Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

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    Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    My DW5600E strap broke after 2 years of beating. I've ordered a new one of eBay, and switched to my SKX007 while waiting for the strap to arrive. Yes, the SKX007 looks good, but I truly miss the functionality of the DW5600E.

    Over the last week wearing my SKX007 I've pretty much realized that I'm an digital guy - I need my stopwatch and I need my timer, and most of all, I love digits.

    So, Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    Some analogs also are digital chronos....no need to choose.

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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    Analogue. There's a natural elegance in hands describing an arc.
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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    For many years I was an automatic analogue watch guy. Then I bought my first digital, which happened to be a second hand Raysman. Since then its been nothing but digital watches. Everything from Casio Waveceptors, G-Shocks, Garmin Forerunner, to Suunto Core. IMO the digital watch has much more versatility and function than the analogues. For me, a digital is the perfect everyday watch.

    On the other hand, tribe125 has a point. There is an indescribable beauty of how the hands float over the dial, the way the numerals reflect light through the crystal, and how the case shimmers in the sun light. There is nothing cooler than the big shining ceramic laser etched bezel of a Rolex DSSD. Or the bright Orange dial of the Doxa Professional. Or that an automatic movement can be accurate to 1/100th of a second (Tag Heuer Calibre).

    The truly amazing fact is that the choice is yours to make. Cant decide, get both (this is the watch collector's credo). Digital one day, analogue the next. Digital during the day, analogue in the evening. Digital on one wrist analogue on the other. Whatever makes you happy.
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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Analogue. There's a natural elegance in hands describing an arc.
    I totally agree that analog is also my preference for the same reason as tribe 125.

    My favorite watch is a Lum Tec B4 which hour hand makes one 360 degree revolution once every 24 hours.

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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    I definitely prefer digital but a well designed ani-digi can be nice. I have an Edifice with negative digits in the background which you can barely see (except when the incredible backlight is used) but it's enough to set a countdown timer when needed.

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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderzy View Post
    Or that an automatic movement can be accurate to 1/100th of a second (Tag Heuer Calibre).
    Can you please give me the model number you are talking about? 1/100th of a second - is this measured based on a day or hour or a minute? In my personal experience, the most accurate Automatic movement I know is made by Omega Caliber 8500s compared to Breitlings and Rolex. There is also Seiko Spring Drive but whether or not it is a true automatic that is still debatable.

    Anyways, back to the question of the thread. I love them both but if I were to pick one then it would have to be a Digital mainly because of their longer durability with very little or no servicing required.

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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    i prefer analog just for ease of reading, but I always resort to digitals for the wide range of functions.

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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    anadigi.. best from both worlds ;)
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    Re: Digital vs. Analog. If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?

    Digital all the way!
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