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ScottieK Wrote:Excellent, thank you for the replies. I find mechanical watches fascinating and can live with a little inaccuracy. It just wanted to know what to expect! How accurate are your watches that you own?
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
Ardoise Wrote:Give it a little more time and wear it regularly - place it in different positions at evening - and then 60 days from now, take another look. If it's still a little too fast for you - you may also try buying a $10 "Jewelers Demagnetizer" online - although, when a watch is "magnetized" it is usually much worse, like +/- 1:00 (1 minute or more) per day... but if it has a minor magnetism impact - perhaps it can correct a couple seconds.Also, the 0-7+ standard is BETTER than other Swiss COSC certifications like (Rolex) which are -5 to +5 (a 10-second range) which allows a watch to run SLOW - with an IWC, regulated to only with +7 seconds - you will never be late for a meeting....
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ScottieK Wrote:Hello!I purchased a new Portugieser Chronograph about a week ago. This is my very first non-quartz watch and certainly the nicest watch I have purchased. I was a little surprised to see the watch runs fast about 10 seconds per day. I understand it needs time to 'settle down' so hopefully it will improve!The jeweler told me that IWC tests their watches from 0 to +7. Is that true? I didn't realize that 7 seconds fast is considered acceptable. I just want to make sure I have my expectations in order?
slashd0t Wrote:... Is it worth losing your watch for potentially a month or two only to have it come back worse off? ...