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    Re: What watch did you really want at one time, but now know you will not get?

    I have heard there are accuracy issues with the 8 day power reserve automatic, not sure if it is an isochronism problem.
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    Re: What watch did you really want at one time, but now know you will not get?

    Quote Originally Posted by v76 View Post
    I have heard there are accuracy issues with the 8 day power reserve automatic, not sure if it is an isochronism problem.
    Just a little FYI: "accuracy issue" and "isochronism" are pretty much the same thing.

    A multi-barreled watch's weak point (rate-wise) is when it transfers power responsibility from one barrel to the other. There were headaches with the Longines 890 twin barrel movements in the 70's - so much so that my watchmaker had lined the margins of the spec sheet with notes on his experience with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Just a little FYI: "accuracy issue" and "isochronism" are pretty much the same thing.

    A multi-barreled watch's weak point (rate-wise) is when it transfers power responsibility from one barrel to the other. There were headaches with the Longines 890 twin barrel movements in the 70's - so much so that my watchmaker had lined the margins of the spec sheet with notes on his experience with them.
    I know that isochronism causes accuracy issues, just wasn't sure if that was the only contributing factor in this case. And from what little I've read, isochronism is something that can't be completely eliminated ... Yes, I've heard a little bit about problems with multi-barrel movements in the past, is it still an issue with a lot of watches that use that set-up?
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    For a while the Glycine Eugene Meylan was consistently second on my "get" list. But as other watches would rotate into the #1 slot, the EM never would get above runner-up status. I'm starting to doubt that it ever will (unless it all of a sudden became available ridiculously cheap).
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    Re: What watch did you really want at one time, but now know you will not get?

    Tag Aquagraph
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    Might still pick up an Aquagraph but will not get an Emergency... most likely.

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    Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Tachymeter
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    The ones that are simply too expensive aside (as they are a bit too obvious), the Citizen Calibre 2100 Chronos. Technically impressive and technically good-looking too, but too bulky and macho for my character & wrist. I'd love to have on in a collection, still - but I know I would never wear it.

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    Re: What watch did you really want at one time, but now know you will not get?

    Quote Originally Posted by v76 View Post
    I have heard there are accuracy issues with the 8 day power reserve automatic, not sure if it is an isochronism problem.
    Yes, exactly. The 8 day auto. I wanted the model with the blue indices, hands and strap. Sorry I neglected to specify.
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    Pre-WIS'dom, I liked the Tag F1. Does nothing for me now.


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    Tag Heuer Monaco.
    I really like how it looks, but tried on my wrist and didn't felt comfortable. Therefore not any more in my wishlist.

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