Any interest in producing a HAQ watch for the forum? I'm thinking an ETA E64 movement. Any interest or suggestions?
The idea of getting a watch with better specs than anything currently on the market is pie in the sky. A project watch is never about creating an ideal movement, but rather about creating a personalised exterior design. With Chinese and Russian projects this isn't such an issue. They have a brief discussion about which movement to use and then spend weeks or months working out the look of the watch.Interested in principle but I wonder it if would give to the final user a technical advantage over the existing models.
If we need solar+IAHH+PC then we have Citizen. If we need user adjustable calibration we have Seiko 9F. As for me I would love to have the combination of the two but in the end I can live with only one. As for ETA, I see their actual movements as very cost saving. Maybe I'm wrong but in their actual thermocompensated line I cannot see any "valuable" movement, that is built to last a lot of years. They look to me as just an evolution of cheap movements with some metal here and a couple of jewel bearings there.
So in other words if we start a project of a custom HAQ "WUS" watch, to me it should have better specifications than the watches already available in the market. Otherwise if we are just looking for a "personalised" watch better to buy some used one and try to fit in a TC movement.
ETA 251.264.CEN. Are there any other commercially available movements with independently adjustable hour hands?What MOVEMENT would you suggest. Let's start there.
Personally I have so many watches (they're not valuable, just goofy) that solar is actually a drawback. I can't keep everything in the window.
Is this the right age to continue building toward internal accuracy?Any interest in producing a HAQ watch for the forum? I'm thinking an ETA E64 movement. Any interest or suggestions?
Given their other watches are clones, I'd expect this will be too. Curious of what though. I wouldn't think the Oysterquartz would be iconic enough for a cloner to bother with it.Silver watch Co. is coming out with a HAQ. First micro to do so I think. Don't know when or what it looks like yet though. From their website...
The majority of us here in f9 are fascinated by intrinsic accuracy, for its own sake. Extrinsic accuracy is imminently practical, but for me the fascination of a movement - whether quartz or mechanical - comes from its ability to keep time to a high standard (relative to its technology, when we're speaking of mechanicals) itself rather than relying on an external reference. (For the same reason, I am a fan of high accuracy pendulum clocks.)Is this the right age to continue building toward internal accuracy?
I could understand how radio sync was unreliable and GPS needed open sky to work, and was bulky, and that if one wanted to have a piece of mind then HAQ.
But with Bluetooth sync, we have a revolution. My Oceanus syncs 3-4 times a day, always. And it has internal accuracy of 18 SPY on wrist, so it literally guarantees +/-1 SPY at sub $1K price. Plus it is solar.