What is the error standard for Omega mechanical watches?
Omega watch error tolerance is 30 seconds/day, the average error of the Observatory-certified movement is between -4 seconds/day to +6 seconds/day, the specific error according to the movement of the Omega watches The reason is that the higher the price, the smaller the error of the Omega watch. The power source of the Omega mechanical watch is the swing of the wearer’s wrist to generate energy to wind the spring. A fully-rolled Omega mechanical watch can last for about 36 hours: if it is normal to wear every day, If it is operated for about 15 hours, if it is not worn or shaken for more than the above time, it will cause the Omega watch to stop. Before wearing it again, it should be wound on the Omega watch.
When talking about a car, you might talk about the acceleration problem. When you talk about a mobile phone, you will look at battery life and memory data. But when you talk about a watch, its accuracy is not a place for publicity.
Because mechanical watches are physical factors, there will always be errors. Therefore, it is normal to have a few seconds per day. It takes more than 80,000 seconds to go, and the watch with an error of 10 seconds is very accurate. But when we spend tens of thousands or more to buy a watch, we still nitpickingly want it to be accurate for a second or two. Why?
The accuracy of the watch is a kind of talk
Just as we discuss the income of the workplace, the speed of the car, and the endurance of the phone, we will regard this function as a convention. In fact, the tourbillons produced by major brands can indeed improve performance, but they are limited to the case where the (generally stationary) balance is vertically aligned. On the watch, the tourbillon is difficult to achieve because the wearer has been moving his wrist in various ways. How many hundreds of thousands of newly purchased tourbillon mechanical watches will be more accurate than just tens of thousands of watches without a tourbillon?
In many cases, it does not. The appearance of the tourbillon’s watch must look taller and cooler, so having this kind of “cool” has become a kind of talk.
The accuracy of the watch itself is a hard indicator
Any international or professional standard for watches must involve the concept of precision. All the powerful watch factories and organizations are constantly updating the standards because of the improvement of modern watchmaking technology.
For example, the Precision Timepiece Observatory certification standard, the movement certification test must be controlled at -4/+6 seconds a day. Rolex’s top-level observatory certification, updated in 2015, requires an average daily difference of -2/+2 seconds after the watch is assembled. In 2017, Patek Philippe has improved the accuracy of watches too -1/+2s per day in the watch of the most advanced technology research topics. The Patek Philippe imprint, which was used in 2009, requires accuracy of -3/+2s per day.
However, we must also be clear that the accuracy of the watch, in addition to its own quality, has a lot to do with the daily wearing habits of the watch friends. We should not tangle the accuracy of the watch to the accuracy of the zero error every day.
The accuracy of the watch can not be a measure of the value of a watch. In the mature environment of modern watchmaking technology, we can control the precision to a very subtle level, and then it is of little significance.
Accuracy is the basis for us to judge whether the watch has problems.
At the same time, it is worth noting that the accuracy of a watch is often a reference for us to determine whether it needs repair and maintenance. Most watch friends do not configure the watch’s testing equipment at home. When a watch is worn properly if the watch is found to go faster and sometimes slower, the most direct performance is that the daily error is very unswatch, then We can basically judge that there is a problem with the watch. It needs to be tested. It may be magnetic. It may be because there is a problem inside the bump.
The better the overall consumer feels, the higher the accuracy of the movement. Usually, it is also true that consumers themselves discover the brands they believe most, such as Rolex.
Accuracy is of great significance to the brand
From the brand point of view, the accuracy of the watch is a good propaganda point to establish a brand image. The higher the precision, the better the watchmaking level. Rolex dares to publicly claim that its top-level observatory-certified watches can reach a daily error of -2/+2s per day, after a series of simulated wearing tests, and Rolex’s annual output is close to one million watches so that so many watches can achieve this precision. It is really shocking, and Rolex has done it, this is its value.
People in the watch industry often say that “people wear watches no longer to see the time.” Throughout history, any major watchmaking technological innovations are dedicated to further improving the performance of watches. For watchmakers, precision is the belief. And for us, in fact, it doesn’t matter if the watch is a few seconds a day, so the accuracy of the watch we talk about is more about the connection between the watch and our daily life.