New Islander Port Jefferson with Traveler GMT

This just arrived today. One of the new Port Jefferson models with the Miyota 9075 traveler GMT movement. This is my first movement of this type. This one looks great, in my opinion, and I'm liking it so far. I only have one major complaint about it.

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C'mon then, what's the complaint? It's like one of those Tik Tok stories in loads of parts, c'mon man! 馃槀

Chairman_Bored

C'mon then, what's the complaint? It's like one of those Tik Tok stories in loads of parts, c'mon man! 馃槀

Yeah, there's 10 things I like. You won't believe #7!

Okay, the one bad thing is the minute markings are too microscopic to be useful. There are way too many divisions, so when setting, or trying to read a precise minute, it's pretty much impossible to distinguish.

gbelleh

Yeah, there's 10 things I like. You won't believe #7!

Okay, the one bad thing is the minute markings are too microscopic to be useful. There are way too many divisions, so when setting, or trying to read a precise minute, it's pretty much impossible to distinguish.

Yeah, OK, I had that discussion with a mate the other day, when I set my watches I'm anal as fuck so I have to get it to the second, then when I actually look at the time I'm vague as can be - it's 'about twenty to' or 'about five past'.

My tip, set the watch on a major marker, and then don't worry about it.

I am Captain Accuracy! I have many watches that set themselves via atomic clocks but I have a special place in my heart for mechanical things and I love that I have a little tiny power station powered by me that drives hands to vaguely tell me the time on my wrist, I don't need that tiny accuracy level in 99.99% of my life, it's been hard but I've learned it now.

(BTW, they've only put all those markings there so you can't tell that the alignment is off so you'll complain about it! 馃槃 馃槃 )

Chairman_Bored

Yeah, OK, I had that discussion with a mate the other day, when I set my watches I'm anal as fuck so I have to get it to the second, then when I actually look at the time I'm vague as can be - it's 'about twenty to' or 'about five past'.

My tip, set the watch on a major marker, and then don't worry about it.

I am Captain Accuracy! I have many watches that set themselves via atomic clocks but I have a special place in my heart for mechanical things and I love that I have a little tiny power station powered by me that drives hands to vaguely tell me the time on my wrist, I don't need that tiny accuracy level in 99.99% of my life, it's been hard but I've learned it now.

(BTW, they've only put all those markings there so you can't tell that the alignment is off so you'll complain about it! 馃槃 馃槃 )

Yeah, I had to wait until a 5 marker to set the time today. I know it鈥檚 a minor thing, but I enjoy and appreciate precision and accuracy.

gbelleh

Yeah, I had to wait until a 5 marker to set the time today. I know it鈥檚 a minor thing, but I enjoy and appreciate precision and accuracy.

TL;DR Although I absolutely love accuracy, no one else does so it doesn't actually matter!

I know exactly what you mean. I had to 'learn' that:

  • If I want accuracy I choose a radio controlled quartz watch - I have several.

  • If I want vaguely accurate I choose a quartz watch - I have several again

  • If I like a mechanical watch I wear it and dont' worry about accuracy.

Now, I don't worry about any of the above because I have properly looked at how I tell the time from a watch, I am far from accurate.

The only thing I want from a mechanical watch is that it runs fast so I don't miss trains, planes etc, anything else I can deal with.

If you really, really love accuracy then mechanical movements aren't for you unless you can afford a spring drive and then we're in another game altogether!

Please don't get me wrong, I've gone through all these learnings over the years and I am bound to be several tens of years older than you and I don't want this to come across as patronising, honestly, don't worry about the accuracy, other people don't and it'll only add stress.

Maaan that's a nice watch

Chairman_Bored

TL;DR Although I absolutely love accuracy, no one else does so it doesn't actually matter!

I know exactly what you mean. I had to 'learn' that:

  • If I want accuracy I choose a radio controlled quartz watch - I have several.

  • If I want vaguely accurate I choose a quartz watch - I have several again

  • If I like a mechanical watch I wear it and dont' worry about accuracy.

Now, I don't worry about any of the above because I have properly looked at how I tell the time from a watch, I am far from accurate.

The only thing I want from a mechanical watch is that it runs fast so I don't miss trains, planes etc, anything else I can deal with.

If you really, really love accuracy then mechanical movements aren't for you unless you can afford a spring drive and then we're in another game altogether!

Please don't get me wrong, I've gone through all these learnings over the years and I am bound to be several tens of years older than you and I don't want this to come across as patronising, honestly, don't worry about the accuracy, other people don't and it'll only add stress.

You're probably not that many 10s older than me. I understand the limitations of mechanical watches. That's what makes it amazing and special when one tracks the atomic clock all day with less than a second of deviation. I'm not obsessive or bothered by it, I just appreciate what these little assemblies of gears and springs are capable of, and enjoy seeing them perform at their best when possible.

This is without a doubt my favourite Islander so far! Great job Mark 馃憤

I looked at them when islander sent out the text discounts. Looks so good.

Damn... Islander coming in hot with these!