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  • Automatic Watch gain/retard positions - by Rolex

    You never see this anymore, but I'll post it here for the heck of it. I have had to take my Rolex off periodically to do things around the house for sometimes hours, resulting in the time being a few seconds off because of non-wear. When I wear it 24/7 the accuracy is incredible, but letting it sit and wind down for hours at a time throws things off a little.

    Rolex Positions.jpg
    TKite,
    Hydronaut

    I need a new watch

  • #2
    Thanks for sharing. That is something to try out. Have a nice weekend all and stay safe!
    Peter

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    • #3
      Good to know. However, I would probably never try it as I don't time my watches. If they're within a minute or two of actual time, I feel it's good. I only wear one watch for a few days at a time max, so never really look at timekeeping over longer periods.

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      • #4
        +1
        "So Many Watches / So Little Time"

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        • #5

          I have followed a procedure such as this for ages. Any watch I own for which accuracy is of importance, I check on my Timegrapher.
          I try to keep a mental note of which positions run + and which positions run -, then I store accordingly overnight if I see it has gained or lost during the day.

          It's very funny to see this method formalized by a company as staid and solemnly professional as Rolex.

          I'm surprised they would acknowledge their watches could err.

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          • #6
            All 'perpetual self winding chronometers' will err, if you take them off at night.... But only if you take them off. But of course......
            TKite,
            Hydronaut

            I need a new watch

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