This is just a tribute.
Be thankful that Casio is still including the trimmer screw in the movement so that you have to option to regulate it closer to zero if you desire. This is not a common feature in a quartz watch at this price. Even so, it still won't perform as good as the high end quartz as it will be sensitive to temperature changes.
And there is way more to a watch than just something to tell the time. It all depends on your priorities. How much are you willing to pay for the features you want. What features are you willing to give up for the ones you want because no single model has it all.
An ordinary quartz watch is accurate enough for all practical purposes, just as a car that can do 100mph is fast enough for all practical purposes. We can pursue 'ultimates' in many things but they're of little consequence in the real world.
I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...
this idea is mostly fun fantasy, but i'd like to see a new g-shock feature temperature compensated timekeeping. i don't know how much physical space this requires. there's a semi-recent picture that i saw somewhere on wus where we see the interior of a compensated citizen, and it seems that the module to accomplish this was sizable. but what a neat thing for casio to consider adding to a more expensive watch. maybe casio could design it with a 'traveler' theme, for those wearers who are out of radio sync range often. or for those 'extreme' users who one day trek through snow and the next desert peaks, and the next, moutain tops.
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I just wish atomic reception or signal would improve where it would work all the time in all locations. At work I am surrounded by RC wall clocks that are completely pointless because nearly all of them can't get a signal through all the concrete. Can't really move them around like a watch.
my MTG1000 (with radio off) is good for +2-3 seconds in a week. not spectacular, but certainly good enough for a watch that sets itself every night.
for comparison, my Luminox (swiss quartz) gains about 1.3-1.5 seconds per MONTH.
High F, well the +-20s/y applies only to Seiko 8Fxx. The watch must be worn >8-12 hours per day though.
TC, well, the standard spec is +-10s/y or +-5s/y according to the movement specs. However, they don't mean the same thing. It varies according to manufacturer in terms of the conditions under which they're spec-ed. Breitling warranties their SQ to +-15s/y (although they use Thermoline spec-ed to +-10), while the 2001 COSC quartz standard demands an average at 23 C to better +-25.5s/y. There are of course further timing specs to be met at 8 and 38 C but I shan't bore you further.
So the caveat is this. When it comes to quartz accuracy, temperature MUST be taken into consideration. It is quite meaningless to say +-15s/m, for e.g. without quoting the T range for which it's valid. It is also equally meaningless to say nobody needs a TC when my $5 cheapie was fast/slow by 5 seconds last year.
Last edited by RPF; August 25th, 2009 at 08:27.
Whow. Is it possible to adjust G-Shock manualy? Seriously? Can I do it myself. Are there any pics how to do that?
And talking about money/feature+accuracy issue...
I bought expensive automatic watch having sacrified features and accuracy just because I love and always dreamed of hi-end mechanic watch.
And when I need features I use my Casio and if I need accuracy - I will radio Casio and then adjust them Right?
Look here for adjusting a basic G:
The vast majority of mechanical watches don't have the accuracy of your Breitling's 1 sec/day.
Most mechanical watches will gain or lose a lot more seconds than that per day...more like about 10 sec./day (except on internet forums where everyone's mechanical watch has an accuracy of +/- 1 to 3 seconds/day ).
And at 10 seconds per day you'll be off about a minute every week, about 5 minutes off per month, about 1 hour off every year.
But the average quartz watch is only going to be off about 15 seconds per month, about 3 minutes per year.
In 10 years time the mechanical would be off about 10 hours, while the quartz would only be off about 30 minutes.
30 minutes +/- off every 10 years.
I can live with that.
Last edited by neveronmonday; August 25th, 2009 at 03:41.
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