If it jumps two seconds at a time, means that the power is low. You should change the capacitor (it's a battery actually) and all should be ok.
I was looking at the new Xiaomi watches recently, which seem to use either a citizen / miyota or seagull movement. They're pretty cheap - what are people's opinions of them? I used to wear a Seiko kinetic (over 15 yrs old now), which broke (second hand job jumps 2 second now). Are modern cheap automatic watches actually any good?
I bought a CW in sale. Makaira pro 500. Well made, but CW always do this. I would be tamping if you bought one of their new releases only for them to cut the price in half 18months later.
I'm enjoying this thread - has a bit of everything: snobbery/inverted snobbery, voices of reason/voices of pure insanity etc etc. All on that most subjective of topics. Personally, I'd be happy to have a CW or 2 in my collection but only if bought at 50% or less of RRP and preferrably limited editions. I'm sure the quality is up there with the low end Swiss brands and they should last but there'll always be those that'll sneer at smaller "non-Swiss" makes (despite their having simliar movements, materials, quality control etc).
CW are ok. They're not Omega or Rolexes, nor will they ever be so. That said, you can get a CW containing the same movement as far more expensive watches, and build wise they're ok IMO. I own a couple of their pieces (I have ~20 watches) but wouldn't pay over £400 for any of them, nor will I buy anymore with the current logo as it's fugly IMO. That said, I'd much rather wear a decent CW than some of the hugely overpriced Tissot/bulova/Micheal kors shite, which often seem to contain some cheap internals and the build quality of which isn't as good as CWs. As others have said, only buy CWs in the sales getting 40-50% off turns some models into a reasonable deal. I'll also add the after sales service IME is excellent and puts others I've used such as TH & JLC to shame.