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Old 10-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #5109
Manuel Garcia O'Kely
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Originally Posted by Ragin Rabbi View Post
I have noticed many who post in here have a penchant bordering on obsession for greater and greater accuracy. Why? I can't think of an instance in which a second or two a day matters. Heck, ten or more for that matter.

Is it just the desire to achieve near perfection?
Yes. Really. It's the idea that a little bitty engine can be made to split time into such accurate components. Unless you are lost at sea with a watch, tables and sextant and no radio with which to set your watch is accuracy REALLY critical.

But I tell you what, how accurate that watch is out of the box determines how much I like that watch. I have a watch I like everything about except that it runs way too far off - like a half minute a day. I find that just annoying.
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