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    For those who wear an automatic day in and day out, what is your breaking point as far as resetting the time? How many minutes does it have to be off before you reset it...1 minute, 2,5? Just curious?
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    I should have asked, if you were forced to wear the same watch everyday how far off would it have to be before resetting it?
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    First I want to get to know how a watch runs. If it's 3 or 4 seconds fast per day and I intend to keep it on the winder, I set the watch a minute or so behind and then I don't have to reset it until I have to adjust the date at the end of the 30 day months - and vice versa for watches that run slow. If it's a watch I don't wear that often I don't even bother to worry about it since it just goes back in the drawer / box for a few weeks until I wear it again and start all over.

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    Luckily, none of my automatics seems to gain or lose an unreasonable amount of time either way. But then again, I'm not a fanatic and a few minutes here or there won't cause me to lose my job or miss my tee time. If I had to say, I'd reset the time at 5 minutes.

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    I agree with five minutes. Exact time I can get from my phone. When my watch is off five minutes then I'll reset it..
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    I switch from my "watch of the day" to my Ball with its tritium dial for night time wear. And as I have several atomic watches for accuracy purposes, I tend to be a little lenient with my autos. On average, my breaking points are -1/+2 when I reset the time.
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