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    Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    I recently purchased a pro diver date, ordered in September it finally arrived mid December, as it turned to be a birthday present then became a Christmas present it was not worn until then.
    1. faults time keeping as anyone experienced problems with selita movements.
    2. what is the expected accuracy of a selita movement, Oris state -5 to +20 but openly admit it can be regulated better than this. Advice on a realistic +/-
    3. I clearly have been unlucky with this £1650.00 priced watch now returned under warranty!
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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    The SW 200 in my PDD is pretty good. No scrub that, it's very good both in terms of reliability and accuracy.

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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    can I ask what the +/- is per 24 hours of your watch please

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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian H Clode View Post
    I recently purchased a pro diver date, ordered in September it finally arrived mid December, as hat turned to be a birthday present then became a Christmas present it was not worn until then.
    1. faults time keeping as anyone experienced problems with selita movements.
    2. what is the expected accuracy of a selita movement, Oris state -5 to +20 but openly admit it can be regulated better than this. Advice on a realistic +/-
    3. I clearly have been unlucky with this £1650.00 priced watch now returned under warranty!
    My experience with the Selitta SW200 movement is that it generally gains approximately 6 to 10 seconds per day. The gain is less if I wear it on a daily basis and is more if I don't wear t on a daily basis but hand wind it while it is not on my wrist. My Seiko MM300, with the Seiko 8L35 movement, is about the same. I allow both to go about 5 days or until each has gained about a minute over the atomic clock and then reset the time on each.

    I think a realistic expectation for your watch is anywhere from +6 to +10/12 seconds per day. So much depends on the watch breaking into a rhythm, being worn and getting used to working regularly, and oils/lubricants being properly distributed throughout the movement. In addition, resting position has a lot to do with te]he "off wrist" accuracy of your watch. For example, placing your watch crown up when you're not wearing it may make it run more quickly or more slowly. You will have to experiment with your watch to see what resting position makes it run most accurately.

    It's way too soon to say that you've been unlucky in your purchase. Most watches need a breaking in period before you can say that you have a lemon. Give it about a month before throwing in the towel. If you give up too soon you will be missing out on a terrific watch.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian H Clode View Post
    can I ask what the +/- is per 24 hours of your watch please
    Ian, just worked it out (I don't check it I confess) and it gains about 1 second per day

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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    Thank you Sticky, to be honest that's what I old expect to

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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    SW200 can be adjusted to run with +5 by any competent watchmaker.

    You said you had poor timekeeping, what does that mean? I had a watch get magnetized during transit, it was running up to a minute a day fast. Got it demagnetized and checked, now +2 sec / day, this was an SW200. It's a good movement, but like all others, if it's not regulated (or magnetized) it won't run well. They're mechanical devices, sometimes they need to be tuned :)

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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    poor time keeping ranged from gaining between 10 and 30 seconds a day one week it gained 2 and 1/2 minuets

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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian H Clode View Post
    poor time keeping ranged from gaining between 10 and 30 seconds a day one week it gained 2 and 1/2 minuets
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    Re: Oris Pro diver, poor time keeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian H Clode View Post
    poor time keeping ranged from gaining between 10 and 30 seconds a day one week it gained 2 and 1/2 minuets
    It's not good if the time keeps fluctuating when the wearing conditions are the same.

    Do you work in a magnet factory?

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