Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts
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    Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts

    Just 5 minutes ago I had a revelation. I wound my Japanese-made Orient EM78 last night at around 9pm and checked it against a Miyota-powered quartz at 4pm. Since then it has gained 2.5s. In fact after 12 hours stored crown down it had gained only 1s. But after checking the actual time against time.is I realised both watches were out by about 30s. How to setup the EM78? It can't backhack as it is fully wound (after conscientious brandy-swirling).
    Aha!
    Forget all about the pesky second hand and set the minute hand to the correct time.
    Now I have no need to look at the second hand at all.
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    Re: Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts

    I just reach in there and grab the balance.
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    Re: Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts

    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenM View Post
    I just reach in there and grab the balance.

    It's dangerous as the balance swings at high speed, make sure you wear some protective glove

    For reference only

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    Re: Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts

    I did try to slow it down using my psychokinetic powers, but all the light bulbs exploded and my fridge door started opening and closing violently.

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    Re: Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts

    ^Lol

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    Re: Doh! Sudden revelation on how to set up non-hacking mvts

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Steve View Post
    Just 5 minutes ago I had a revelation. I wound my Japanese-made Orient EM78 last night at around 9pm and checked it against a Miyota-powered quartz at 4pm. Since then it has gained 2.5s. In fact after 12 hours stored crown down it had gained only 1s. But after checking the actual time against time.is I realised both watches were out by about 30s. How to setup the EM78? It can't backhack as it is fully wound (after conscientious brandy-swirling).
    Aha!
    Forget all about the pesky second hand and set the minute hand to the correct time.
    Now I have no need to look at the second hand at all.
    I don't understand?!

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