I challenge you to a duel. My old tech NOS 1973 Bulova Accuquartz - as it came from the factory,never serviced - against your new tech Bulova Precisionist. I calibrated mine this A.M. against my "Atomic Clock" at 10:05 EST, 12/27/11. First time it had been set in over two months. Was two seconds slow. How long should we run the contest? A month or ...? Winner takes pride in his watch! :w00t:
Sounds good. I'll have to check the Naval Observatory Master clock Time to see how it corresponds to the satellite time. Should be about the same?I accept your challenge. The Precisionist is set to the Naval Observatory Master Clock Time. We go until one of them is +/-2 seconds. OK?
Yes, I have 4 Accuquartz units as well, good time keepers...Sounds like great fun ! All I know is that I have 3 Accuquartz and they are crazy accurate.
Sam2, that Precisionist is a beauty and I like the toy in the background too.
Yeah but it will be fun. I'm not expecting miracles from my Accuquartz either but, as two others have said, when they are properly calibrated they keep excellent time. The two I just had serviced are quite accurate but not up to the one I pictured for the dual. Yours probably won't be as susceptible to wrist movements and positioning as is the Accutron. I don't wear it every day but I do wear it a few days each month.Anyone else who wants to play along, feel free to join in but don't expect a quick decision. This could be like watching paint dry. But what I like about my new watch is the color. I can almost taste it....
I almost threw in the towel last night. I had completed a fresh install of Windows on a neighbor’s computer after her kids downloaded a nasty virus. Funny, she wanted to know if that was because they hadn’t washed their hands after playing with the mouse. Anyway, I clicked on the Master Clock and was shocked to see that the Precisionist had gained four seconds in just a few hours. I darn near panicked but soon realized that Windows had decided to phone home and was in the process of downloading four years worth of updates. Apparently, the browser was slowed by the additional demand on the CPU or DSL but all is well today and we still have a race. There has been no deviation since the Precisionist was set on December 23.Checked my Accuquartz today just after noon EST with my "satellite" clock - dead on since set on 12/27/11! Have worn the watch one time since 12/27/11.
That's a great story. Perfect to go with those hilarious service calls computer tech folks get!Funny, she wanted to know if that was because they hadn’t washed their hands after playing with the mouse.!