Re: is my watch over-wound?
- From: "Sergio Gomez" <sag_uns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 23 Aug 2005 09:18:44 -0700
I agree with Jack. Not because of my expertise (which I do not have)
but on personal experience. I use a cheap automatic with Miyota
movement. During the first year or less of use, it used to gain about
5 minutes a week. Now, after almost five years of continuos use, I
barely have to reset it. Its precision is in the order of one second or
two a day (compared to a Timex Ironman).
When I started using the watch, I spent a week having some sort of
"captain's" log about the watch gaining or losing time. Then I finally
got tired and started enjoying the watch. Unless you have to catch a
train every day in situations when seconds count, there is no need of
worring as much. Besides, you always have the cell phone, PDA,
personal computer to tell the time (and the irony is they all will tell
you different times ;-)).
There have been some interesting past threads regarding positional
adjustment. That is, you can put your watch in the bedtime table in a
certain position (dial-up, dial-down, left, etc) in order to compensate
for normal use variations. I had found this from 1997: "Improving
automatic/mechanical watch accuracy"
Other is: "Watch position for the night"
And another one: "How long to wait before regulating?"
Just my two cents. Best regards,
A man with only one watch always knows what time it is. A man with two
watches is never sure.
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