This is the other I snagged. It's the first piece URWERK made, long before anyone paid attention to what they were doing. Very very rare
I agree! When I was looking into Spring Drive I found a couple forum posts (no idea where, possibly back in older posts here but I'm thinking it was somewhere else) where guys were reporting similar accuracy as I mentioned above. I wrote it off as I would most seemingly outlandish claims I've read on "teh interwebz". Now that I own this watch and see it reliably keep time like it does, I'm truly stunned. I've never seen it go over +1 seconds. It makes me happy, headbanging indeed!
Ha! So the hour moves across the dial like the sun on a sundial. It's the basis for pretty much every URWERK piece. There are markers engraved at the quarters and half. As it rotates down, the next number rotates up. So it's a little after 12 in the pic. When the 12 is at "12 o'clock" it's 1230. At 1, the 12 goes off the right side and the 1 comes up at 9'. Does that make sense?