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    Confused Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Hey
    I bought a brand new Oris Aquis Red about 6 months ago. I tried to estimate to accuracy of the movement at different positions when fully wounded. Unfortunately, it seems to loose almost 20 seconds at the normal position (dial up) which kind of left me with no expectations to enjoy a COSC like accuracy.
    Now my difficulty is such:
    The watch is ofcourse under warranty and such, although 20 seconds in within the specs range, I could probably get a free of charge calibration at the authorized dealer's shop BUT does it worth it ?!
    I mean, opening the case, risking a clean movement from the factory, isn't that more precious than accuracy.
    I do not have a watch winder so anyway I get to set the time here and there after I change to a different watch for a couple of days ...
    What do you think ????????????????????????
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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    It's not how it keeps time face up or face down - it's how does it keep time on your wrist. I check my watches setting them to one of my Casio atomic and then wearing it for a week. That is what counts. On the wrist performance.
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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    As you said it, it is no COSC and your watch is within spec. Since you know about the positional variance dial up is about -20s, what are the rates for the other positions?

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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Do you know the make year of your Oris ?

    If you are close to the 6-year service interval, just leave it as is, your watch will be adjusted after the servicing.
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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Quote Originally Posted by Cana View Post
    It's not how it keeps time face up or face down - it's how does it keep time on your wrist. I check my watches setting them to one of my Casio atomic and then wearing it for a week. That is what counts. On the wrist performance.
    It's a fair idea
    I am going to try that as well thank you !

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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonrolex View Post
    As you said it, it is no COSC and your watch is within spec. Since you know about the positional variance dial up is about -20s, what are the rates for the other positions?
    I need to check that.
    It should be fully wound right ?
    I will keep you updated
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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Do you know the make year of your Oris ?

    If you are close to the 6-year service interval, just leave it as is, your watch will be adjusted after the servicing.
    It is the Oris Aquis Red (the one with the left crown) so it is a limited edition from 2014 I think so I'm not even getting close to the periodical service ...

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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Are you sure your watch is within tolerance? I thought it was -5/+20 SPD. Set the time exactly, wear it for a week and re-check the time. Divide the variance by the number of days you wore it to get a true SPD variance. Double check what the acceptable tolerances are and if it's outside these it's warranty time.

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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    Are you sure your watch is within tolerance? I thought it was -5/+20 SPD. Set the time exactly, wear it for a week and re-check the time. Divide the variance by the number of days you wore it to get a true SPD variance. Double check what the acceptable tolerances are and if it's outside these it's warranty time.
    It is not clear what is the definition of variation. It could exceed the daily threshold while the weekly average can stay within the range...Furthermore, I was sure that it is all about having the watch is a static position while fully wounded and not on the wrist.
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    Re: Your opinion is required: New watch calibration

    My SW200-1 based ProDiver Date spends alternate days chucked (sorry, I mean carefully placed) on the dressing table and it keeps the same time whether I'm wearing it or not. I don't really care what my watches get up to in their own time but I do expect them to meet the manufacturers stated variances when I'm wearing them.

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