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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

 

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I chose Spring Drive because I am smitten with watching the hands, most obviously the seconds hand, smoothly sweep around the dial; it's mesmerizing. Additionally, I find the movement design particularly interesting and had a tremendous desire to own one. I thought it over for awhile and began looking at various Spring Drive GS watches. Since the Credor Eichi II is out of my price range I picked the SBGA057 based on case size, lug design and dial color/texture. Very happy with it!

Fun fact, over the summer I kept this watch running for a month and 4 days, it had only gained +1 second the last time I checked it at a month and 1 day. It's been on my wrist since last Wednesday and it's +/-0 right now. I think that's kind of cool.

That's not to say I do not want a Hi-Beat too. Too many watches, too little money...
Nice — that's remarkably good accuracy considering that the quartz regulation it uses isn't thermocompensated. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Any SIHH predictions from the TWATerati?
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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post

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




Whoa. Not at all what I expected.

But really....how could one expect that bad boy? happy.gif
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Steve, you pick that one up from Govberg? Any more shots? How does it work?
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Nice — that's remarkably good accuracy considering that the quartz regulation it uses isn't thermocompensated. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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!

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Steve, you pick that one up from Govberg? Any more shots? How does it work?

+1 ... so many questions.

We know it wins the "Most Likely to Reflect Photographer Award" ....but what f*cking time is it? LOL
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....but what f*cking time is it? LOL


12 smile.gif
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Good thing he was dressed when he took the photo. There's a whole dark side of the web devoted to that sort of thing.
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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? 

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Makes sense. Pretty cool watch!
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Good thing he was dressed when he took the photo. There's a whole dark side of the web devoted to that sort of thing.

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Something new... nod[1].gif

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RD?
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Great eye. fistbump.gif
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