Tiffany came up with a word called dorkulating; it basically applies to something you do that can only be appreciated by another dork/nerd/geek/hacker interested in that field. Something like messing around on the Linux command line or building something that is only useful to one person.

In this case, I will be dorkulating over my watches. I am curious how accurate my watches are. This page will record how they are doing periodically. Technically, what I am doing is horology. I hope to add to this collection of accuracies in the coming months.

Main Watch:

Seiko Kinetic Model: SKH640 Calibre: 5M62 Serial # 2719** Manufactured July 2002. Japan Movement.

Date Time (NIST) Time (Watch) Variance from NIST Day to Day Variance
9/17/2007 12:03:00 12:03:00 0 0
9/24/2007 1:24:45 1:24:45 0 0
10/8/2007 12:34:32 12:34:32 0 0
10/22/2007 12:00:00 12:00:00 0 0

In over a month, this watch has not gained or lost any time according to NIST time keeping.

New Watch!

Seiko 5 (Automatic) Model: SNX425K2 Calibre: 7S26B Serial 7306** Manufactured March, 2007. Unknown country of manufacture.

Date Time (NIST) Time (Watch) Variance from NIST Day to Day Variance
11/8/2007 11:35:45 11:35:40 -5 0
11/9/2007 11:31:00 11:31:13 +15 20
11/12/2007 11:45:00 11:45:58 +58 14.3 S/Day
Reset Watch        

I have read that Seiko 7S26 movements are fast from the factory, I guess they are right. They say that it takes a month or two until everything wears in and you can see the true accuracy of the watch.


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