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    Which means other late entries are permissible. What day is it today? I've lost track.... Wednesday. Let's say entries have to be in by 6pm BST on Saturday 4 April.

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    The voice in the clouds also mentioned that the rule about using time.is in photos is not merely a suggestion. Photos without time.is will be ignored from now on. Kapeesh?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Iím going to enter two -

    The quartz - Seiko Landmaster SBDW005. Kinetic quartz movement, should be fine.

    Mechanical under £1000 - Seiko ĎSave the oceaní turtle.

    Hopefully I donít get too OCD with the date. Fingers crossed. If only the mechanical had an independent hour hand, life would be much easier. I donít think travel will be much of a factor....

    Iím considering another mechanical, my IWC. Iíll have a think of worth doing, maybe doable with lockdown to rotate both mechanicals.

    Pic taken with my Frogman - all 5 of my atomic Gs are syncing the same, so Iíll use that as a reference!




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    I will put the newest member of my Pamily 372
    I wish us all and our watches to reach the finish of this in good health!
    Stay safe friends!

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    just hope my X-33 battery lasts as its not been changed in years, that said I keep the LCD display turned off which should help.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Any bets on which watch is likely to drop out first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    The voice in the clouds also mentioned that the rule about using time.is in photos is not merely a suggestion. Photos without time.is will be ignored from now on. Kapeesh?
    Ok ok! My G is slightly offended!






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    Excellent chaps.

    Iíll set the two watches (ETA 2824 automatic & Unitas 6497 manual wind no hacking) later this evening, take a picture with time.is and post them.

    Thank you for allowing me to join this challenge (which is turning from only British to a European one...).

    The two hearts:



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    Since you are now taking late entries I'll add my Q Timex 1979 Reissue in the quartz category please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    The voice in the clouds also mentioned that the rule about using time.is in photos is not merely a suggestion. Photos without time.is will be ignored from now on. Kapeesh?
    Is this one any good?
    I did't reset it anyway

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    Glad to hear that entries are being taken again. I wanted the twins to join in this year to see how they compare.

    Two quartz Seiko Silverwaves each with a sturdy 7546 movement. They have fresh batteries so should last the course (there, I've jinxed it now).

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    I'm going to throw the Seiko tuna solar into the quartz category.



    Thanks for the late entries!

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    The 2020 British Summer Time Challenge

    I will give it a go with three entries.

    Black Bay 58 - decent power reserve, so should be easier to keep going with a couple of hours wear, on days that itís not being worn as main watch of the day.

    Seiko 5 Sports SRPD63K - no screw in crown will make it easy to leave it lying around and give it a few winds to keep it running.

    Animal quartz - I entered this one last year, but the battery failed part way through. Should be ok this year.

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    Dear challenge fellows,

    Here are my two (German) participants:

    Wempe Unitas (ETA) 6498 manual wind non Hacking starts already with +39 seconds vs time.is:



    Sinn ETA 2824 automatic with +/- 0 seconds vs time.is:



    Stay healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Which means other late entries are permissible. What day is it today? I've lost track.... Wednesday. Let's say entries have to be in by 6pm BST on Saturday 4 April.
    .

    My new watch will be just out of quarantine by then so count me in!

    Here is my entry for Mechanical :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginpopy View Post
    Dear challenge fellows,

    Here are my two (German) participants:

    Wempe Unitas (ETA) 6498 manual wind non Hacking starts already with +39 seconds vs time.is:



    Sinn ETA 2824 automatic with +/- 0 seconds vs time.is:



    Stay healthy.

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    ... both mechanical well under 1.000 Euro. Forgot. Cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    A second entry for me: I've decided to enter this Seiko Presage - I don't wear it much, but I'll handwind it with the intention of getting hold of a winder soon.

    I've discovered that I feel uncomfortable hand winding an auto every day, so I'm going to pull this one, and replace it with a 1971 Seiko manual 7000-8000, which hasn't been serviced in almost six years. Over 30 weeks it's going to be out by at least half an hour....photo with time.is to follow....

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    Would anyone be offended if I enter this Smithís clock as a non-points scoring entry?

    It does have an 8 day movement and is very squarely in the sub-£1000 category. No second hand but I doubt that will affect the overall outcome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    Would anyone be offended if I enter this Smithís clock as a non-points scoring entry?

    It does have an 8 day movement and is very squarely in the sub-£1000 category. No second hand but I doubt that will affect the overall outcome.

    Looking closely at the minute hand I reckon your clock is about four seconds fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murdoc View Post
    Looking closely at the minute hand I reckon your clock is about four seconds fast.

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    If not closed yet...please add another member of my Pamily...932
    Quite a performance to have just about perfect considering that there's no hacking second

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    I wasn't going to bother this year but as it's been extended I'll throw these two into the ring.

    Is this going to be the only hummer(we will need a Tuning Fork category?) this time? I entered it last year after having just had it serviced, but it was pulled early and needed to go back for a new index wheel. Nice to give it a second attempt. Managed to get it within +1 second, quite a challenge with these tuning fork movements as there's a delay when you pull the crown it, and another when you push them back in.



    No way I'll be able to do a Ben4Watches and keep a manual wind going for too long but I'll see what I can manage before I forget. Don't wear it sometimes for a week or so, so likely this will be the first one out with me forgetting to keep it wound. My personal challenge will be to avoid being first out



    Will stick with just the two for this challenge.
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    As weíre still accepting entries Iíll add my speedy:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I've discovered that I feel uncomfortable hand winding an auto every day, so I'm going to pull this one, and replace it with a 1971 Seiko manual 7000-8000, which hasn't been serviced in almost six years. Over 30 weeks it's going to be out by at least half an hour....photo with time.is to follow....
    It can spend the summer getting closer to the correct time....


