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Fast twitch V slow twitch

  • 13-04-2021 9:45am
    Registered Users Posts: 5,498 ✭✭✭ fat bloke

    I've watches that gain time and watches that lose time, and bizarrely a microwave with a digital clock function that, I swear to God, loses minutes a day!
    As far as wristwatches go however, I much prefer fast twitch errors. I'm much more paranoid when wearing watches that leach seconds. I guess I prefer to be a little early than a little late! :)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,390 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs

    IIRC the general trend for manufacturers and watchmakers doing servicing was and is to err on the side of running slightly fast rather than slightly slow because of the reason you gave.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul

    Aye, same here.

    Always prefer a plus rather than a minus, whether it is mechanical or quartz.