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    What inaccuracy can you live with?

    Why would I not be bothered with a £12k IWC Big Pilot normatively gaining 15seconds a day yet be annoyed by a Digi-radio-solar if it was out a second a day? What does that say about this hobby?

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    Edit: to clarify - I dont own an IWC, but been thinking of getting one if the Rolex Sports never arrive
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    Cause you don't have either watch.

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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    It depends on what I spent on the watch. I have different expectations from my Omega SMP than from my Seiko Samurai. But if I were REALLY honest with myself, I'd admit that it doesn't matter. I have a lot of automatic watches that I rotate and no winders, so by the time a watch comes up again, it's usually dead and has to be set anyway. As long as it's not losing a minute in a 12 hour period, I probably wouldn't notice. As for quartz, my expectation are mainly centered around he second hand hitting the markers
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slm643 View Post
    Cause you don't have either watch. Sent from my K92 using Tapatalk
    ?????

    I have 3 Radio Solar Syncs (2G's & a Seiko) and am annoyed if they dont sync and are a second or two out - I have opportunity to buy an IWC Big Pilot Mk1 - just serviced at a great price and after reading a few reviews it seems IWC are happy for it to be inaccurate. And I have convinced myself I'd be OK with that level of inaccuracy on a very expensive watch - even as I am content with my $6k SLA025 running +7 but wouldnt be with my $600, SSG001 running a second fast.

    just asking - seems a strange logic I, and perhaps others here follow
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    With mechanical watches I really want them to be less than +/- 15 sec/day. Anything exceeding that and I lose confidence in them (it's a mental thing). With quartz, they are always more accurate than I need and all I've owned have never lost or gained as much as their specs indicate they could (on average being about +/- 15 sec/month).
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    For me it depends on the purpose of the watch.

    For a daily watch I’d prefer it to be reasonably accurate.

    Beach/lake beater can vary more as I don’t wear often or for long periods.

    I too have had the same issue with my solar atomic G.

    Syncing seems to be random now....


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    Don't really care too much. I do check them, but that is more out of curiosity and just for s & g's. My least accurate is also my least expensive. My Samurai is normally about +25 or so, but I constantly rotate so I don't care. Now, if I was a one watch guy, it would absolutely matter to me.
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    Quartz - less than a second every 2 days.
    Automatic - 15 seconds a day.

    The only watch I have an issue with is my Tissot T-Touch expert Solar, it seems to lose around 10 seconds a month which bothers me when I haven't worn it for a while and I pick it up again. I usually adjust it. But the wealth of features is great on it and it's the only watch I own that is really big, unless I count my Monaco which is more chunky ie. thick.

    My only watch that is really accurate apart from my G-Shock radio controlled is also my least favourite: the Bulova precisionist.
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    I don't bother checking the accuracy of my quartz watches. The only time I adjust them is if the month has less than 31 days, or when changing to/from DST. My GW-5000 syncs reliably with the signal from Ft Collins, so when I do adjust the others, the GW-5000 is the standard I use.

    My automatics vary from + 0.4 sec/day to around + 25 sec/day, but because they are in rotation, I don't wear most of them enough days in succession for even the least inaccurate of them to get far from correct time.

    I did once own a very famous Swiss chronograph whose name I won't mention, which greatly disappointed me by gaining 45 seconds/day out of the box. It was eventually regulated to 6 sec/day, but my faith in the brand was pretty shaken regarding their "precision" and attention to details. I kept asking myself "how could they let something like this get out the door?"
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    Re: What inaccuracy can you live with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron521 View Post
    I did once own a very famous Swiss chronograph whose name I won't mention, which greatly disappointed me by gaining 45 seconds/day out of the box. It was eventually regulated to 6 sec/day, but my faith in the brand was pretty shaken regarding their "precision" and attention to details. I kept asking myself "how could they let something like this get out the door?"
    I once bought a brand new Zenith El Primero Rainbow chrono - I loved it until it died the following day!!!!! Something slipped n jammed inside. They swapped it immediately for a slightly better model Zenith Rainbow 'Flyback' - beautiful & accurate - but I spent months looking at it expecting it to die - it didn't and kept perfect time - but flipped it for peace of mind.
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