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Thread: Hacking - A novelty noone really needs?

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    Member pepperami's Avatar
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    Hacking - A novelty noone really needs?

    Do you actually need such accuracy when setting your watch?

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    Moderator - Central tribe125's Avatar
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    No, but it's nice.

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    I'm with the OP **

    It doesn't really bother me if it has it or not.
    Although I endeavour to match the minute hand to where the seconds are pretty well.

    ** but not in the biblical sense

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    Yip, i like to be able to set them bang on.

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    Yeah... do you really need a watch either...??
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    I want my watch to run a tick fast when on the wrist (running dead on is too close to becoming slow). When it has gained enough to bother me i pop out the crown and wait for time to catch up. Easy, and far easier than correcting a slow watch, at least until it reaches a full minute off.
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    Speaking for those of us with watch OCD.......YES!!!!
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    I used to obsess over having hacking capability in my mechanical watches, but not any longer. It's a nice feature to have to check a watch's accuracy when new, but not necessary at all, for me.

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    Hacking is great for quickly measuring the time accuracy of your watch. Other than that, I don't really care.

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