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Hi All,
I'm not a collector, but I do like a nice watch.
I purchased a Nomos Orion 38 Datum with their new swing movement about a year ago, and from the beginning, it would lose about 8-9 seconds a day. I reset it about 3 times a month.

My question for you knowledgeable folks is whether it is worth sending it to a qualified Nomos service center (in USA) for better timekeeping regulation, or might I be creating more trouble for the watch?

Some might ask why I don't get a quartz watch for accuracy. My answer is I love my Orion, and I have not found a quartz watch that looks nearly as attractive to me. I'm a pretty old guy and have no interest in the sport/dive/aviator styles with many complications that simply get in the way of my seeing the time at a quick glance.

Thanks for your wisdom,

Julian
 

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Welcome to the forum Julian.

In order to address your question, I would have to know how accurate those watches are suppose to be(I don't know that answer). Many watches gain or lose 5-15 second a day so that is not unusual. Second, is it that annoying to reset it a couple times a month? You always run the risk of 'issues' when shipping and disappointing repair service when trying to make something better, even if it ends up about the same after all your trouble. Unless that watch is way off the advertised spec in timekeeping, I would leave it alone.
 

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Thanks, Spaceview. I'm not aware of any specific accuracy claims by the manufacturer. Online, I run across the occasional Nomos owner who claims a 2-3 second daily accuracy, and that, coupled with the fear of creating "issues," is what gave rise to my query.
 
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