The popular watch from Ocean7 that people have favorably reviewed is now available in COSC versions. This is a large step for the company. They probably made these watches at the same time as their others only that it takes around 3 weeks for the COSC to test the movements. Once a watch is a certified chronometer it will be very accurate. The specifications of chronometers are extremely tight and the greatest deviation they are allowed to have is when they are horizontal. They are allowed +8 seconds in this position. There is not much to say otherwise since the rest of the watch is the same. The watch normally costs $699 direct from them. Getting a COSC watch will add $200, so you will be put back $899. They have the original price listed as $799 (non-COSC) so it may eventually be $1000 to get a COSC LM-8. This is the first watch I have seen that offers a chronometer and a non-chronometer with the same design. Since they have the same design a chronometer certificate becomes a novelty but it is HARD to find a COSC watch at this price point. Since most COSC watches are expensive I think this will be a fast seller.
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