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When is a Watch Keeping Good Time?
Part One
  Is a gain of a minute a week excessive?  Or should a loss of three minutes a day be considered normal?  This article explains what to expect from a timekeeper.  --- A Businessman who had recently purchased a new car complained one day to his automobile dealer that the speedometer needed fixing.  "I took the car for a spin down the new turnpike which is supposed to be exactly 144 miles from beginning to end and according to my speedometer, I covered 145 miles."  Since this is not an article on speedometers, there is no need to go into details about what happened next.  But the speedometer was as inaccurate as a watch going ten minutes fast a day.  What the auto dealer might have considered an unjustified complaint would have been a valid one to a jeweler.  Accurace is therefore a relatvie matter and accurate timekeeping depends upon the requirements of some specific activity or use.  Accuracy is one thing to the U.S. ...  
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