I was thinking the other day about why it is that we are so interested/fascinated/obsessed with watches. It occurred to me that one of the least-discussed attributes of watches in the forums is that we wear them so that WE KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS. That led me to think about what standards we apply to this simple question: "Does my watch tell me what time it is to my satisfaction?" To follow this question, I timed my three favorite mechanical watches for 24 hours. I did not include my quartz pieces because that seemed like a whole different discussion. Here is what I found:
Bathys 100 Fathoms - +40 sec.
IWC Aquatimer -4 sec.
Seiko SBDC007 "Sumo" +2 sec.
The least expensive watch keeps the best time. The Bathys needs regulating. I throw it out there for your comments. Let's hear it.