Has anybody else had problems with Ronda 715/715Li movements? I've had several watches with these movements and all of them have had issues. Below are the details of my experiences. Are these flukes? Or is this what can be expected from these movements? What about ETA quartz? Any issues there?
- Aug. 2017 - I purchased a watch with the Ronda 715Li movement. When it arrived, I quickly set the watch to the correct time and it immediately started skipping 4 seconds at a time as if the battery was low. It may have just been the battery and might have been an easy fix, but I didn't want to deal with it. For the amount of money I spent on the watch, I expected more. I returned the watch for a full refund.
- Sept. 2017 - I purchased watch with Ronda 715 movement. The second hand "bounced" when it moved from one second to another instead of "snapping" in place. Additionally, the second hand seemed to move backwards slightly right before it moved forward.
- Sept. 2017 - I returned the above watch and the replacement watch I was sent had the same exact issues. I quickly returned that for a full refund.
- Dec. 2017 - I found another watch I liked that happened to have a Ronda 715 movement so I took another chance. At first I really liked the watch, but then I noticed it had what I considered to be too much play in the hands when setting the watch. I understand a little play, but this seemed excessive. Consequently, I sold this watch as I was past the return window.
Lest it seems like I am too picky, my watch collection currently includes 1 automatic, 1 quartz Ronda 515, 2 citizen Ecodrives, 1 seiko quartz radio control, and 1 Miyota quartz with 10 year battery. None of these watches have the "bounce" or play in the hands that the Ronda 715's had. What would you recommend for a high quality quartz movement? Specifically I'm looking for a quartz diver.
Thanks in advance. I look forward to reading your experiences and recommendations.