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Old 06-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have owned many auto's over the years and several COSC watches with different movements from Myota's to Sellita's to ETA and Soprad's. I know most can be regulated to COSC specs but once in a while you get one that is incredible. I have heard some say my watch is -1 sec to -2 sec per day to being dead on. I never thought that was possible from my experience because wearing or sitting on a winder a watch is always off by a little. What is your most accurate watch and how accurate is it?
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My Sub-C is around +2/day
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Most of my autos have been tweaked so I will not include any of those but this Glycine has been about +2sec/day since I got it.
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My Breitling SA for sure, but it's been a while since I've timed it. If I remember correctly, it was only +2/day.
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My best is less than +1 second per day.

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I haven't checked the timing on my Hamilton Khaki Manual for a while but when I wore it a lot and wound it everyday, it was so spot on that I only reset the time when i had to turn the clocks back or forward.
Someday I'll have to recheck it again for a few days. Maybe I'll start tonight.
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My Sub-C is around +2/day
Good to know lots of false rumors about Rolex being not as accurate as they should be. I never believed them myself.
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Good to know lots of false rumors about Rolex being not as accurate as they should be. I never believed them myself.
I've heard a lot of that as well, including from owners. One of my coworkers has Submariner he bought new in 1996, and just had a full service this past year. He would tell me how far off it was all the time, and now says it is usually right on to within a few seconds every week. I think it may just be people with older models that may have not seen any servicing done in a long time (which is the same for most watches).

My watches, since being on the much lower end of the spectrum, vary greatly depending on how I wear them. My CAV-1 if I wear it constantly tends to be within 10-15 seconds a week, but if I wear it sporadically (I don't keep my watches on a winder either) it can jump to +-10 seconds in a day. I had a Seiko 6309 that up until recently had been keeping amazing time for a 33 year old watch (+2 to 5 seconds per day) but now seems to be losing hours .
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My Rolex is sitting at -1 since Monday morning!!
Partly on the wrist and partly in watchbox. Never use winders.
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I'd say the Bulova Precisionist is best but that is technically a quartz (even though it has the auto appearance with the smooth sweep).

This Hammy pilot is almost dead on at -1/24. I wore it to the beach and just timed it today in fact and put a rugged canvas from Diaboliq on it today, too. Very impressive watch and movement. When changing the day, you have two Mondays, two Tuesdays, two Wednesdays, etc. so its extremely easy to set the time in a.m. or p.m. I've never seen anything like this before. I'm sure this is tied into the incredible accuracy on this, too.

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Default Rolex +1 every two days

My Rolex gains about 1 second every two days. My Invicta 9937 is about the same. They are both keepers!
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I have several that keep awesome time. But the Omega is the best. Maybe +1 per day. I generally only reset it when I need to change the date.
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Longines +5s/d, at every situation (full load, empty load, warm weather, cool weather,...) and Glycine, one day +2, one day -2 s/d


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Both Orients I own are within +3 seconds per day. My seiko monster is +20.
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This one is about +2 sec a day and it is really the only one that I now wear.
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I recently bought an ace timer time grapher and timed all my watches (these numbers are all face up)

5 of them came in at 0 sec / day accuracy

Helson SD 42mm
H20 orca with my blk sandwich dial
H20 Kalmar DLC
Aquadive BS 100 DLC
Armida A1

3 came in at -2 sec / day

Helson SD 45mm
Deep Blue Master Mag
Ball Mad Cow


All with a beat error between 0.1 and 0.2 m/s
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My ball skindiver runs +1 second per day, my debaufre runs +2 seconds per day after it was regulated. I've been pretty lucky!
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My Hammy Seaview keeps fantastic time. Also wondering if the two Mondays, Tuesday's, etc. help keep it accurate.
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This one
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I just took my Perrelet Seacraft off my winder where it has been for 8 days and it was 3 sec off. I have a couple that are close like my COSC Breitling SOH and my Seiko Ananta.
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