The new design watch has to fulfill the new demand of the market, consideration for mass production with cost reduction, there have been a lot of changes in watch movement design, we have seen a lot of expensive watch that could not work in some “harsh condition”, it stops once in a while that you do not able to foresee when, some expensive thin watch crown was able to be pulled out or broken, some expensive watch could not take time accurate better than 10 Seconds a day, some have broken Escapement fork, or deformed hair spring. Some watch worth more than $20,000 still using the simplest form of adjustment on the hairspring, at least you should put a screw set type, of course I don’t expect a Gooseneck adjustment on this watch unless I pay more $10,000. Well, many of the watch buyer or users do not know much about the design of the watch. The brand name would tell everything!? Sometimes it may not.
So How about a Rolex Ref, 1570? Well, I met the carpenter on the Ship “ White Sea”, he worn an old worn out case of Ref 1570 and his job is to chip out the rust on board the ship’s deck every the other day. Right hand with a hammer, left hand holding a Chisel, its Rolex had been tortured by such vibration for over 1`million time, but his Rolex on his left hand never stop… that was one of the amazing story I say when I work on board the Merchant Vessel “White Sea” as a Radio officer. It was scrapped and sold 1983 in
* When I buy Rolex, some time I select one with fast 8 Seconds a day..
as you know Chinese's supertitions, "8" means "rich" and If I wear a Rolex with 8 seconds fast everyday, meaning that I will be Rich Everyday... but the problem is nowadays not so many Rolex AD still offer a Selection on the watch by checking the heart beat of the watch...only a few does. and Usually it is not too easy to get one, normally Rolex is shipped with +2 to +5 seonds a day from all i know... Correct me if I am wrong!