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So today has been exactly 3 weeks with my new Ray II and I set the watch to the second, the Monday I received it 4/6 and here we are 3 weeks later and it's spot on to the second with Time.is...Come on, I paid $112 for this watch with the eBay 20% discount a few weeks ago. My Ray seems to be just about 1 second fast per day when I'm wearing it and it loses that second overnight when resting so essentially it has been keeping perfect time, with that routine.

Compare this to the S726c movement in my Seiko Snk809, which is all over the place but mostly 10-15 seconds a day slow. Although on a occasion it goes off the rails and will run 15-20 seconds a day fast but then eventually comes back to running slow again....I can make no sense of the 7S26 movement besides there is no consistency whatsoever with it but I still like the little 809 watch!!

For the record my Orient Agent with the 48743 movement has been almost as good as the F69 in the Ray, running consistently 2-3 seconds a day fast.

I'm new to this mechanical watch addiction but I'm just loving the accuracy of these Orients and the difference in my Agent compared to the Snk809 is why I chose the Ray II over the SKX007...I honestly wasn't too excited about another watch with the 7S26 movement and the Ray just looks classier IMO, then add hacking and hand winding to the accuracy and just WOW!

So how accurate is your Mako's - Ray's II ?

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Same here, I bought raven 2 from creationwatches using the same code. Very accurate. I am not measuring it but its showing same time as my phone, good enough for me :) and in my opinion way better build quality than my skx


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as far as I can tell so far it's a few seconds slow a week.

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Sounds like you guys are getting excellent accuracy as well! Something else I forgot to mention is the power reserve on both my Orients are exceeding the 40hr spec and clocking out at 48-50hrs. On the other hand the 7S26 in the Seiko checks out at 30hrs, kind of disappointed with that but for $55 it's still a cool little watch.

I'm really appreciating these Orient movements though. They're doing one hell of a bang up job on their movements, especially considering the cost!
 

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Just got my second Orient... the Orient Blue Ray II. I've had the Blue Ray I for over a year and it got more wrist time than the other 10 watches I have. I really like the absence of the 'day pusher' and now with the 'In-house' wind-able and hack-able F69 movement it's great! Marc at Long Island Watch offers great watches for great prices. Thanks to Marc & Co.

I've only had the new Blue Ray II for a day but it's running just 1 second fast so far. I know it will settle down after awhile, but right out of the box the accuracy is much better than any 7S26 Seiko I have. Kudos to Orient!

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My Ray II is good to ~10s per day. Right now it's running around 7 or 8 seconds fast per day if I had to guess...which, I will add, I'm very much aware is quite good for a $180 mechanical watch.
 

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My Mako USA II has been excellent, though of course it varies on position and how much I wear it. For a while it was within 5 seconds a day, then I stopped keeping track.
 

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I've been tracking my Ray II accuracy with the iPhone app "Twixt". So far after 4 days, it's -0.6 secs! Way better than I expected.
 

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When I got mine brand new it was somewhere around +12/day. Popped it open and regulated it in dial-up position and got it bang on to less than 1sec/day worn.

After a good few months break in it's settled to +5/day. I know that's actually really good, and easily fixed by leaving it 12-up overnight, but im considering opening it back up lol.
 

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Your accuracy stories are great to hear. I have 2 SKX and neither is accurate to even a minute a day. I have a Mako on the way, and I am looking forward to my first Orient.
 

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I had not realized there was so much activity on this thread since I last visited and started this topic but it's good see other reports of excellent time keeping. I also want to report that nothing has changed with my Ray II, I wear it regularly and it's still about 1 second fast per day and I turn it crown up over night and it's back to spot on. Maybe it's really a quartz watch. ;-)
 

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I've heard that the new Orient movement is as good as the Miyota 9015.

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The number of days is not important because we aren't doing a COSC certification process, you only need data of one day to know the watch's average accuracy. After two months all those data probably got messed up.

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I've had my Blue Ray II now for about 3 months. Accuracy is still very impressive. I've been wearing it almost everyday. It gains 2 - 3 secs per day, then I put it in my watch box over night with '6 down' and it losses about 3 seconds over night. I put a Super Oyster bracelet on it from StrapCode which fits perfectly.

 
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