Some Enquires on my Mum's old tiny Seiko

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    Some Enquires on my Mum's old tiny Seiko

    Hi Everyone.

    Got this form my mum(when she saw my vintage watches from Ebay) recently & it beyond be "save"....
    How ever i would like to enquire what does "Hi-Beat" mean?
    & base on the back casing which year was it from?

    cos it from my late biological Dad who passed away when i was only 18months old....so it kind of sentimental to me...jus wanna find out more info of this tiny vintage watch(only 22mm diameter) :thanks







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    Re: Some Enquires on my Mum's old tiny Seiko

    The "HI-BEAT" indicates a higher beat rate (8 bps / 28,800 bph) than the typical watches being sold at the time (6 bps / 21,600 bph). Therefore more accurate? The serial number (3Dxxxx) would indicate mfg in December 1973.
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    Re: Some Enquires on my Mum's old tiny Seiko

    Hi Mcw53,

    thanks for yr explanation.
    sorry im still a beginner, what does the beating rate mean?

    nice watch of your too..& it still working....nice.....

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    Re: Some Enquires on my Mum's old tiny Seiko

    Quote Originally Posted by mokermania View Post
    Hi Mcw53,

    thanks for yr explanation.
    sorry im still a beginner, what does the beating rate mean?

    nice watch of your too..& it still working....nice.....
    It has nothing to do with accuracy, it means that the second hand's "sweep" around the dial will look smoother, less like a series of discrete steps, and more like one continuous sweeping movement. The more beats per hour, the smaller the ticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by videocrew View Post
    It has nothing to do with accuracy, it means that the second hand's "sweep" around the dial will look smoother, less like a series of discrete steps, and more like one continuous sweeping movement. The more beats per hour, the smaller the ticks.
    Actually, higher beat does have a lot to do with accuracy. The higher the beat; the better the regulation can be.

    The finest and most accurate mechanical watches are typically 28,800bph and more often 36,000bph.

    The same applies for even quartz watches; the higher the frequency of the oscillator, the higher the accuracy.

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    Re: Some Enquires on my Mum's old tiny Seiko

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the explanation & it very fruitful for a beginner like me

    look like im gonna save up more for my next Seiko since higher beat = more $$$

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