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    Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    Is it because you will get there on time?

    I've noticed that there is more concern with a watch running slow than fast.

    Even the specs lean that way... +6/-4 seconds per day is COSC standard.

    There are a higher average of posts with concerns about watches running slow when it comes to this subject.

    Curious minds want to know....


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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    i do prefer my watch to run fast than slow. just a preference.

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    Running fast or slow isn't really important to me if the variation rate is stable over the years.
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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    Much rather be early than late. Similar idea behind the diver's bezels. Better off thinking you have less time than you really do.

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    It's easier to keep hacking movement in accurate time if it is bit fast. Just pull up the crown every once and a while for a few seconds. That's why I like my watces rather fast than slow.

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by ArticMan View Post
    It's easier to keep hacking movement in accurate time if it is bit fast. Just pull up the crown every once and a while for a few seconds. That's why I like my watces rather fast than slow.
    I have to agree on that. Plus, I find there's something oddly comforting with my watch running too fast rather than slow. And I'll catch my train a minute early not a minute late :)

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    No difference if you think about it. If you know your watch runs a couple seconds slow a day, then when it comes time to reset it put it ahead one minute and in a month it will be dead on. I don't know very many people that have a life-or-death dependency on the absolute exact time. Accuracy is more of an experiment because a mechanical will never be dead on perfect unless extreme luck happens. Plus, if you know how to positionally regulate your watch you can make up any lost time or slow it down overnight.

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    It is easier to set the time if you have a hacking movement. Just pull the crown, wait for the time to catch up and push it back.

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    I don't get bent out of shape if I have a slow watch. I will set it ahead either 30 sec. or 1 minute and will set it again the same way when it slows down enough to become the correct time. Ironically then, the slower watch is the one that's always fast; and the fast watch will spend at least half its life or maybe much more always being behind 1-60 seconds .

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    Re: Running fast seems to be better than running slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post
    Is it because you will get there on time?

    I've noticed that there is more concern with a watch running slow than fast.

    Even the specs lean that way... +6/-4 seconds per day is COSC standard.

    There are a higher average of posts with concerns about watches running slow when it comes to this subject.

    Curious minds want to know....
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    Would you rather get to the airport before or after the flight left?

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