SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989
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    SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    Just wanted to share a picture of my SEIKO Majesta that I picked up a while back. I believe it is a twin mode quartz.Name:  IMG_2352.JPG
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    Re: SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    Quote Originally Posted by EricSkiDude View Post
    Just wanted to share a picture of my SEIKO Majesta that I picked up a while back. I believe it is a twin mode quartz.
    It is not twin-quartz: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/sei...ml#post3931245
    Twin mode quartz? I do not know that...
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    Re: SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    From what I have read, the 9533 movement is not a twin quartz, but it does adjust for temperature. Not sure how this is accomplished. My Majesta is from 1989 and is a JDM watch. It is amazingly accurate for a 20 year old watch, but I have not timed it properly. I would estimate that it is around 2 or 3 seconds per month when checked against my atomic radio adjusted watch.
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    Re: SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    The OP didn't say it was a Twin Quartz but a Twin Mode Quartz. I see that the movement is quoted as being +/-20 SPY and in the absence of a Twin Quartz symbol (or, indeed, any evidence of a second oscillator in the movement), the options for having achieved HAQ status seem limited to:

    1) Twin Mode Quartz (one XO with a special cut to combine both torsional and flexural modes);
    2) High Frequency XO; or
    3) Very Fine Adjustment

    I have a very similar-looking Twin Mode Quartz Majesta from the same era in cal. 9063, and whilst I don't know what beats inside the 9533 I see no reason why it couldn't also be a Twin Mode Quartz.
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    Re: SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-HK View Post
    The OP didn't say it was a Twin Quartz but a Twin Mode Quartz. I see that the movement is quoted as being +/-20 SPY and in the absence of a Twin Quartz symbol (or, indeed, any evidence of a second oscillator in the movement), the options for having achieved HAQ status seem limited to:

    1) Twin Mode Quartz (one XO with a special cut to combine both torsional and flexural modes);
    2) High Frequency XO; or
    3) Very Fine Adjustment

    I have a very similar-looking Twin Mode Quartz Majesta from the same era in cal. 9063, and whilst I don't know what beats inside the 9533 I see no reason why it couldn't also be a Twin Mode Quartz.
    A gap in my knowledge - what does Very Fine Adjustment refer to? Is it simply a standard quartz watch whose mean rate has been very carefully regulated, but otherwise exhibits all the temperature and positional rate variance of any standard quartz? Or something else?

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    Re: SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    Quote Originally Posted by nycddancer View Post
    A gap in my knowledge - what does Very Fine Adjustment refer to? Is it simply a standard quartz watch whose mean rate has been very carefully regulated, but otherwise exhibits all the temperature and positional rate variance of any standard quartz? Or something else?

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    Yes, there were some early VFA watches in the pre-thermocomoensation days that were just that - carefully adjusted to give the best possible rate. I cannot think of a vintage VFA that approached HAQ spec, though (except, maybe, the old pre-2001 COSC spec?). Junghans 8 SPY MeisterMega is a modern take on the VFA principle (and, if the 8 SPY claim turns out to be true then they have at last cracked the HAQ barrier without TC or HF).
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    Re: SEIKO Majesta 9533-5000 1989

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-HK View Post
    Yes, there were some early VFA watches in the pre-thermocomoensation days that were just that - carefully adjusted to give the best possible rate. I cannot think of a vintage VFA that approached HAQ spec, though (except, maybe, the old pre-2001 COSC spec?). Junghans 8 SPY MeisterMega is a modern take on the VFA principle (and, if the 8 SPY claim turns out to be true then they have at last cracked the HAQ barrier without TC or HF).
    On the topic of the junghans, I finished the first part of my testing on Monday. After three weeks at 8C +/- 1C, the junghans was running at about 11spy +/- 4spy. Measurement was done using high-speed video using time on a PC screen as a reference synchronized over the internet using NTP. Estimated error includes 100ms sync error and 100ms measurement error.

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    Here’s mine - shame I haven’t got an OEM bracelet - the accuracy is dead on the same as my iPhone ! Has a Titanium Nitrate case Sapphire crystal with Kanji date and what looks to be a paper dial -
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