Static setting involves adjusting the rate of a watch in the five most commonly used positions to an amplitude equal to or greater than 270 degrees. The two horizontal positions, top dial and bottom dial, are controlled as well as three of the four vertical positions. The position where the crown is seen at 3 o’clock when looking at the watch from the dial is not checked as it is not very common. The horizontal positions have less friction than the vertical positions and the difference in amplitude is about 30 degrees. The watchmaker will always make sure that the final result of his adjustment is a slight advance. Indeed, one always prefers to be ahead than behind when taking a plane.