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by keepitsimple
Thu May 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Miyota movement accuracy query
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Miyota movement accuracy query

H0rati0...I fear we are in grave danger of being in agreement :wink: I'd buy - and have bought - watches with both eta 28nn and Miyota 9nnn movements. I think they are often dismissed by some enthusiasts just because of their lack of exclusivity - but they are very very good movements - to the point...
by keepitsimple
Thu May 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Miyota movement accuracy query
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Miyota movement accuracy query

Back to the OP's issue, and put aside the pricing discussions ! If it were me, I'd look for any evidence you have that the manufacturer claims the performance to be equivalent to the eta 2824 elabore movement. If you can't find any, you might be out of luck on that score. The easiest solution I thin...
by keepitsimple
Thu May 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Miyota movement accuracy query
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Miyota movement accuracy query

Cousins UK quick check: Miyota 9130 £125 ETA 2824.2 £121.95 YMMV of course! I fully agree that the Miyota 9130 is not directly comparable to the ETA 2824 (nor is the spec as tight) but that was the original proposition. When I saw those headline prices you found at Cousins I thought wow ! even with...
by keepitsimple
Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Miyota movement accuracy query
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: Miyota movement accuracy query

Your watch may not be accurate, but it may be precise (there is a difference !) If it performs to a similar level in all postions, then it is precise, and can be made accurate just by a fairly simple regulation. The quickest way to check this is to use a timing machine - the long way is to do a 24hr...
by keepitsimple
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Orient almost got it right! 36mm Bambino
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: Orient almost got it right! 36mm Bambino

I really do want to like Orient watches - they have some very attractive designs, good price/value propositions, and the movements seem like they are well made. Only thing that stops me from buying is that I can't get past the cheap-looking crest/emblem that looks like it should belong more on a cig...
by keepitsimple
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Regulating My ETA 2824-2
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: Regulating My ETA 2824-2

...any type of watch timing device is best avoided if you are even slightly OCD. They WILL drive you nuts :problem: I was chatting with my piano tuner a few weeks ago. He will never listen to piano music because all he can do is listen for the faults. Like any mechanical watch, no perfect piano tuni...
by keepitsimple
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Regulating My ETA 2824-2
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: Regulating My ETA 2824-2

Anybody have any experience with a Lepsi Scope? Kind of pricey but might be an alternative to the chinese instructions. Would like to get into this process of regulating but still have a lot to learn. Apologies upfront - I haven't used a Lepsi. I can see they would be very useful if you're buying a...
by keepitsimple
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Regulating My ETA 2824-2
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: Regulating My ETA 2824-2

Regulated one of my autos today. Its a 3 year old Certina DS Action diver. One of my favourite watches and one that has stayed in my collection despite hundreds of comings and goings. Uses probably the most widely use Swiss auto movement, the ETA 2824-2. Has been running fast for quite a while so t...
by keepitsimple
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Regulating My ETA 2824-2
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: Regulating My ETA 2824-2

That's a very useful post. Been there, done that but many many haven't and may be scared to try - your post might help take the fear out of it. One of the many nice things about the 2824 and the other closely related movements is how easy they are to regulate even for an amateur. They're often kinda...
by keepitsimple
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Smiths Everest PRS-25
Replies: 42
Views: 2412

Re: Smiths Everest PRS-25

I doubt anyone today ever gets their "money's worth" out of a Rolex Eplorer in terms of it being a device to tell the time with reasonable accuracy versus other approaches to portable timekeeping. How do you com to that conclusion? +/- 2 seconds per day is pretty accurate (especially for a mechanic...
by keepitsimple
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Smiths Everest PRS-25
Replies: 42
Views: 2412

Re: Smiths Everest PRS-25

I have a lot of watches to choose from, but I think I probably wear the Smiths more than the Rolex. If I'm paying £5k for a watch I'll make sure I get my money's worth out of it by wearing it a lot. :thumbup: Definitely a dilemma if you have a lot of watches to choose from. Best resolved by ignorin...
by keepitsimple
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Bargain Hunters Thread
Replies: 1378
Views: 203955

Re: The Bargain Hunters Thread

TigerChris wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:37 pm

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NP - Heal's sell clocks especially for you :)

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by keepitsimple
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Smiths Everest PRS-25
Replies: 42
Views: 2412

Re: Smiths Everest PRS-25

I've had the original and now have the new 36mm version. The original didn't't quite capture the essence of the 1016 - most dimensions for me were out, whether the case size or the hands. But the 36mm is bang on. Slight modifications to the hands, dial colour, font colour for Everest, and of course...
by keepitsimple
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Smiths Everest PRS-25
Replies: 42
Views: 2412

Re: Smiths Everest PRS-25

Has anybody got any experience of the Smiths Everest PRS-25? I’m on a Rolex AD’s waiting list for the Explorer 1 but the wait is never ending, and the more time I have to reflect on it, is it really worth £5K? whereas the Smiths is just £320.....but is it’s quality/performance reflective of that lo...
by keepitsimple
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Explorer - Uncomplicated
Replies: 31
Views: 1283

Explorer - on a strap ?

Looks great a classic watch, any plans to take it off the bracelet? Right now, I’d say no to that one. My experience is... I take them off, try all sorts of other stuff, and then put them back on. So I’m trying to cut out the middle bit. :) All my watches are on straps, even when they came with bra...