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    New Sinn a just a little fast

    My new 857 is running a steady rate of just under +7 a day since arrival last week. I like to have all of my watches regulated to not go past +3/4 on the wrist for a 24 hour period.

    So Sinn owners, especially fellow UTC owners, how did you find your movement say 30/60 days after arrival? Rob seems to feel there will be a 2-3 second settling, but I rarely see much settling with my watches, but I also trust Rob and he says the Sinn's arrive pretty fresh.

    I am wondering what other Sinn owners have found with their watches and what their real world experience is.

    I look forward to your responses.
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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    seconds or minutes? I assume seconds: that's not bad.

    The watch break-in period: a WOSTEP instructor tells me that with today's micro-machining and cad/cam capabilites which produce much more accurate parts than was ever possible in the past, the concept of a break-in period for mechanical watches is largely out of date. What you get out of the box is what it's gonna be.

    I can relate that bit of information to an elderly retired watchmaker I met years ago in Hong Kong, who was trained and worked for Breguet in Switzerland: as a young trainee he was required to construct almost all the parts of the movement by hand himself, then assemble a working watch. This included making and blueing the screws, amazing.
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    my sentiments exactly DW and what I conveyed to Rob. My grandfather was a watchmaker from the 40's to the 70's and I share your thoughts. Rob at Watchbuys felt that I really shouldn't evaluate the watch for 8-12 weeks so I am just wondering what other Sinn owners have found specific to Sinn and what your thoughts are.

    Thanx guyz...
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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    Quote Originally Posted by scottw44 View Post
    My new 857 is running a steady rate of just under +7 a day since arrival last week. I like to have all of my watches regulated to not go past +3/4 on the wrist for a 24 hour period.

    So Sinn owners, especially fellow UTC owners, how did you find your movement say 30/60 days after arrival? Rob seems to feel there will be a 2-3 second settling, but I rarely see much settling with my watches, but I also trust Rob and he says the Sinn's arrive pretty fresh.

    I am wondering what other Sinn owners have found with their watches and what their real world experience is.

    I look forward to your responses.
    I have found that all Sinn's I've owned that are less than 2 year old run a little on the fast side. Typically +3 to +5 secs/day. I like my watches on the + side of the COSC +6 to -4 secs/day specification.
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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    I have to think that the watches don't "settle in" but the buyer settles into accepting subpar accuracy (for a watch of this price) over those two to three months? If my watch was a minute a week off, I'd go quartz.

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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    What source is best to use for checking accuracy?

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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    I use my daughter school bell!

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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastlane View Post
    What source is best to use for checking accuracy?
    I use this one...http://wwp.britishsummertime.co.uk/

    As for the Sinn running 7 seconds fast, I think I could live with that for a month, if you trust your dealer then wait the month.
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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastlane View Post
    What source is best to use for checking accuracy?
    I'd recommend checking out this thread in the Omega forum:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=150010
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    Re: New Sinn a just a little fast

    thanx guyz...btw, I use a clock tha
    t receives the atomic signal as my baseline. I find it the most trustworthy.
    I will wait a few weeks before I make a final decision but I have never personally seen a modern watch "settle," but here's hoping.
    kind regards,

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