a comparo between the movements somewhere in which they were dismateled to it's components to see what the differences were. I beleive it was done by timezone, but don't quote me on that. google it and it should appear. yes the 2 additional jewels don't do anything. otherwise the movements are identical.
    Take a look five posts up; I gave the link there!
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