Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

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  • 18000

    10 20.83%
  • 19800

    1 2.08%
  • 21600

    4 8.33%
  • 25200

    1 2.08%
  • 28800

    22 45.83%
  • 36000

    10 20.83%
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    Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    And which one do you like the best regarding reliability and timekeeping?

    21600 gets my vote. I like the slower speed but yet a smooth seconds hand. The ticking is comforting.
    Last edited by Bomfunk; October 24th, 2013 at 13:02. Reason: Added my vote

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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    36,000 is the one that appeals to me the most.

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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    28800 because anything faster will have shorter service intervals and generally cost more for each service.

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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    28,800 and above for central seconds.
    21,600 and above for sub seconds.

    Anything slower is noticeable to me
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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    I like the 36k in GrandSeiko Hi-Beat from the technical aspect. But when i heard it, it doesn't sound as nice as the 21k BPH watches. I love the ticking where each tick sort of resonates a bit. With 36k, each beat is sort of cut off before it has the chance to resonate. Do like the smoother second hand motion though...
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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    A few years ago, this would be the kind of neurotic question I'd have scoffed at. Now I say 28,800. But it's not a deal breaker.
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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    Tinnitus....Haven't heard a watch tick since '68.....For the sweep of the second hand, don't really care...
    unless it stops.
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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    I picked 28,800 because I like the smooth sweep of the seconds hand. While I'd love to own A Grand Seiko Hibeat I think 28,800 is sufficient for the smoothness of the sweep and accuracy. 21,600 certainly isn't a deal-breaker for me if I like the watch. Besides I do happen to like the discernible tick from a 21,600.
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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    I like 18,000 the best. But a watch's bph is not a deciding factor when mulling over a potential purchase.

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    Re: Which BPH is the most soothing to you?

    This would have meant nothing to me a month ago, but I recently acquired an el Primero 36'000 vph, and my lord! Now all of my other watches, both central and sub seconds are noticeable. Will it ever be a reason for buying or not buying an otherwise awesome piece? No, but it certainly is a beauty to look at.
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