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    Omega Rumor

    Omega will be announcing a new internal certification that will have tighter standards for rate results and extended anti-magnetic resistance standards to levels obtained by the new master coaxial series. I'll add more details as I get them.
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    Yay. More reason to charge more money for nothing tangible added. Woo.

    "He's just a witness"

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    Last edited by Samanator; Dec 19, 2014 at 12:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop of a Hat View Post
    Yay. More reason to charge more money for nothing tangible added. Woo.

    "He's just a witness"
    Reading through the second link this is appears to be more than smoke.
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    So I guess my title is wrong since this is more than a rumor.
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    Reading through the second link this is appears to be more than smoke.
    So there are some mirrors as well?

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    I think it's a great idea. They will test the entire watch, not just the movement, after it has been exposed to magnetic fields and they have tighter standards than COSC. Here is a quick read on subject: http://www.watchpro.com/17204-omega-...s-certication/

    Omega will begin using the METAS certification process next year, to test each of its watches using anti-magnetic Master Co-Axial movement but the process will be open to all watchmakers.

    Nick Hayek, Swatch Group chief executive officer, was joined by Dr Christian Bock, director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, and Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega, at Geneva's Cité du Temps this morning to announce the partnership.

    Hayek stated that Swatch Group wished to retain its ‘leadership position’ in the Swiss watch industry and that the partnership with METAS was the next logical step in the face of a COSC chronometer standard that he said ‘needs to be strengthened’.

    The new certification process will test whole watches rather than simply movements and will be carried out by the Swiss government body responsible for ‘all matters involving measurement and measuring procedures’.

    The process will include tests for precision during and after exposure to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss. They will have to perform within a tolerance of 0 and +5 seconds per day, for autonomy (functioning without winding, measured in hours) and water resistance.


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