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Great looking time piece, bad at keeping time...
on January 18, 2012
When I first came across this watch, I new I had to have it. Having done the research, I knew that it used a Seagull movement from Tainjin, China where about 1/4 of the world's automatic movements come from. I've heard great things about these movements, so I was expecting it to be off a couple seconds a day. Well, I was wrong about that. I placed it on my winder for a week, and it's about a minute off (fast) a day which is supposedly well within industry standard. I just find it hard to believe that my Seiko automatic from the 90's keeps better time at half the cost.
Other than the time keeping, this watch is beautiful. Everything appears to be of very high quality. The rubber band is incredibly soft, but also attracts a lot of dust. Whenever I'd put my hand in my pocket, the watch band would come out all fuzzy. That was an easy fix. I ended up getting a leather band with blue stitch which looks much better and allows it to go with more outfits.
I will test the time keeping again wearing it only and not putting it on a winder. I've synchronized it to the second with the local atomic time. I'm very curious how many seconds a day it's fast.
In conclusion, for the price, this watch is a whole lot of bang for the buck. This watch is obviously made more for looks than time keeping.
49 seconds fast in a 24 hour period. +/-30 seconds is the maximum deviation that's acceptable in a standard Swiss movement at any given time of the year. I suppose, for the price, this isn't all that bad. One thing to note is that it does run faster when it's not worn. At the 12 hour mark, it was only 14 seconds fast. It's supposed to become more accurate over time. We'll see how it is in a few months.