I am a bit perplexed about an issue with my 3-4 month old U-2 and surprised by the answers I am getting from the vendor I purchased it from, a very well known AD.
My U-2 has a 2nd time zone hand (I have to keep things simple for me mainly). I never used it.
Another member has my watch presently and got back to me that the 2nd zone is OFF by 25 minutes at least. I never noticed it as I never used it.
So, thinking something is wrong (since the member thought so and so did another who saw it), I contacted the distributor and he tells me that that is "normal". It has to be off by at least "one position" to be allowed to go back for adjustment. In fact, he said:
"Sinn will not work on the second time zone indicator unless it is visibly off by one position or more, since alignments can a do change as the watch is worn."
Further, he said:
"It's all about tolerances.
A mechanical watch cannot line up perfectly, and the indications themselves do shift over time. If on a GMT watch the indicator is off by 1 hour or more, that should be adjusted after a break in period for three months.
If the indicator is off by :20 - :25 minutes, that is within tolerance. As you turn the main hour hand, you should in fact see that during some hours the second time zone is closer to the correct hour."
Hello? What can you tell me about this, this bugs me but then again, I have not inspected my watch for myself, I am however getting it back shortly.