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    MORGENWERK ... again

    I just received an email from MW with the title "The world's most accurate wristwatch.", and I assumed that they had produced something new.

    The email linked to here:
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    where they are still promoting exactly the same collection as before.

    Perhaps the hysteria about the new Citizen has awoken them from their Dornröschenschlaf ***, but there didn't appear to be anything to keep the rest of us awake at night.


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    Re: MORGENWERK ... again

    I noticed nothing new. Why react to Caliber 0100S now versus months ago?

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    Re: MORGENWERK ... again

    Welcome back, Chris. I got the e-mail, too, and I got the impression that they were trying to emphasise the fact (/interpretation?) that Morgenwerk watches are spec'd to achieve better than 1 SPY via their self-learning thermocompensation gubbins alone, and not, as some people have been saying, achieving 1 SPY in the same manner as other GPS watches, simply by resetting the time. A counterpoint, no doubt, to the hubbub created by Citizen's 0100, but also, perhaps to some confusion or misinformation.

    When watch journalists originally claimed the 0100 as the world's first 1 SPY quartz watch, I mentioned the Morgenwerk (and Hoptroff) offerings and whilst I acknowledge that they exist within something of a grey area (the self-learning mechanism relying on periodic syncs with accurate external sources) none of the commentators ganging up to shoot my comments down seemed able to grasp that both companies were claiming 1 SPY by means of thermocompensation and not as a simple byproduct of regular syncs.
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    Re: MORGENWERK ... again

    I remember an early Morgenwerk advertisement.
    They themselves seem to be befuddled by all this technology.

    Unfortunately it ends up as just a loose collection of buzzwords.

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    Re: MORGENWERK ... again

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Moleman View Post
    I remember an early Morgenwerk advertisement.
    They themselves seem to be befuddled by all this technology.
    Judging by most of the recent posts in this forum, they're not the only ones.
    Present company excepted!

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    Re: MORGENWERK ... again

    With Hoptroff out of the watch business,and no data on his 1 s/y watches that I have seen, I cannot say either way.
    Has anyone recently let their Morgenwerk watch sit for a year without resets, and checked the offset?

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    With Hoptroff out of the watch business,and no data on his 1 s/y watches that I have seen, I cannot say either way.
    Has anyone recently let their Morgenwerk watch sit for a year without resets, and checked the offset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronalddheld View Post
    With Hoptroff out of the watch business,and no data on his 1 s/y watches that I have seen, I cannot say either way.
    Has anyone recently let their Morgenwerk watch sit for a year without resets, and checked the offset?
    I remember reading that self calibration was happening.
    How well that worked, I don't remember.

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    I thought that I estimated a few seconds per year,but have not try again.

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    Re: MORGENWERK ... again

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Moleman View Post
    I remember reading that self calibration was happening.
    How well that worked, I don't remember.
    It works perfectly (according to specifications) and my observation based upon that three versions:
    - my own M1-3 (analog titanium) - it has a factory rate of +0.06 sec/day that gets corrected by the self-correction
    - my own M3-1 (analog/digital) - it has a factory rate of +0.02 sec/day that gets corrected by the self-correction
    - my Brother's M1-1 (analog stainless steel) - it has a factory rate of -0.14 sec/day that gets corrected by the self-correction
    The beauty of the Morgenwerk watches that they are destined for within 1 sec/year accuracy due to the nature of the applied technologies!
    My only critical observation and that is very subjective: I do prefer slimline watches and the Morgenwerk watches are bulky.

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