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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    I always set the date on mine. It annoys me when it is set incorrectly.

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenyang View Post
    If I did not set the date I might as well not have a date indicator.

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    Yes, that's true. I have a few watches that have no date indicator. I prefer a dial that has no date. It looks better, and has a vintage feel about it.

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    As a collector I do not care (you know what you are collecting), as a non aficionado I would wear quartz. However this may be, there are thousands of mechanical watches out there not featuring a date window.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    I always adjust the date, if it needs adjusting.

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by timefleas View Post
    Although I really don't need or use the date complication all that much, of course I set the dates on my watches--pretty tacky otherwise--but then I don't have 15 watches that I pedal through in my rotation--what would anyone need that many for? (Don't answer, I know many here have dozens or more, and we don't need to hear the latest rationalizations on that one...).
    Yes, 15 is too much to be in rotation. I’m one of those people who get bored easily looking at the same watch on my wrist for more than a week. Totally crazy, I know. But this hobby brings out compulsions and weirdness in me.

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    1. buy watches without the date/day function.
    2. It literally takes seconds to set day, date and time, do it on the toilet as mentioned above!
    3. Get a analog G-Shock with auto calendar or atomic time. Get a digital G-Shock with atomic time.
    4. Stop wearing a watch, be that guy that's always asking for the time and date from others... Be annoying! See where that gets you.

    Final answer is.... Set your watch time & date. Live long and prosper!

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Even with quickset dates, I find it a bit cumbersome. I move the time to ensure it’s out of the 8:00 pm – 4:00 am window, change date to the day before, move the hour hand to current date (to ensure AM/PM is correct), then set the time.

    It’s made me want more no-date watches. I’d rather have no date than the wrong date displayed!
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by JessePinkman View Post
    Yes, I have to set my watches to the correct day and date. It would bug me to look down and see them displayed incorrectly. As others have said, I find it easier and quicker to set the day/date on my watch than to set the time, which I have to do anyway. The exception is a vintage hand-wound Elgin I have with a non-quick-set date. That watch gets zero wrist time, since setting the date just isn't worth the hassle.

    Maybe you should trade/sell some of your watches and get some no-date versions. There are plenty of good ones out there.
    All my date window watches apart from a Seiko one have no quick-set-date on them.

    Yes, selling the date ones and getting non-date ones makes sense—assuming I can find non-date ones I like or can afford. I’m not a big $$$ spender on watches. Most of mine cost under $200. Many are quartz etc. The majority of non-date ones seem to be mainly in watches over $300 or so.

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aviron View Post
    If I had a non-quickset date watch, that would be a problem
    That is exactly my problem.

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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Of course I do. It’s part of ownership.

    Besides, every time I looked at my watch I would think “that date is not right” and I’d forget to look at the time. ;)

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