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Watch accuracy My new watch gains 6-10 seconds per week. Is this an acceptable level of accuracy for a good swiss watch?

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It is ok for a new watch to gain or lose more seconds. it takes time for the movement to settle down.

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Nowhere in the little operations manual that came with my watch does it give the accuracy of the timepiece. Where can I get that information? I have a movado ESQ bracer chronograph.

Interesting question. I know little about watches but, as you would know, your watch does have a quartz movement, so, from Wikipedia, 'Quartz clock':

Standard-quality resonators of this type are warranted to have a long-term accuracy of about 6 parts per million at 31 degrees C (87.8 F): that is, a typical quartz wristwatch will gain or lose 15 seconds per 30 days (within a normal temperature range of 5 deg C / 41 F to 35 deg C / 95 F) or less than a half second clock drift per day when worn near the body.

If a quartz wristwatch is "rated" by measuring its timekeeping characteristics against an atomic clock's time broadcast, to determine how much time the watch gains or loses per day, and adjustments are made to the circuitry to "regulate" the timekeeping, then the corrected time will easily be accurate within 10 seconds per year. This is more than adequate to perform celestial navigation.

Assuming that you have a computer with internet-synced time and good internet, meaning around 1/100 second accuracy, why not compare the watch to the computer over the space of a week?

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I have a ladies rolex oyster perpetual datejust which was bought a couple of months ago. It's an automatic watch and although I wear it all the time including during sleep, it's constantly slow. Is...

I suggest you talk to Rolex or thier local dealer to see if the slowness you are concerned about is outside the guaranteed accuracy for the watch.

I can't find any reference to accuracy on the Rolex site but other makers have mentioned 15 seconds per month for the accuracy of an automatic watch. This seems poor compared to the accuracy that we have become used to from electronic watches but it is a mechanical watch!

Speaking to the maker might clarify what you can expect from your watch and if it is outside their tolerances, I would expect them to put it right under their warranty.

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Dear Sirs! My new (1month) Longines automatic watch hastens each day (and night) four seconds.Model L4.721.2 Is it normal or I have to turn to the laboratoty to fix the problem?! Thanks a lot Iosif

An automatic watch that gains 4 seconds in a day is good.A new Rolex is rated at 5 seconds per day so 4 seconds is well within what you can expect for your watch.As a tip when the watch is off the wrist place on its side,gravity slows the operation of the watch just a fraction.This is called positional error and may help.

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The second hand jumps forward every 5 seconds but the watch still keeps time OK.

You need to replace battery.
Q/A from swiss army website.
Q. How do I know when the battery needs changing?
A. In select models, the battery end-of-life indicator signals that the battery should be replaced within two or three days. When the battery is low, the second hand stands still for 2-4 seconds, and then speeds up to the correct time. This indication will last for approximately one week, and then the timepiece hands stand still.

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I have an old LAURIS (sic) swiss 'electronic' watch, not having worked for years I changed the battery (1.5v) I noticed some very sticky substance around electronic parts, not near the mechanical parts,...

Previous battery in your watch leaked. This is why you see that sticky substance around parts. Gaining is trimmer's or microelectric fault and can be solved by professional watchmaker only. I'd advise to leave that substance cleaning for watchmaker as well, because without appropriate knowledge parts can be damaged and I'm pretty sure - parts for this model are obsolete. Rate me, plz.

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Im planning to buy the Model AR 4613 and wonder to find out more details about the specification. Do I need to self adjust the week days (SUN, MON, TUE) indicator everyday? My friend who bought the same...

I would not recommend any of Armani watches, as they all have very average quality Chinese or Japanese mass produced movements. Your friends watch is proof to this - it already has broken weekdays calendar part. There is no need to adjust day or date every day, as the watch is designed to do it itself, but it's not always working with those cheap movements. In fact, when buying Armani watch, you are paying for brand name and design - let alone quality. The choice is yours, of course, but for the same amount of money, I would opt out for Tissot mechanical watch. In this case you will get reputable and well known Swiss brand name, Swiss made, assembled and to Swiss standards adjusted movement. And, of course, the whole watch will be made in Switzerland, case, bracelet, dial, glass, hands and even smallest of screws inclusive. No other country can beat Swiss made watches, as their standards for watch making is the highest in the world. At the very end your Tissot watch will make your friend jealous, because you will never have such a problems like broken parts or non-functional calendar e.t.c. Timekeeping will be on the spot as well. If you will look after your watch, your grand-grand-grand-grand children will be able to enjoy it, because mechanical watches are designed to last almost forever. I'm not trying to change your mind or advertise Swiss made watches - just trying to explain what would be the best solution for the amount of money you have. One more thing - the Armani watch you are after will be out of trend in a few years time and will have no value at all, however, Swiss made watches usually have timeless designs and are always keeping very good value even after years of use. In some cases 10 or 20 years old Swiss watch costs a lot more than it was bought when brand new. Hope it helps.

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Previously accurate Seiko dive watch suddenly gaining 1-2 hrs/day

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I have an Oris BC3 which was never a great time keeper; gaining or losing 5-10 seconds per day. Recently, it started to gain at an alarming rate and I took it to be cleaned and regulated at a watch...

Take your watch back to the watchmaker and ask to regulate the watch again. After a decent repair watch shouldn't loose or gain that much and if properly regulated and tested can keep good time. ORIS is using the same Swiss made ETA movements as Tag Heuer, Ebel, Montblanc, Tissot, Maurice Lacroix etc. These are very good mechanical movements and can be adjusted to allmost perfect timekeeping.

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