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    Cool Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    I have several automatics which are non hacking and I'll set the time so it's within a minute of the actual time, usually ahead.

    Am am I missing something?

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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    Accuracy is only was important as it is to the wearer. Personally, I find non-hacking movements a bit irksome, but I would deal with it for the right watch...
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    Sometimes I care about it sometimes I don't! So to me, nope it's not important!

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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    It's nice to have.

    Also, it genuinely helps if you want to take a long-exposure shot of the watch (maybe to make the lume glow seem much brighter than it really is, or any other effects) without seconds hand turning into a pie-section. Or just to make it easier to get that "standard" 10:08:37 handset position for "ad-picture" look.
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    Nice to have but not a necessity, never concerned about accuracy all that much anyway . . .
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    Hacking is great although you will have to give it up with a few ultra-high end brands. I think I prefer the instantaneous seconds reset pushers (which zeroes out the seconds as if it were a flyback chronograph) though as I find them a bit more convenient. I am a bit obsessed with accuracy, however.
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    All up to you. If it doesn't worry you then just relax - you're better off that way
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradjhomes View Post
    All up to you. If it doesn't worry you then just relax - you're better off that way
    I agree - let it ride, baby, let it ride.
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    It's important only to people who have an OCD.

    I like and require precision, but I don't demand it when it comes to mechanical watches for OCD reasons.

    Within one minute (+) will do me. So hacking is really over-rated.
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    Re: Hacking, I'm not on a tight schedule so is it really important?

    I don't really care about hacking, especially since all of my non-hacking watches all "backhacking" anyway. My bigger issue is that low-end nonhacking movements usually aren't winding either. I like to be able to wind my watches for when I won't have them on my wrist enough to keep things going.
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