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    I was going to enter my beta21 and space view but as the battery only lasts about 12 months and I know they will need sorting come Christmas time, so will not last the distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    I wasn't going to bother this year but as it's been extended I'll throw these two into the ring.

    Is this going to be the only hummer(we will need a Tuning Fork category?) this time? I entered it last year after having just had it serviced, but it was pulled early and needed to go back for a new index wheel. Nice to give it a second attempt. Managed to get it within +1 second, quite a challenge with these tuning fork movements as there's a delay when you pull the crown it, and another when you push them back in.



    No way I'll be able to do a Ben4Watches and keep a manual wind going for too long but I'll see what I can manage before I forget. Don't wear it sometimes for a week or so, so likely this will be the first one out with me forgetting to keep it wound. My personal challenge will be to avoid being first out



    Will stick with just the two for this challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    I was going to enter my beta21 and space view but as the battery only lasts about 12 months and I know they will need sorting come Christmas time, so will not last the distance.
    I'm doubtful the Ultronic will make it as I haven't replaced the battery since it was serviced over a year ago(doubt it was replaced again when the index wheel was done). See how far it gets.

    Your two might make it, only have to reach October. Get them in!
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    Can I add my 2018 Rolex GMT Master II 116710BLNR please. I've set it at exactly 5 minutes behind (-300secs) as of 10:35 today. The expectation is that it will catch up with correct time in late August.
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    Can I add my 2018 Rolex GMT Master II 116710BLNR please. I've set it at exactly 5 minutes behind (-300secs) as of 10:35 today. The expectation is that it will catch up with correct time in late August.
    Why don't you set it to be spot on at the finish line?
    That should be interesting....
    Start computing:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marius View Post
    Why don't you set it to be spot on at the finish line?
    That should be interesting....
    Start computing:)

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    I'm glad he's done it at 5 minutes, makes the sums straightforward - that's why I did 30 minutes fast for my old Seiko

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I'm glad he's done it at 5 minutes, makes the sums straightforward - that's why I did 30 minutes fast for my old Seiko
    Indeed, round number for ease of calculation. Plus I'm not certain that mine is predicatably within +2secs per day anyway.

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    Can I add my Turtle please

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    *locks the gates*

    40 watches, well 39 watches and one clock.

    I'll once a bit of time has passed, I'll start collecting up people's interim results and making little tables for each category. The updated tables will be put at the start of the OP, so that popping in to see how things are going is easily done.

    There will also be a table for mechanicals that have dropped out, showing how long they were kept going for. This will be calculated from the day the watch was first posted on this thread.

    ------

    Here's how No.19 is doing - after six days it seems to have lost a sliver of a second



    And No.35 - after a terrible opening day or two when its PR was low, it settled down into better form

    Last edited by Der Amf; 4th April 2020 at 19:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    *locks the gates*
    40 watches, well 39 watches and one clock.
    Great field, for last year's challenge we had 26 so this should be even more fun...

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    0s change in week 1 :)


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    oops read the rest of the thread, missed again.

    I do have a pic from Monday morning though if prepared to accept a late retrospective entry?




    Casio MQ-24, 2s slow at that time and untouched since.
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    Has anyone noticed that the time.is website drifts slightly? I just checked my 9F GS against it and it suggested that it was 1 second out after a day. I refreshed the page and it's bang on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Has anyone noticed that the time.is website drifts slightly? I just checked my 9F GS against it and it suggested that it was 1 second out after a day. I refreshed the page and it's bang on.
    Jup - I check against my Gs and it can be a second out compared to them. Refresh does the trick.

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    time.is can take a few seconds to dial in, in my experience this tends to when thereís some connectivity issue; otherwise, refreshing the page should help.

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    Here is my second result. 4 days and drift of about +11seconds = about 2.5/day.

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    I have to start teaching shortly so I couldn't do an exact update after 48 hours but here's my BLNR after 2 days. Looks to be running around +6 secs fast (+3 secs per day)

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    Hmm about 1í45Ē fast already. I may not last the course.

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    +1.7 second. Not bad, worn 24/7
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    A week in and the PAM is at -10s




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    And the FOIS is at +1s




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    There's my updates
    I might not get the rules so please explain to me how often should we provide updates and if it's a standard report format
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    Update on the Turtle - not looking great, 50 secs behind already...no pic of the mighty Landmaster, but only a sec ahead.




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    Quote Originally Posted by marius View Post
    please explain to me how often should we provide updates and if it's a standard report format
    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Every couple of weeks please return to the thread with a fresh picture, so we can track its progress.

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    1 week, and +1s so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Update on the Turtle - not looking great, 50 secs behind already


    Is that not 128sec slow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marius View Post
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    I can't bring myself to work out what time a watch without minute markers is reading, so (a) please write down the time being shown (b) specify which watch is which. I'm not spending 30 weeks remembering PAM numbers!

    My 1971 Seiko manual is well on its way to losing the desired half hour....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Is that not 128sec slow?
    Hmm. Upon further investigation, it does seem that I wasnt paying attention to enough and when the second hand is closer to 30 mark it looks like only 50 odd seconds behind. Alas the watch is in fact almost 2 minutes behind. Well spotted sir and dammit!!!!




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    I checked my Seiko sumo this morning and its at +2 seconds. They would be impressive were it not for the fact tomorrow or could be +35, - 40 or anywhere in between!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Hmm. Upon further investigation, it does seem that I wasnt paying attention to enough and when the second hand is closer to 30 mark it looks like only 50 odd seconds behind. Alas the watch is in fact almost 2 minutes behind. Well spotted sir and dammit!!!!




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    It would seem your turtle keeps time as well as mine does! 😂

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