How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby koimaster » February 19th 2018, 10:48am

One of the most interesting things about covering one subject for years and years and years (aside from wondering increasingly if writing about wristwatches all day really counts as a suitable job for a responsible adult) is that you start to notice how many gaps there still are in your own knowledge and how little you've actually fact-checked things you've repeated as conventional wisdom for all those years. Not long ago, I got to talking with someone who in the line of duty hears, much more often than I do, from customers who sometimes feel their expectations for accuracy from their watches are not being met; this person asked me what I thought a reasonable expectation was.

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Re: How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby conjurer » February 19th 2018, 10:51am

Calling foggy!!
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Re: How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby foghorn » February 19th 2018, 11:07am

conjurer wrote:Calling foggy!!




Nope. Done with this topic. Fini. Kaput. Nyet. Uh-uh. Sayonara. Adios. The End. No more.
I'd add a few more but I'm off to enjoy my watches.
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Re: How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby TemerityB » February 19th 2018, 11:57am

foghorn wrote:enjoy my watches.


Now, there's a concept!
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Re: How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby codguy » February 19th 2018, 2:01pm

Less than a qwartzs, more better than a son dial.
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Re: How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby MAX » February 20th 2018, 5:44am

What it should be and what I would like it to be are usually two different things.
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Re: How Accurate Should Your Mechanical Watch Be?

Postby Pubbie » February 20th 2018, 11:36am

Now there's a value-add article. Still, when it pays in crates of champagne, swan confit and monocoles, I'd write any old rubbish they want : )

"As accurate as possible given the money it cost" is not a bad starting hypothesis. There must be SOME correlation, shirley...
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