Are COSC movements worth the extra money?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 40.0%
  • No

    Votes: 18 60.0%

COSC - Worth the money?

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COSC watches generally have the highest grade ETA movements and are a standard of quality - at least that's the presumption. We certainly can rest assured they've been throughly tested.

But they also carry a hefty premium. Do you think it's worth it?
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I voted NO. I will not pay just to get a piece of paper. ANY non-defective ETA movement can be easily regulated to COSC specs. I would much prefer to see a few bucks going to a local watchmaker for regulation of a movement than to pay for COSC testing. However COSC certified watches do have one BIG thing going for them: the movements use much better parts in the critical areas. And you know with the COSC certification that you got the better(actually best) ETA movement.
I was very dismayed not to long ago when I carefully inspected my Jacques Lemans and SWI limited edition 2834/2's all with grade 5(the highest) levels of decorations. I expected them to be "Top" level of the ETA movements. But no they were all the lower lesser "Elabore" grade which uses much lower grade parts. I guess what I am trying to say is getting a better grade of movement is important to me, although so far I've failed, but a COSC certification is not worth the extra dollars...........................................
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