COSC certificate 5 years older than the watch?
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    COSC certificate 5 years older than the watch?

    I just noticed that the COSC certificate for my ALT1C is dated July 2010 but the watch itself, a model introduced in late 2014, was sold in May 2015. It seems odd that a movement would lie around for 4+ years before being installed in a watch but I don't know enough about the Swiss watch industry to know if this is unusual or not.

    Would there be any detrimental effects to a movement not being used for an extended time period? No biggie and I'm not concerned - just interested in comments others might have.

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    Re: COSC certificate 5 years older than the watch?

    Maybe ask this in the public forum. More traffic over there. Since movements are measured outside of the case, it wouldn't concern me too much. Seems like it's not out of the realm of possibilities. Doubt they are bounced around much as they sit waiting to be encased. I'd be more concerned with the time it is keeping.

    Man, Bremont must have been storing ETA's like a squirrel and nuts back then. Was Swatch in "squeeze the market" mode at that time

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    Re: COSC certificate 5 years older than the watch?

    Now that's a thought. Panic buying and hoarding. Certainly a possibility. Or maybe they got a great discount for buying a large number. I was thinking more of a movement sitting there and oils not being worked than it being bounced around. Either way, I had the movement serviced (it was keeping time but wanted to do it out of an abundance of caution) but was just interested. It seemed an excessive amount of time for a movement to be sitting on the shelf.

    Thanks for the response.
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