How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

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  • Once a month

    14 45.16%
  • Once every 2 or 3 months

    8 25.81%
  • When it is time to activate DST(daylight savings adjustment)

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  • Once a year, or until I change the battery!

    4 12.90%

Thread: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

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    How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    Having reset my G - shocks (non-atomics) to a bench mark time about a month ago, I have begun to notice that the watches are no longer in sync.

    Basically the results are as posted in the accuracy thread varying with models. Though they have not reached the +-15 seconds, one is about 10 or 11 seconds ahead.

    I just want to find out, how often you would reset your non atomic G shocks to the correct time?

    I really have a great urge to calibrate them, but I feel like I would be as obsessed as a Philias Fogg trying to set my watch every day. I don't have to go round the world in 80 days. Though automatic analog owners maybe excused for doing so.
    Last edited by BIG G; November 20th, 2007 at 04:52.

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    No option for me

    I set mine at least once/week - it's easy to sync with the large radio controlled clock on the wall in the living room.

    I know, I know - it just makes me feel better to know everything is "in sync," OK?


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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    I set my G-Shocks a minute faster than atomic time, and see how they rate after a week or two.

    Its wierd when taking pics of the watches and the times are not synched, looks funny.

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by ultramanpat View Post
    I set my G-Shocks a minute faster than atomic time....


    why would you do that?


    regards, holger

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post


    why would you do that?


    regards, holger

    Hi Holger,

    I'm used to it, been like this since I started collecting mechanicals, one minute faster for the G-Shocks is still acceptable for me, as I want all of them digitals to be within that range, and I'll know for certain when the +/- 15 sec thing is obvious, and can re-set them at one go.

    If I had them spot-on with the atomics, it will be a while before I discover I'm slower, as I don't observe the digitals' timing at home so often.

    Wierd habit, I know.

    Automatics tend to be all over the place sometimes, so a big reason I started on G-Shocks was the fuss-free, no winding, pick-up and wear advantage.

    Manual wind mechanicals are a fave of mine as well.

    Regards,
    Patrick
    Last edited by ultramanpat; November 20th, 2007 at 07:35.

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    No option actually matches my calibration interval. Before having an atomic G, I used set them pretty infrequently, say every few month. But since having accurate time, I tend to adjust them about every 1-2 weeks.

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    No option for me

    I set mine at least once/week - it's easy to sync with the large radio controlled clock on the wall in the living room.

    I know, I know - it just makes me feel better to know everything is "in sync," OK?

    I know how you feel, its alright I am getting a very strong urge to reset the watch hitting the +15 seconds, on the other hand, I feel one minute off and faster does not make too much of a difference, after all I used to depend on analog clocks and my handphone before.

    Just curious to know what is the tolerance of Watch u seek members for deviation in seconds, seems as though from the posts, watch u seek members across the various forums will strive for horological accuracy. And specifically how often would we have to do so for those of us that wear a non atomic G shock regularly.

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    I don't calibrate time.....

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    I set mine whenever they come out of the box for their turn in my weekly rotation cycle.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: How often do you set/calibrate the time for non- Atomic G-shocks

    About once a fortnight, or when I'm bored.
    "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." C S Lewis

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