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    • Stevekir
    • By Stevekir 12th Jan 19, 5:11 PM
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    How accurate is a good quality digital quartz watch?
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:11 PM
    How accurate is a good quality digital quartz watch? 12th Jan 19 at 5:11 PM
    I have bought a Rotary Windsor men's wristwatch. I have seen it for up to 200 but I paid 89.


    How accurate can I expect it to be please? (Both over a day and long term would be helpful).



    Thanks, Steve K
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 12th Jan 19, 5:14 PM
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    Will lose approx 15 seconds per month.
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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 12th Jan 19, 8:42 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:42 PM
    This question would seem to be a good candidate for an internet search.

    But bear in mind the statistics of moving from the general to the particular. Your specific watch may not match the range of accuracies of that type of watch, or be close to the average values.

    You get what you get...
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Jan 19, 9:09 PM
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    Rotary will quote a figure in the specification which should bracket the worst case, though as JG says, there can be outliers. I've had a Casio digital that was so inaccurate it was useless. Also a Sector quartz-analogue that was near-100% accurate and didn't need adjustment from one DST change to the next. It's a crap-shoot..
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 12th Jan 19, 11:19 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 11:19 PM
    I have 15 year old Sekonda that gains about 20 seconds per year. My Hugo Boss (Thrice the price) loses about 15 seconds a month. My Seiko gains around 5 seconds a month.
    It all depends on how accurately the quartz is tuned. You can buy cheap ones that are more accurate than expensive ones.

    In general use though they are more than accurate enough.You shouldn't be noticing anything on a daily basis.
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    • arciere
    • By arciere 14th Jan 19, 9:46 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 9:46 AM
    My Citizen gains approx 10 seconds per month, still more accurate than a mechanical watch though.
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