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I'm looking at a couple of Seiko military style chronographs. They seem nearly identical except one has a 7T62 movement while the other has a 7T92.

Does anyone know the difference (as well as pros/cons) between them?

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I'm looking at a couple of Seiko military style chronographs. They seem nearly identical except one has a 7T62 movement while the other has a 7T92.

Does anyone know the difference (as well as pros/cons) between them?

BR,
Wardo
Although they look the same at first glance they have quite different functions.
7T62:
has a 60 minute chrono subdial at 12 o'clock, and a two handed alarm subdial at 6 o'clock. The central chrono second hand ticks 5 times per second and thus mimics the movement of a more expensive mechanical chrono. Therefore it can be used to measure 1/5th seconds.
About the alarm: it is not very loud-- it won't wake you from sleep, but will notify you discreetly during the day without making a nuisance of itself.
An important thing about the alarm subdial is that when not being used for an alarm it can be offset to show a second time zone-- and since it has an hour and minute hand it can indicate those special time zones that are less than one hour difference.

7T92:
the subdial at 6 o'clock has hour and minute hands that track the chronograph elapsed time up to 12 hours. The subdial at 12 o'clock is a 1/20th of a second indicator. The hands all tick once per second like normal chronos, except the 1/20 second hand-- it spins like a whirling dervish! Watching it spin like crazy is cool, but you can almost feel the battery power draining away!

Over all I think the 7T62 is the cooler and more elegant movement-- pick it if you need or like an alarm or second time zone. The chrono function only tracks up to 60 minutes (in 1/5th second increments) however. If you want to track longer time intervals go with the 7T92 which will track up to 12 hours (in 1/20th second increments).
 

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Thanks, Obsidian. That's just what I needed to know.:thanks

Are they both equally robust and reliable?

I had just about decided to buy the SNDA65 but now I'm not so sure. Does anyone know if there is a comparable model with the 7T62 movement (other than the Spirit)?
 

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If you search the boards a bit, you'll find that many 7T62 malfunction after changing the battery for whatever reason. It also happened to mine in a SNA225. It was great for the 5 years the battery lasted. I have no experience with the 7T92, but often wished the chronograph on my SNA225 lasted more than 60 minutes. 12 hours is perfect, IMO, if you want to time sleep, a workday, etc. Don't know how reliable/long-lasting the 7T92s are though.
 

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Although they look the same at first glance they have quite different functions.
7T62:
has a 60 minute chrono subdial at 12 o'clock, and a two handed alarm subdial at 6 o'clock. The central chrono second hand ticks 5 times per second and thus mimics the movement of a more expensive mechanical chrono. Therefore it can be used to measure 1/5th seconds.
About the alarm: it is not very loud-- it won't wake you from sleep, but will notify you discreetly during the day without making a nuisance of itself.
An important thing about the alarm subdial is that when not being used for an alarm it can be offset to show a second time zone-- and since it has an hour and minute hand it can indicate those special time zones that are less than one hour difference.

7T92:
the subdial at 6 o'clock has hour and minute hands that track the chronograph elapsed time up to 12 hours. The subdial at 12 o'clock is a 1/20th of a second indicator. The hands all tick once per second like normal chronos, except the 1/20 second hand-- it spins like a whirling dervish! Watching it spin like crazy is cool, but you can almost feel the battery power draining away!

Over all I think the 7T62 is the cooler and more elegant movement-- pick it if you need or like an alarm or second time zone. The chrono function only tracks up to 60 minutes (in 1/5th second increments) however. If you want to track longer time intervals go with the 7T92 which will track up to 12 hours (in 1/20th second increments).
I have both movements, both have good qualities. I will say on my 7T62 it only spins like a whirling darvish for the first 10 minutes after setting the chronometer. After that the sub-seconds hand stops but it displays the right time once the chronometer stops, so basiclly after 10 minutes you stop it and the sub-seconds hand stops indicating the 1/20th time. May not make a huge difference but probably helps to save a little of the battery.
 

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I have a 7t 32 which is the precursor of the 7t 62 I presume. As stated above the alarm subdial was mainly used as a second time zone however the alarm consistantly woke [me[ up.
The astonishing thing about this watch is that it runs at minus 19s/yr and has done for many years. For a non - thermocompensated movement I think that this is remarkable, whatever Seiko did to make and select their chrystals back then
was spot on.

I also have a titanium chronograph with the 7t 92 movement which is nowhwere near as accurate despite being made ~25 yrs later.
 
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