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Username Post: How accurate?        (Topic#885711)
Notch8
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09-13-10 13:29.25 - Post#2211652    



How accurate can one expect a kinetic watch to be? I like the concept of the kinetic but I really like the accuracy of quartz. My Seikos range from 5 to 10 seconds a month and my Wittnauer is about 5 seconds a YEAR! Can anyone compare the kinetic and quartz watches?
 


likes2watch
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09-14-10 23:11.57 - Post#2212288    


    In response to Notch8

Kinetic watches are quartz, the difference is the energy source (rotor charging a capacitor vs. battery). Their accuracy should be the same.
 
Notch8
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09-15-10 01:18.30 - Post#2212333    


    In response to likes2watch

Thanks, I didn't realize that.
 
4921203
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01-01-11 23:04.51 - Post#2263232    


    In response to Notch8

Ever since I have had a cell phone, I've found watches useless. A typical cell phone has a lap counter for technical stuff, and the regular clock is virtually always correct because it's updated by satellite. The only time a cell phone is wrong that I've seen is when you change time zones. Even then, it's just the hour that's off. The minutes remain correct.
 
WacoKid
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09-02-11 18:49.16 - Post#2382828    


    In response to 4921203

The tired cell phone argument. If you like pulling your phone out of your pocket or detaching it from your belt every time you want to check the time, fine. Personally, I like being able to glance at my wristwatch when I need to know the time or the date. I don't always carry my phone. Sometimes, I go places that require them to be turned off. Sometimes I swim and have a need to measure elapsed time.

As someone stated, whether your quartz watch is powered by a battery, a kinetic charging device, or a solar cell has nothing to do with its accuracy. Some quartz movements are more accurate than others. I've found that G-Shocks are tough, but tend to run fast. My Suunto is probably the most accurate watch I've owned. It was averaging about 7 sec/month last time I checked.
 
likes2watch
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09-03-11 05:56.45 - Post#2382987    


    In response to 4921203

Not sure what kind of phone you use, but where I come from (the USA) cell phones aren't updated by satellites. The clocks in them are close, but not exact. GPS units get information from satellites and are very accurate. I also use: NIST when on the computer.
 
tom mayo
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09-05-11 06:30.41 - Post#2383571    


    In response to likes2watch

The question is: Kinetic WATCHES.

If you dont want to wear a watch........thats fine.

Every Seiko kinetic that I have ever owned was as my friend posted........always right on time.
John 1:17 Love is Stronger than Death


 
WacoKid
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09-05-11 15:48.18 - Post#2383724    


    In response to tom mayo

Some collectors don't like kinetics because, supposedly, you need to wear them at least once every few days for optimal performance. That could be a problem if you have a lot of watches. Ordinary battery-powered watches don't care if you are wearing them or not. Automatic watches can run down and sit for years, waiting to be used again. If you wear the same watch every day, none of this matters.
 
likes2watch
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09-05-11 21:40.08 - Post#2383772    


    In response to WacoKid

  • WacoKid Said:
Some collectors don't like kinetics because, supposedly, you need to wear them at least once every few days for optimal performance.


Most kinetic watches run for approximately 6 months on a full charge. The original ones would run for approximately 3 days, but most likely they are no longer working... the capacitors end out dying.


  • WacoKid Said:
Ordinary battery-powered watches don't care if you are wearing them or not.


Watches don't care about anything, they're watches!!!!


  • WacoKid Said:
Automatic watches can run down and sit for years, waiting to be used again.


That's what watchwinders are for.. to keep automatic watches wound.


  • WacoKid Said:
If you wear the same watch every day, none of this matters.


If you wear the same watch every day, you probably aren't a watch collector, just like if you carry the same knife every day, you probably aren't a knife collector.
 
WacoKid
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09-06-11 05:31.15 - Post#2383911    


    In response to likes2watch

  • likes2watch Said:
  • WacoKid Said:
Some collectors don't like kinetics because, supposedly, you need to wear them at least once every few days for optimal performance.


Most kinetic watches run for approximately 6 months on a full charge. The original ones would run for approximately 3 days, but most likely they are no longer working... the capacitors end out dying.





Right, but I've read that if you tend to wear them infrequently, they will have less total capacity over time. I'm not sure why, this just what I've read on the Seiko & Citizen forums. There is always the chance that they were wrong, but they seemed very knowledgeable.
 


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