Last night I set my alarm clock at 11:55 to wake up
and witness the date wheel advance 4 times from the
28th through the 1st. The Citizen in house A660 caliber
is perhaps the most accurate contemporary quartz movement
known to man which is rated at 5 seconds per year, but in actuality it's closer to 1 second per year. Please pardon
me folks...I know I'm a little weird but this just further proves the legendary WIS I am in my own little mind!
It was so coooool...Right about 1 minute past midnight,
she slowly changed the date wheel four notches. Each
and every change was smooth as silk which lasted for
about a second each, and not a fast click like my
Grand Seiko does, or any Rolex Oyster I ever owned.
I noticed it took about 3 or 4 seconds between each change,
and it took around 20 seconds to complete the entire
task. Obviously there must be a separate stepper motor
to advance the date wheel and doesn't rely on kinetic
action stored by the movement drives.
One of the drawbacks to own one of these watches is the procedure to sync it to the correct time...On the other
side of the coin, one of the advantages is the 10 year
factory warranty that Citizen provides on this watch alone.
Two free battery changes and checkups the every five years
which I'm sure the technicians will set once they change
Anyhow, is this a joke or what?
I pity the poor fool who has to set this puppy!
Notice the first statement. "Caution" Adjustment
of the date is not required.