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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    I in general don't mind it, but I think the best done have 1. No date window ring or cyclops or anything accentuating the date; 2. matching dial color date wheel.

    It only really works where it kinda blends into the dial, as it doesn't replace a hour marker, or meant to add to symmetry like the 3 o'clock date wheel generally does. It should try to blend in seamlessly into the dial.

    I find most of the watches high up on my list to actually buy all have it. Zenith 36,000 vph 38mm, Blancpain Bathyscaphe, Longines 1969

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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by p_mcgee View Post
    I tend to agree with you but will excuse the date placement on the BP Fifty Fathoms.

    This works better than the usual date at 4:30 because the size of the movement is well matched to the size of the dial. In most cases the asymmetrical placement is exacerbated by the fact that the date wheel is too small, leaving the date aperture hanging in the middle of the dial.
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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by p_mcgee View Post
    I tend to agree with you but will excuse the date placement on the BP Fifty Fathoms.


    I think that everything about that date - placement, orientation, font weight - looks like "afterthought". IMO it just doesn't integrate with the rest of the watch.

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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Doesn't bother me if:


    • It's at 4:30 to avoid the indices.
    • The color matches the dial.
    • The date is vertical.
    • The date window is round.


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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    so how do we feel about one that's at 4.30, 3.30, 2.30 and 1.30 then?

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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    4:00 ish is probably my least favourite position for a date but I don't hate it. I wouldn't even say that I disliked it.

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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pukka View Post
    so how do we feel about one that's at 4.30, 3.30, 2.30 and 1.30 then?

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    checkmate!

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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Look at this bad boy!


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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Same here.

    In some cases 4:30 makes perfect sense because of the subdials.

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    no problemo for me
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    Re: Ugh! I hate you, Date at 4:00/4:30!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pukka View Post
    so how do we feel about one that's at 4.30, 3.30, 2.30 and 1.30 then?

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    Heh. There's nothing about that watch that doesn't scream "NO" to me.


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