What is a good way to set the time on my non-hacking Monster? I use time.gov as reference.
That's a good place to get accurate time but the problem with a non-hacking watch is getting the seconds to match up. Some people will put just a little backwards pressure on the minute hand to "hack" the second hand. There are conflicting reports out there about any potential damage to the watch by doing that.What is a good way to set the time on my non-hacking Monster? I use time.gov as reference.
It took me like 10 minutes of moving imaginary clock hands around in my head to comprehend how that was possible.Without hacking, you'll never be more than 30 seconds off of the actual time when you set it.
:-d NoDecoIt took me like 10 minutes of moving imaginary clock hands around in my head to comprehend how that was possible.
Now I just feel stupid and thought I should share.
Thanks for the info Irven, I'll try that. I was wondering if "backhacking" is harmful to the movement. I've done that on my ex-Ti Samurai, but was never sure if it was a good thing to do.:-d
...On the topic of backhacking...Others here will say that their experience time and time again is that backhacking has had no adverse effects to their movement...but my take on this is, if it's not in the manual, then it's not 100% safe to do. It maybe safe and Seiko just didn't put it in...but why go with a "maybe"???
Me too. I fail to see the point of backhacking 7s26 based autos which are not that accurate given their specs. Who needs to know the time by a second in normal life anyway? My OM gains less than 10 seconds a day when worn constantly and I'm ok with having to adjust it once a week.Most of the time I ignore the second hand only to verify that it is moving.