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    What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    I consider a daily wear to be functionally accurate if it's within 10 seconds per day. Or, another way of putting it, I want to be able to set the watch at the beginning of the week and have it be within a minute of the correct time at the end of the week.

    Some folks require more accuracy than that, while others are okay with less!

    Let's hear your opinions.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    My Marinemaster 300 is about +8 sec per day. I reset it about every 3 or 4 days.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    I am okay up to about 4 seconds per day fast or 1 second slow.
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    Interesting question. I do like accurate watches, and often wear quartz for that reason. Even so, I don’t think I’ve ever had a properly functioning watch I’d have considered “unacceptable.” I have had a couple get magnetized, and I’ve had some older watches I wouldn’t have counted on to be accurate, but I’ve never put a number on it. I generally want my watches to be within 30 seconds of the correct time, but even if I had to set it each morning, it wouldn’t bother me that much. I’ll admit I was disappointed when the most expensive watch I ever purchased (Seiko SLA017) came in at +12 SPD, but it didn’t stop me wearing it.


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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    Perhaps I've been lucky but I've always seemed to be able to self regulate my watches with wear. For instance it may be 5-6 seconds fast per day but if I skip a day and let it wind down it'll lose 15-30 seconds, making up for the week it was fast. My sinn 856 is currently in that category.

    That said, anything over 8-10spd I'd want better.
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    +/- a day. I don't have a lot going on in my life right now.
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    And that is why I wear a EZM 2. Quartz drift is over months... not days.
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    I like my watches accurate so Ideally no more than +5 a day, all the autos I own fall within this realm. But I dont really mind as long as the daily variance is + not -

    Having a watch that runs slow even if its by a second or 2 bugs the hell out of me.

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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    Up to +10 is definitely acceptable in my book. -10 usually gets me upset
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    Re: What Are Your Personal Limits for Accuracy?

    I have 3 watches that are all within 1 sec/month or better, never have to do anything other than move them forward/backward for DST. I think about 5 sec/month would be my acceptable limit if it came to that.
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