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  • IWC Difference Between Low Beat and High Beat

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    Can someone please advise what is the difference between the Low n High Beat movements in the IWC Pilot watches.

    Is it true that the low beat movements do not keep accurate timings vs the High beat ones?

    Appreciate the enlightenment.

    Cheers!

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    Re: IWC Difference Between Low Beat and High Beat

    when they say beats per hour, they are refering to the actions of the balance wheel in the movement intended to vibrate at say 18,000 beats per hour, and in order to do that, a spring of the correct strength (material) and length must be used.

    the function of the watch is to measure time and the oscilating speed or beats has the ability to influence more accuracy, kinda like (though not exactly) a table fan is meant to thust air to cool...the faster the speed the more air it thrust and the cooler it gets.

    faster beats in modern day production methods may not mean much in terms of accuracy in any significant manner but it does however mean more friction and shorter service intervals (service more often) : )

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    • #3
      Re: IWC Difference Between Low Beat and High Beat

      Thanks for the advise.... much appreciated!

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