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    My Settle/Break in experiment

    Its not 100% scientific i know but.
    I've bought 2 brand new identical watches. The only difference being dial colour combo.
    There both Xezo Air Commando's with miyota 9015 movement's. One is the blue faced dial model no d45-bm, the other white/blue dial version model no d45-ss They both arrived today.
    I wound them both the same and taken initial measurements on my timegrapher.
    Then after 2 hours I've taken more precise measurements and I shall take measurements again tomorrow using the exact same method.

    On initial measurements taken right out the box both had amplitudes of 280 degrees (lift angle 51)
    Then after 2 hours running at full wind both on each wrist (which felt awkward) I fully wound them and taken measurements using exact methodology each time.
    Blue dial. Rate +12spd, Amplitude 288, Beat error 0.0
    Whit/blue dial. Rate +5, Amplitude 285, Beat error 0.1

    Both will be measured at the same time approx 12pm (GMT) tomorrow. Using the same method.

    I'm not wanting to wear 2 watches, so I thought I would alternate between them each day and fully wind them before measurements.

    On another note both watches are stunning imo and a bargain over at Amazon. Pictures and a review thread will be made in due course.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xezo-Unite4.../dp/B00QL72NQK

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QL72C...a-337046064959
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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    I'm always interested in data like these. But what is your research question?

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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    Accuracy is important. Hopefully your watch case shows more love to detail/finish than my Xezo pen.

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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post
    I'm always interested in data like these. But what is your research question?
    To see if such phenomena known as a settle in period exists. Where a new or freshly serviced mechanical watch movement changes its behaviour over a period of time or not.
    Anecdotal evidence suggests the settle in period could be from hours to months.

    I'm going into this with no preconceptions. Although I've personally had watches that have had a small change in behaviour and I've had watches that have been rock solid since the get go.

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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Accuracy is important. Hopefully your watch case shows more love to detail/finish than my Xezo pen.

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    Indeed I seen this pic in another thread. Did you ever receive the pen promised?
    If not that's a poor show. Although I did think they gave a good explanation of the quality failure. The watches seem very good but it's only day, one time will tell (pun intended)

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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    I have a similar testing method with the exception of the timegrapher. Upon receipt of a new watch I generally give it a full wind, set it to a G-Shock radio controlled watch, and then I wear it for a few days. After 4 or 5 days I check it again. If it's still running and within a minute or so of when I set it I'm good. I try to enjoy my watches with as little stress as possible. A few even have some scratches.

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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    So you're going to decide which watch to keep based on precision of the movement vs. looks/appearance on wrist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by themechanicalwatch View Post
    It 100% scientific . . . . on my timegrapher. . . . .
    Who is the manufacturer and what is its model designation?
    Courtesy of ULF.

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    Re: My Settle/Break in experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Who is the manufacturer and what is its model designation?
    I dread telling you.
    It's the famous weishi 1000, with the newer software.
    Had it for a little while and it's proven to be very accurate and very stable, over a pretty wide variation of watches that have now been on there. It's readings don't change from one minute to the next etc.
    I always use the same settings apart from lift angle (of course) and it's always in the same place.
    I feel it's good enough to give an insight into any change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themechanicalwatch View Post
    I dread telling you. . . .


    If not to attempt to confuse and try to perpetrate a fraud on the ignorant what would possibly be the rationale for choosing a trade name so similar to that of Witschi?



    In watch branding this is reminiscent of the Rulex imprint and is as close in badging as it can get to out right fakery.

    Courtesy of ULF.

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