My beloved Seiko just disappointed me

Yesterday i tried the watch accuracy app to see how well my watches run. I don't know how accurate the app is but everything looked realistic and all my watches ran pretty well!

The best was my Venezianico Nereide Avventurina which ran at +-0 seconds at the first test and +1 second at the second test which is awesome! It has a Sellita SW200 inside.

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And then i tested my Seiko Presage Style 60s...

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It ran at +49(!) seconds a day... that's crazy bad...

I've read many bad things about Seiko's movements over the last year or so and it kept me from buying the Sharp Edged.

I also tested my 3 Orient watches and they all ran underneath +10s/d.

All my microbrand watches were underneath +15s/d.

The second worst was the Islander Rangemaster with exactly +15s/d which is still within the acceptable range for the movement inside.

In the end i will still wear and love my Seiko since i usually don't wear a watch for more than 2 days in a row but i'm still very disappointed.

What's your experience with Seiko especially?

I'm sure you can knock that way down by regulating it. You should use a timegrapher instead of an app though, it's more accurate. 馃憤

Sounds like the Seiko is magnetized. There's an app, Lepsis, for that! Or you can use any compass. just put next to the watch making sure the watch isn't north of it. If it swings with compass away from north, it's magnetized. If so, you can buy a demagnetizer on Amazon for ~$12.

I used to use the apps and I even bought a timegrapher. After a while, I kinda stopped caring. If I have to use an app or a machine to see how its running, then its not running poorly enough to worry. If its off by minutes after wearing it for a few hours then its an issue.

That's pretty far off. Not even within the very generous specs for the movement (+45to -30 )spd

The apps are only good for a pass/fail analysis. That does need regulation with the help of an actual timegrapher. Hopefully, there isn't some other problem with the movement.

I wouldn鈥檛 trust an app on my phone. Buy the machine to check your watches. There under 200. If your a collector, it鈥檚 worth it.

Nice looking presage! If you got it from dealer in the last year - it will be regulated under warranty. Or perhaps longer if you know the dealer. If not, you can pay to get it done or learn to do yourself.

My Alpinist got regulated under warranty - runs within METAS now. If I was getting another 6R35 I'd check it's accuracy right after purchase.

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Not sure what app you are using - but the Twixt one works quite well and doesn't rely hearing the beats, which I think is unreliable unless done properly with a timegrapher.

I usually test my watches for accuracy almost as soon as I get them. It's nice to have a starting point, and if I have any trouble down the road, and I can still discuss purchase with seller if I run into any issues.

I have found Seiko mechanical movements to be inconsistent and inaccurate. Somedays they might be off +\- 3 seconds and somedays they might be off +\- 30 seconds. Seiko has a lot of good qualities, accurate mechanical movements at lower price points isnt one of them.

Fieldwalker

Nice looking presage! If you got it from dealer in the last year - it will be regulated under warranty. Or perhaps longer if you know the dealer. If not, you can pay to get it done or learn to do yourself.

My Alpinist got regulated under warranty - runs within METAS now. If I was getting another 6R35 I'd check it's accuracy right after purchase.

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Not sure what app you are using - but the Twixt one works quite well and doesn't rely hearing the beats, which I think is unreliable unless done properly with a timegrapher.

I usually test my watches for accuracy almost as soon as I get them. It's nice to have a starting point, and if I have any trouble down the road, and I can still discuss purchase with seller if I run into any issues.

thanks!

amazing ginza by the way

You also need to test the watch in different positions, it my be 10 seconds fast when face up but 10 seconds slow when face down so the average is 0.....

I personally find the apps irrelevant though.

track the time keeping when wearing the watch at the start and end of the day, static tests don't give real world results

You can regulate it with a timegrapher. I did it to both of my seiko 5s. Had both within cosc in a few positions. But in my case, after a few months wit normal wear (basically desk diving) they are now off again. One is +27, the other has a quite big beat erro.

I was really disappointed. But it鈥檚 time to adjust them again鈥 I guess for the price of the 5s, it鈥檚 not so bad鈥