I guess I totally missed the jibe from the other contributor and I imagine your response was all in good humor.
Sorry about getting my back up. I've been on forums with snotty people and had to endure people saying snotty things about brands that I liked so I wanted to cut that out in this thread at least.
Despite the recent drama (which I know little or nothing about), the SCO forum seems to be largely devoid of that garbage.
BTW, I also own two Seikos and I really like them (although they are 19-year-old and 16-year-old Quartz datejust style watches).
However, I'm really impressed with this Orient so far. The QC seems to have been excellent on my watch at least.
Last edited by Tom3; January 17th, 2010 at 00:34.
My apologies. I didn't mean to be snotty. I have 10 Seikos and 6 Orients autos and love them all. Accuracy is something (IMHO) that Orient has a upper hand. I am not saying Seiko are inferior and they are definitely better in other aspects.
Last edited by fungus; January 18th, 2010 at 16:54. Reason: typo
cool, 11s in a week,
my mako has 1 minute over a week, and i'm still amaze :)
And it keeps on keeping on -- it's now +13 for 10 days. Amazing!
Out of the 4 makos I've owned, one was consistently -30 seconds a day...the other three were all +6-8 per day. The first one was probably used as a football in an impromptu warehouse game during someone's breaktime.
how far off does it need to be before it is considered "inaccurate" ?
I recently got an Orient CFA05002b and I am noticing that it is much further off than the numbers I see others reporting. It's not so much that I would deem this watch to be inaccurate, but it's enough to make the watch require adjusting every few days.
I've had 3 Orients (all purchased from LongIsland) and 3 Seikos with 7s26 movement. The Orients were all more accurate out of the box than the the 7s26's. I do suspect the Orients are regulated at the factory. Just wish their dress watches were a little bigger.
bought two makos, one cem75001b and one ladies watch from Orient this Xmas. All but the ladies is within +3/-3. Unbelieveable, especially considering I paid less for all three than my sumo! Sad part, the sumo is so far -9/10 daily (insert disappointed face here). I can't think of an auto that compares for the $$, if so, let me know!
As far as "typical" accuracy for an automatic, my Orient is not typical of affordable mechanical watches. As I said earlier, it's blowing the two Invicta Pro Divers with Miyotas (good workhorse movements made by Citizen) that I have. In fact, the two Miyota watches are quite dissimilar themselves in accuracy, one is +18 per day over the last year and the other is around +9 or so over the two and a half months I've owned it. (I think my newer Miyota may only be running +5 or so but I haven't tracked it carefully over the last month or so.)
The accuracy of my Miyotas (unadjusted from the factory) is much more typical for affordable non-COSC mechanical watches. Unless your watch is running +/- 25 or 30, then it's fine. Just wear it and let it run continously for four weeks or so. That will allow the movement to settle in and you'll be able to have a reliable baseline for your watch's accuracy.
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