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by Internaut
Sun May 22, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)

^^^^ With a 90 hours Power Reserve your Swatch should run to at least Thursday lunchtime, assuming it is fully wound when you take it off at 10pm Sunday night. Guy Sent from my XPERIA 5 III using Tapatalk Quite correct. The only thing we can safely assume is the two are different. The swatch seems ...
by Internaut
Sun May 22, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)

Unfortunately, the only other frame of reference I have is very different architecture - the Sistim 51 watch I wear at the weekend. My activity at the weekend is pretty similar to weekday. I take this watch off, typically 10PM Sunday night, and it is still running on Wednesday. The Swatch has an adv...
by Internaut
Sun May 22, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)

So, I think there is a problem with my watch. Watched a late movie, took it off around 1am Saturday morning and went to bed. The watch stopped at 9:15PM, Saturday night. This morning I did the wind up test. I’m not sure what to make of that. Certainly around 65 or so winds, while holding then watch ...
by Internaut
Fri May 20, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealander GMT - Questions About The Crown
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Sealander GMT - Questions About The Crown

I often have difficulty getting to the date position and find the crown goes straight to the 3rd position. It usually takes at least a couple attempts. What works best for me is to put my fingernails under the crown in position one and then pull as slowly as I can. Then I have to remember which way...
by Internaut
Thu May 19, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)
Replies: 10
Views: 235

The Power Reserve Question (Sealander GMT)

This is the question I'm almost afraid to ask.... Given the following scenario: I wear my watch all day Friday I move a lot (get my ten miles of walks in Have a very lazy evening (because it's Friday) I take the watch off when I go to bed, around 11. What rough level of power reserve do I have left ...
by Internaut
Thu May 19, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 36665
Views: 2131347

Re: CWL of the day

I don't think this one needs an introduction (I see one already today). Reminds me I really need a macro lens if I want photograph with my proper camera. Anyway, from my phone:

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by Internaut
Thu May 19, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would make CW Great?
Replies: 81
Views: 2402

Re: What would make CW Great?

Possibly CW needs some sort of (perhaps limited) additional channel? I say this because some of the most influential watch people, on places like Youtube, are also dealers* and while they might give a nod to CW they will not give too much bandwidth to something they can't sell. This inevitably limit...
by Internaut
Wed May 18, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purposeful regression
Replies: 29
Views: 834

Re: Purposeful regression

This is part of the reason I flipped (and it really was a flip/moment) into more traditional/proper watches again. The second smart watch had gone into the bin*. I found the C5 Malvern in a drawer, while Spring cleaning, and it just worked. Took a 25 year old quartz Swatch into a Swatch swap and th...
by Internaut
Wed May 18, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: CW Tide Material... Does it wear in?
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: CW Tide Material... Does it wear in?

So, the Tide Material strap has grown on me. Somewhat. Nevertheless I have some quick release spring bars and have a Zulu Alpha NATO on order.
by Internaut
Wed May 18, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Purposeful regression
Replies: 29
Views: 834

Re: Purposeful regression

This is part of the reason I flipped (and it really was a flip/moment) into more traditional/proper watches again. The second smart watch had gone into the bin*. I found the C5 Malvern in a drawer, while Spring cleaning, and it just worked. Took a 25 year old quartz Swatch into a Swatch swap and tha...
by Internaut
Wed May 18, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn and Wound/WindUp SF Mike France Interview
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Worn and Wound/WindUp SF Mike France Interview

Up until the word Audio came up, my first thought was a watch made entirely in Britain... Now Sealander 36mm…. Premium COSC or standard at a grab price (which is where the none GMT Sealander approximately sits)? We’ll know soon.
by Internaut
Tue May 17, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night

Ahh, Google Pixel 4a 5g is my phone. There is only one way to charge it - plug it in, and no magnets for accessories. If you wanted to do the kind of test I did, with an iPhone, perhaps an external Lighting microphone would be a good idea. The advice I see online is not to leave watches very close t...
by Internaut
Tue May 17, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night

I've just tried a watch accuracy meter that uses the phone's microphone to listen to the watch. How do you achieve that without getting your watch uncomfortably close to the magnetic elements of your phone? Interesting question. I guess the main source of magnetism is going to be the speakers. The ...
by Internaut
Tue May 17, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night

NationOfLaws wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 3:33 am I don’t know why but I hadn’t ever really considered that position might affect timing. It makes sense, it just hadn’t occurred to me.
Welcome to the rabbit hole, I think.
by Internaut
Tue May 17, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Technical question about my Sealander GMT's movement - Storage Position At Night

You can load a free atomic clock on your phone and use it to track your accuracy in different positions and over time. I meticulously track the accuracy over the first two or three weeks to make sure I have a good movement and to understand the time keeping characteristics of the watch. I've just t...