I have a white dial Orient Saturation Diver ($1K) that I really love the look of and it fits my wrist extremely comfortably. My only issue: since it was new this past February it loses ~15 spd if I wear it 24/7. If I lay it face down it keeps perfect time. No position allows it to gain time. I'd rather wear it than keep it face down and I sleep with my watches on.
I've been sitting on an Orient service request form for about 5 months trying to see if I could overcome the mental hurdle of owning a watch that loses such time... but I find myself looking at it fondly then putting it back in the watch case. I know some have no issue with watches that gain or lose a fair amount of time daily because they rotate watches daily. I tend to wear a watch for a week or more at a time and I'm just bothered by a watch that loses a minute every 4 days.
If one reads the warranty fine print it refers to "the accuracy test" related to having the watch on its back for 24 hours... in which case it falls within the allotted variance. I'm not sure my situation will be accepted as a warranty claim but at this point don't care. Because it is a 300M water resistant watch Orient will only service it in Japan and the turn-around time is 2 months. I've thought about flipping it but I like the watch and I want to own it, I just want it 10+ spd more accurate when I wear it all day and night. The good news is when I do wear it it is almost always 15 spd slow so I think with the right regulation it could become a star performer for me.
How have others dealt with such a watch accuracy challenge?