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    No single watch is 100% accurate, I learned...

    Since I started with this obsession for watches I learned that no single watch in the world is 100% accurate.

    Do you agree with this article I found:

    Chronocentric: Accuracy of Fine Wristwatches

    I think that even a COSC certified watch can ex. gain 5sec/day, it will be 1Minute off in 12 days!!!

    An atomic clock might be 100% accurate so a radio-controlled quartz syncing with it every night might become close to perfection!

    Please let me know what you think about the above article and your experience!

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    Bruno in Belgium

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    How a watch looks is far more important to me than how accurate it is. Perhaps it shouldn’t be but it is.
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    Re: No single watch is 100% accurate, I learned...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunoGeuth View Post
    Since I started with this obsession for watches I learned that no single watch in the world is 100% accurate.

    Do you agree with this article I found:

    Chronocentric: Accuracy of Fine Wristwatches

    I think that even a COSC certified watch can ex. gain 5sec/day, it will be 1Minute off in 12 days!!!

    An atomic clock might be 100% accurate so a radio-controlled quartz syncing with it every night might become close to perfection!

    Please let me know what you think about the above article and your experience!

    Thanks,
    Bruno in Belgium
    Atomic clock is neither 100% accurate. Measuring something is never 100% accurate.
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    Re: No single watch is 100% accurate, I learned...

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    How a watch looks is far more important to me than how accurate it is. Perhaps it shouldn’t be but it is.
    This - There is nothing in my life that requires the long term accuracy of a radio controlled quartz movement. Even if there was, I'd probably just get a radio control watch for when I do need it and an auto for everything else.
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    Re: No single watch is 100% accurate, I learned...

    Sorry but I don't see anything new or interesting in that article that we don't all already know.
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    Re: No single watch is 100% accurate, I learned...

    Nothing is 100%.

    Some folks are not even sure kids they raise is 100% theirs. Sometimes they look like their close friends or neighbors next door.
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    Re: No single watch is 100% accurate, I learned...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunoGeuth View Post
    I think that even a COSC certified watch can ex. gain 5sec/day, it will be 1Minute off in 12 days!!!
    your reasoning is not 100% accurate. Firstly, COSC is Average daily rate: −4/+6
    Secondly, that is the maximum allowable daily rate. Most of them sit around +/- 2 or 3 a day.
    Most owners will unconsciously (or not) lie their watches in a way that will cancel out the gain or negate the loss.

    My non COSC watch gains 5s a day on the wrist but every night it loses those 5 seconds.
    “If we could be satisfied with anything, we should have been satisfied long ago.”
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    This isn’t news
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