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some of you might remember my tale of woe about my poor credor phoenix & its torture by a ham-handed "watchmaker". well, i finally spent a little time working to get it regulated, and after a couple of tries it was running about +5s/day. before its overhaul, it was around +2, so i went in and tweaked a scoche more.

now it's running -1 (or maybe 1.5). i know that one second is unheard-of accuracy, so my logical voice is saying "leave it alone!" but i'd almost prefer a +2 or +3 to -1. i just hate to be late. somebody PLEASE tell me to put down the caseback tool before i put myself in a world of hurt!

i have to say that even after its recent ordeal, i love this little watch.
 

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Leave it alone. Sometimes in our quest to satisfy our OCD binges we make more damage than good :))


-1 secs per day meets COSC accuracy specifications.


Are you launching rockets or satellites to space? Do you have to hold meetings with the president of the United States? If not, -1 a day is fine enough.


If you need a watch that is 100% accurate, get a high end thermo compensated quartz or a solar radio controlled watch or a Spring Drive. Mechanical watches will never be able to stay true to the second.


With mechanical watches, it is what it is.


Be happy.
 

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I could never live with that sort of inaccuracy !! after wearing vintage autos like my Belles and old 6105s for so long i need something that keeps quality accurate time that i can rely on, one second poooh rubbish :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
 

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I say adjust it. You'll be glad you did when new years rolls around or when you finally get that dream job launching rockets...3,2,1... :))
 

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So, if you didn't re-set it, after two months it would be one minute slow? Most guys would give their left eye for that kind of accuracy from a mechanical watch. If you just need something else to occupy your time, there's always on-line porn... :))
 

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So, if you didn't re-set it, after two months it would be one minute slow? Most guys would give their left eye for that kind of accuracy from a mechanical watch. If you just need something else to occupy your time, there's always on-line porn... :))
ROFL... I'm sure Jeff was just talking about watch porn...

I'm in agreement with the other posters: leave it alone and thank the good Lord that you have such an excellent timekeeper!
 

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Juan said:
some of you might remember my tale of woe about my poor credor phoenix & its torture by a ham-handed "watchmaker". well, i finally spent a little time working to get it regulated, and after a couple of tries it was running about +5s/day. before its overhaul, it was around +2, so i went in and tweaked a scoche more.

now it's running -1 (or maybe 1.5). i know that one second is unheard-of accuracy, so my logical voice is saying "leave it alone!" but i'd almost prefer a +2 or +3 to -1. i just hate to be late. somebody PLEASE tell me to put down the caseback tool before i put myself in a world of hurt!

i have to say that even after its recent ordeal, i love this little watch.
Leave it alone. Set it 1 second fast then it will be perfect :D

Any watch that is within 2 or 3 minutes will get you to any meeting on time...you'll still find people with atomic watches coming late :)
 

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Leave it alone. Set it 1 second fast then it will be perfect :D

Any watch that is within 2 or 3 minutes will get you to any meeting on time...you'll still find people with atomic watches coming late :)
I like to be late on purpose. Not REALLY late. Just fashionably late.
 

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So, if you didn't re-set it, after two months it would be one minute slow? Most guys would give their left eye for that kind of accuracy from a mechanical watch. If you just need something else to occupy your time, there's always on-line porn...
i know it's some kind of OCD madness. but for some reason i've always preferred a watch that's fast to one that's slow. it's like i'm NOT GETTING ALL THE SECONDS I PAID FOR every day! which is absolute insanity.

i've been able to keep myself away from it so far. as long as it doesn't start drifting any more i'll just live with it. and that porn idea might just help...
 

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looks like its the '-' sign thats driving you mad.
better '+'3 than "-1" .

I think you should leave it as it is.
 

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Juan said:
i know it's some kind of OCD madness. but for some reason i've always preferred a watch that's fast to one that's slow. it's like i'm NOT GETTING ALL THE SECONDS I PAID FOR every day! which is absolute insanity.
I have a watch that runs -2 seconds per day. I am also somewhat OCD about accuracy and I prefer to be early rather than late. To solve the problem with the -2 seconds watch, I simply set my watch 10 seconds fast once per week. That way I am never more that a few seconds off the exact time for a week. Those few seconds won't matter unless you are firing the retro rockets on the space shuttle.
 

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Hi I think the saying was "LIVE in the MOMENT" Not "Live in the SECOND" lol Yet I understand, not a few minuets ago I was looking at my 6105- 8000 #-2 -Winder 7 sec slow


the thought was "I should go back to wearing my 6105-8000 Winder # 1 only 2 to 4 sec a Day Slow, But for Sanity returning a CHANCE to Laugh at MYSELF.


There is NOTHING in my life, that matters for a Few Seconds?????/ Except the Joy of seeing how 35 to 50 yr old Seikos, can run within Seconds a Day


Truly Amazing IMHO
;D
 
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