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    New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    hello guys, just wanted to say hi. I've been lingering around for a bit and decided to sign up since I'm on this site a lot. As a g-shock owner since many years ago, I decided to step up to an autmatic watch. Love it so far! A question I had is why does autmatic watch run faster when they are not being worn? They are around +2 a day when worn, but can go up to +6 a day if they arn't worn for most of the day.
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    Pretty much all mechanical movements display a measurable positional rate variation (apart from temperature rate variations). Quite a few movements run the fastest in the "dial up" position and slowest in the "crown up" position. The state of wind of the watch mainspring also affects timekeeping rate.

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    hello guys, just wanted to say hi. I've been lingering around for a bit and decided to sign up since I'm on this site a lot. As a g-shock owner since many years ago, I decided to step up to an autmatic watch. Love it so far! A question I had is why does autmatic watch run faster when they are not being worn? They are around +2 a day when worn, but can go up to +6 a day if they arn't worn for most of the day.
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    Any pics?
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    Re: New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchyman View Post
    Any pics?
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    Re: New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    Welcome to Watchuseek! I'll echo the earlier requests: do you have any photos of your new watch that you can share? We always enjoy looking at what others have been fortunate to acquire...and sometimes it gives us ideas for our next purchases! Several of the watches in my collection were added after I saw photos and read reviews of them here.

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    Re: New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    Welcome~The Victorinox is good choice for starters!

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    Re: New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    Quote Originally Posted by v76 View Post
    Pretty much all mechanical movements display a measurable positional rate variation (apart from temperature rate variations). Quite a few movements run the fastest in the "dial up" position and slowest in the "crown up" position. The state of wind of the watch mainspring also affects timekeeping rate.
    WOW, I did not know this, thanks.

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    Re: New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    Glad you decided to stay a while, enjoy the forum and your new Swiss Army.

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    Re: New member! With a victorinox chronopro

    Hello, and welcome!

    I would just echo what v76 says...most mechanical watches have some positional variances in there accuracy. When you are wearing the watch, it is not always in the same position, so the variances balance out each other more then when the watch is stationary in the box or wherever. If your watch runs +6 dial up and +2 on the wrist, that probably means that it is running a few seconds slow in the crown-up or 6-up position. If you keep the watch well wound, it might be worth it to check the watch accuracy when stored in various positions, that way you can sort of "regulate" the watch when not being worn.
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