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    Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    I'm a very happy boy today. My new Oris Prodiver Kittiwake LE (#331/500) just arrived about 10 minutes ago (I've wanted one ever since diving the Kittiwake wreck in Grand Cayman last year).... so, of course, the first thing I did was slap it into my Timegrapher.

    Wow... did I ever win the Lotto. Only one position tested so far and it's bang on, +-0 secs with 0 beat error. That's the best I've ever seen from any of my watches, including chronometers costing 3-4 times more.

    It's really interesting when you put watches on a Timegrapher and see what they do. Some watches are all over the map when you change the position and take several minutes to settle down. Some run fast for a minute, then slow for a minute, then fast again. Very few are rock solid from the moment you put them on the machine or each time you change position. This one is absolutely rock solid, with no deviation after moving it. It locked right in immediately at 0 sec/day and didn't budge. I am completely impressed with this movement (Sellita SW 200-1 based). Who would have thought an ETA 2824-2 clone would be so accurate.

    Anyway... back to my testing, then on to sizing the bracelet. What a beautiful watch

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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    The drinks are on you!
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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    Cool. I want a timegrapher.

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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    Yes they should be standard issue when purchasing a watch..........

    Very cool tool.
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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    Quote Originally Posted by Horologic View Post
    Cool. I want a timegrapher.
    The best combination of price and quality I've found, for home use, is the Timegrapher 1000 from Acetimer.com. At $185, you can't afford not to have one (that's a heckuva price). The build quality is excellent too (far better than I was expecting when I got it).
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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    I really need to buy a timegrapher! Considering the amount of money I spend on watches themselves a timegrapher is a bargain.

    Put the results up for different positions please!
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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    Quote Originally Posted by Athram View Post
    Put the results up for different positions please!
    Here you go. Average error in six positions was +1.2 s/d. Fantastic performance. I couldn't be happier with this one.

    Interestingly, the only other watches I have that perform this well are another Oris (Maldives LE diver) which tested at a six position average error of 0.0 secs/day (tested 0.0 in three of the six positions), and a Hamilton Aviation QNE that tested at -0.2 s/d average. All of my significantly more expensive watches from such players as Rolex, Breitling and Panerai were off the mark, with the exception of my Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Semanal that tested at 1.5 s/d.

    I'll never buy a watch from an A.D. again without taking in my Timegrapher and cherry picking the best of the bunch of what I'm in the market for.

    ERROR AMPLITUDE BEAT
    POSITION (secs/day)
    (degrees)
    ERROR (ms)
    Face Up 0 299 0.0
    Face Down +2 308 0.1
    3 Up +3 284 0.1
    9 Up +3 288 0.1
    12 Up +1 291 0.0
    6 Up -2 292 0.1
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    +1.2
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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    Timegraphers are awesome! I wish I had one. It looks like you really lucked on with your Oris being spot on in accuracy! Congrats!
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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    This is great! thanks for the website address to purchase it from.. I see only 46 are left in stock. Me thinks I better hurry up and buy one before they get sold out.

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    Re: Woot Woot! I just won the accuracy Lotto

    Time for a wrist picture with the bracelet sized..!
    Enjoy your Kittiwake! Oris divers are excellent, aren't they?

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