Pocketwatches

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Nathan Flowers, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Mine has a stronger drift forward, when in the jeans pocket. When laying flat on the desk, there's very less drift.
     
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  2. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt A-List Customer

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    Mine doesn't run super accurate anymore:
    It has a drift forward of about five minutes in 12 hours
    - whether it's lying or in my pocket.
     
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  3. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Man, a forward drift of just 47 seconds after four days (!) is very very good for a cheap, mechanical 20s movement! I think, the ruhla was very less used by my grandparents.
     
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  4. Trenchfriend

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    Yep, when fully wound, it drifts backwards two seconds per hour!
     
  5. viclip

    viclip Practically Family

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    In terms of perspective:

    - vintage American Rail Road Grade pocket watches were required to keep time within 30 seconds per week

    - a modern Swiss "chronometer" is typically required to maintain time between the range of -4 and +6 seconds per day

    American RRG & certified Swiss chronometers were/are expensive then & now. They were of course constructed in a manner such that their timekeeping could be fully adjusted, & they were designed to be readily maintained & repaired.
     
  6. Trenchfriend

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    My ruhla GDR-era pocketwatch ist still running fine, I tell you! :) Always a joy to wind up.
     
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