Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Interview on Zeiss Ikon
From: grduprey at (
Date: Wed Oct 27 12:56:04 2004

And my Rolex still does and always has drifted 7 minutes over a 60 day 
period, always in the fast direction.  The wife a few years back bought me 
a Seiko Quartz watch, can't use it, the face and hands do not have enough 
contrast to read in dim light, (Bad Choice of colors).  Also materials are 
not very robust, crystal scratches easily and so does the chrome surface, 
which then corrodes.  Nice watch, but just not practical for me.  Also the 
Rolex does not need a battery, and is self winding, so I can just worry 
about the time and not when and where I need to get a battery.  And after 
15 years of daily use, there is not a single scratch on the crystal and 
the case is in great shape.  I also use a old Elgin pocket watch, which is 
surprisingly very accurate, as long as I remember to wind it.  I think the 
wife paid $150 for it, which she thought was a horrendously high price for 


And my Rolex was so damn erratic I finally sold it - wearing a status
symbol was fun, but I was more in need of vaguely accurate time. I have
had similar problems with Omegas - never had those problems with quartz
watches, whether they cost $15, or $150. ;-)

And don't get me wrong, I really love the look and heft of the
traditional watches, to say nothing of the craftsmanship.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Dan C
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:33 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Interview on Zeiss Ikon

My Seiko quartz watch used to gain 1 second a week.  Week in and week
 Year after year.   Way back when I cared about these things, I used to
check with WWV on a regular basis.  The watch never wavered.

-dan c.

At 06:02 PM 27-10-04 +0200, animal wrote:
>What you want is a clock with a known error.
>One that gains 12 hours a day is more desirable then one that wanders a
>minute a month in a random manner.
>Those radio controlled clocks are very nice but don,t work in remote
>Obviously today there is hardly a need for chronometers with all the
>available .
>Still it remains one of the desired properties of a super watch.

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