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    rex
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    It's too cool to own the Caliber A660 perpetual date until 2100!>>

    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!
    http://www.fototime.com/{9A3BD594-ED...4../picture.JPG

    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
    the battery.

    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.

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    Re: It's too cool to own the Caliber A660 perpetual date until 2100!>>

    Rex, I'm glad someone out-WISes me. :-D I had good intentions of staying up to witness the same thing on mine. Forgot and hit the hay, though, so thanks for the report. Seems to be pretty close to midnight as we'd seen on other's Chronomasters, too.

    On the complexity -- I've got to say that I can't agree here. Setting the time is simple. Even moving the hour hand back and forth for travel or daylight savings is simple. The only complex thing is verifying/correcting the perp. cal., and even this isn't too bad. Also, it really should never need doing. (Mine came set correctly by the factory, although I did check it to verify.) As is often the case with manuals, though, this one makes it look more complicated than it is.

    How's the timekeeping so far?
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    Re: It's too cool to own the Caliber A660 perpetual date until 2100!>>

    Well, I managed to stay awake... still I missed the date change on both of my perpetual calendar watches as I tried to finish a long email at the same time...O|

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    Re: It's too cool to own the Caliber A660 perpetual date until 2100!>>

    Great picture. I didn't realize that mine The Citizen had lettering at the bottom of the dial until I saw your pic. By the way, what does 'T010925 KA' signify?

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