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Watcha wearing, part three.

Discussion in 'Watches' started by cowsmilk, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. bj warkentin

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    I find with my automatics, they are somewhat sensitive to what is happening in their environment. For example, I get repeatably different behaviour between wearing it at night, taking off and placing face up on nightstand, and taking off and placing face down on nightstand. I suspect this holds true for most reasonably priced automatic movements.

    All that to say that if your seeming obsession with exactly correct time keeping is a hobby, then all the more power to you. I know I wear and love automatics because I find all the teeny tiny gears, springs and moving parts both fascinating and involving. My favourite Seiko is accurate to within about 2 - 2.5 minutes a month and that is plenty accurate enough for me. I verify it occasionally, and reset it either when I need to reset the date or when it is out by more than a couple minutes. If I really need to know the exact time, I can check my phone or computer since both sync to very accurate network clocks. Having said that there are almost zero events in my life that need more accuracy than that which my watch provides.

    However, if you really need really accurate time keeping, either due to job requirements, or a personal foible (and believe you me, I understand foibles) you are not going to ever be happy with automatics... just move on to a good atomic clock syncing digital and breath a sigh of relief.
     
  2. PBJS II

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    It's up to 3 seconds fast. That shouldn't be a problem but if this watch hacked I could probably live with it. I killed a hacking watch trying to regulate it. Obviously automatic watches probably aren't for me.

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  3. PBJS II

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    It got up to 15 seconds fast this morning.
    PROBABLY going to wear Timex for Tuesday anyhow.

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  4. Chefget

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    Aaarrrggghhhhhh!
     
  5. PBJS II

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    I got back under the hood and bumped.
    Got it running with a quartz.
    So far so good.[​IMG]

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  6. silverspurr

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    Mail call last week - Waltham, circa 1960.
    Gold plated case with a stainless steel back, the movement is a high quality Swiss Waltham reference 560 with 21 jewels.
    Made in Switzerland.

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  7. silverspurr

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  8. Moshe ben David

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    Nice. One point though. While the movement is Swiss, I'd think the watch is American made... Waltham Watch Company was American. Waltham Massachusetts still is known as "Watch City"; many old American watch companies were established and based there!

    edit: I just went on Wikipedia and I see that back in 1954 Waltham Watch Company did set up a subsidiary, Waltham International SA in Switzerland; with rights to the Waltham name outside North America; and apparently still exists!

    L'chaim!

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  9. PBJS II

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    The Orient was 10 seconds slow this morning. I decided to have an Eco Drive Wednesday. [​IMG]

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  10. Gotitonme

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    Armida A1 Brass... [​IMG]


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    Tapatalk kullanarak iPhone aracılığıyla gönderildi
     
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  12. tandem

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    Back to the Seiko SKX007[​IMG]

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  13. silverspurr

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    Waltham founded a subsidiary in Switzerland in 1954 then closed it's American business/operations in 1957.
    The dealer I purchased it from feels it was made in 1960 in Waltham's Swiss facility.
    Itwas not made by Waltham in America, from the The Waltham's I've see with that red W logo under the name, they were made early to mid '60's at the post 1957 Waltham Swiss facility.
    I continue to try to date them.
     
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  14. Civilian

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    Been wearing this one on a consistent basis for the last month.
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  15. PBJS II

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    It's pretty big. And weighs better than 4 ounces.[​IMG]

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    Really nice winter with snow and sub zero (C) temperatures for a while now. All that changed today. Got some heavy rain and now the snow (including my ski tracks) is melting away fast.
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  17. PBJS II

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    Eco Drive Friday [​IMG]

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    This for today. [​IMG]


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