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    Re: Question from the FNG
    From: John Clements
    Date: 2020 Oct 27, 10:49 -0700

    Based on a detailed years-long study of ... no, actually, I just read the wikipedia page.

    It appears that quartz watch accuracy is generally fairly stable, and that the principal factor affecting regularity is temperature. Specifically, the wikipedia page suggests that a change of 10°C could result in a change in the speed of the watch of approximately 110 seconds per year, ballpark 1/3 second per day. Apparently, one solution to this is just to wear it all the time, which will tend to regulate the temperature. Clearly I should stop taking my watch off at night.

    Naturally, this is all independent of the manufacturing error/imprecision, which should result in a steady and predictable error.

    Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm talking about. All of this is probably wrong.

    John Clements

       
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