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Will your Aquaracer break? A shocking scientific study on the calibre 5

  1. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 20, 2021

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    OK, I've seen it now. You could have just told me it was in the original post :whipped:
     
  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    Sir, you offended me by questioning my research. I am a well established world famous mega expert. We dont take kindly to questions. Thats how science works you know.
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 20, 2021

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    So far my 844 LE is obviously fine, but I think it'll fare a bit better over time than other TAGs I've had. The crown is nicely designed, and no longer engages when you push it back in to screw it down - so I expect the Sellita rotor issue not to be a big problem even if it does occur.
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    You will be consulted in a year or two when it is time to do the next big mega research report
     
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  5. VirgileF

    VirgileF Sep 20, 2021

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    What I worry about is not the first few weeks of use but after several months or years, this is always the problem on Aquaracer with Sellita movement :-(
     
  6. dtf

    dtf Sep 20, 2021

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    4 owners, about 8 watches? Although Virgile just added a handful more
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 20, 2021

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    As a "mega expert" in scientific research, I'm sure Jim already realises he'll need a bigger sample size next time. If Tag sold 100,000 Calibre 5 Aquaracers, then you'd need 2,345 responses to get a representative sample with 95% confidence in a 2% margin of error.
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    Dude it sounds like you are using the old pre-PC definition of science. In modern society, science is what I feel and what I tell you . Science shall not be questioned, it is the truth cause I say so.
     
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  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    Seven owners participated but only four had issues yes
     
  10. dtf

    dtf Sep 20, 2021

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    I think the sample size is number of watches not number of owners?
     
  11. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 20, 2021

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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 20, 2021

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    Yes, unless we're presuming some kind of 'fault' on the part of the owner?
     
  13. dtf

    dtf Sep 20, 2021

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    Even if the owner was slightly rough with their watch, it shouldn't crack under pressure?
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 20, 2021

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    Boom Boom!
     
  15. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 20, 2021

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    I'm hopeful. I've got an IWC Mark XVIII (Tribute to Mark XI) with a Sellita-base movement and it's not showing any proclivity for problems, even after 4 years. The new Aquaracer is quite a step up in terms of external quality and I'm hoping that means they've done a bit more finishing on the base movement than they did in the previous Calibre 5 models.

    I also don't worry too much though, because any watchmaker can easily repair or find parts for a Sellita SW200. It's a problematic in-house movement you'd really want to worry about
     
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  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    Dude, have you not heard a word where I just tried to explain science :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 20, 2021

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    If only they would acknowledge this then. Honestly though, remember when they launched the new AR and that kid Arnault showed up in his disturbingly white sneakaaaz? During that whole presentation they said zero words about the movement. All talk was about the pretty exterior, improved case ergonomic and so on. This to me kind of confirmed that the movement is the same story we've seen for years now. Dont you think that if they made any improvements to the movement, they would make sure that as many as possible were made aware?
     
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  18. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 20, 2021

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    It's a good point, but it'd also require admitting that they previously enjoyed collecting real watch $$$$ for microbrand movement quality. Who knows, but I also think the new crown design will mitigate the issue even if it does pop up.
     
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  19. kappa_md

    kappa_md Sep 20, 2021

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    I have three Aquaracers! None have issues :D But all are chronographs. I still need to have an Aquaracer with a Calibre 5 :whistling:
     
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  20. VirgileF

    VirgileF Sep 23, 2021

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    New from today, I hope it will work properly. In any case, the magnifying glass is well positioned on this one ;)

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