Been pondering a blue triton. Thanks for the input guys. Think I will have to give it go. Not like I can’t sell it later!
It's very possible I am simply misusing terminology. I have yet to open up the back of the watch to adjust it. So far, I'm using positional adjustments when I take my watch off for non-watch activities or to swap to another automatic. My OS Classic is about 3 months old and my Triton is about 2 months old, so they're barely broken in, if that. I'm out of town at the moment and wearing the Triton. It is currently +6 seconds over reference and was last manually set on July 1. I'm pleased with that accuracy, but I've had to keep it 12 down when not wearing it to keep it that accurate. Else it tends to gain about 5 spd in normal use.You must be much better that this than I am, when you speak of adjusting your Triton rather than regulating it. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding what you've said.
My life's mission is to never have to go inside of my mechanical watches to regulate them. I prefer the idea of selecting a watch that has a small error rate and compensating for it by selecting the off-wrist storage positions, rather than having the watch regulated by non-factory personnel.
Some watches are designed to be easy to regulate with precision (like a Glasshutte Original with the swan neck regulator, which has a regulator that is bounded on both sides and adjusted via a fine-tuning adjustment screw) while others are not at all easy to regulate (like a Seiko 7S26 or the Orients and most of the less expensive Swiss watches, which all lack a fine-adjustment mechanism on the regulator.)
I've read story after story about people trying to regulate their watches that have small errors of only a few seconds daily, which would have been better left un-molested. Instead, they decide to perform the smallest possible nudge to the regulator to make things better...
... and what invariably seems to happen is that they induce a change that causes the new error rate to be several minutes per day instead of several seconds per day. Ouch. Those stories tell of people making one after another unsuccessful attempt to "improve" the watch's accuracy, where they end up chasing their tail by bouncing back between regulations that are either too fast or too slow. The story always ends with them selling-off the watch and buying another. This is particularly common in people who try to dabble in self-regulating their Seiko 7S26. The 7S26 seems to be the poster child for failed efforts at DIY regulation.
I don't mind having a watch that has a cumulative error rate on the order of 8 seconds per day, or a minute per week. Around here I see a lot of people complaining about that, and talking about self-regulating their own watches. Paying attention to stowage position, and using the watch's own positional anachronism to fine tune it's behavior, can solve the problem without opening the watch. That seems to be a much safer approach to me.
Thanks for the real world response, speedlever.I find the Triton to wear very comfy on my 6.75 inch wrist. It also wears small imo. I tend to wear it more than I do my Orient Star Classic which I also love. The diver just suits my everyday life a little better. But I often give them both some daily wear time and keep the unworn watch on a winder so it's ready to go at a moments notice.
Agreed.... It's incredibly comfortable on the wrist even more so than the smaller mako in my opinion. It's heavy though- you'll be building some musclesThanks for the real world response, speedlever.
Steve - who lived in NC - 30 consecutive years before moving out west with work.
It wears smaller than my SRP773 Turtle, if that helps. Right now I have it on a black rubber Bonetto Cinturini strap, which gives it a classic diver look and feel.@ wristrocket....how does it wear? Comfy, heavy, does it want to wander or rotate around? I have two Mako XL's which I really enjoy for their looks, feel, accuracy, etc. But have heard complaints about their bracelets. Maybe I'm too low brow lizard brained to discern those type of nuances? But anyway the Triton is on the short list as my next watch. I wish the Mako XL's were 4 o'clock crowns, too, but at least the crown isn't a wrist digger.
Your thoughts on Triton's wearableness ...is that even a word.
TIA - Steve
who would die for an orange or yellow Triton...but will make do with blue...sigh..