I'm not new to watch collecting, but I'm new to vintage watches. I've seen a few vintage watches described as, "semi-quickset date" watches.
I know how a quickset date function works, but I always assumed that older watches without a quickset date function, needed to have their dates set by rolling forward in full 24 hour increments - a painful-sounding operation that kept me from buying one
I think I read somewhere that watches with a semi-quickset date function can be set by advancing the time through 12:00 midnight, then rolling the time back to say 9:00 PM, then advancing again to change the date, thus allowing one to set the date quicker than advancing in full 24 hour increments. Is this true, or am I totally off the mark?
Any info much appreciated.