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

    I prefer no-date watches but the ones I have that do have a date window are always correct. I do try to keep them wound whether I'm wearing them or not so it's never that much of a chore to set the date.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir-Guy View Post
    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!
    I agree.

    My rule of thumb is that I only change the date on a watch if the date window is large enough for me to see without my reading glasses on. To change the date on a watch window that is too small to see without my reading glasses on would be pointless.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    That makes sense and is perfectly logical to me.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Always. It's part of the hobby I enjoy. If it bugged me, I'd find another hobby.

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

    Yes date is a must for me

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy View Post
    Yes date is a must for me
    Me too


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

    Always. While I can live quite happily with the wrong Moon age the date is far too important to me for it to be wrong. I once managed to set it wrong and spent all day one day behind so I now double check it before putting the watch on.

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

    Religiously.

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

    No, any date module on any watch is basically invisible to my eyes . . .
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Another reason I like time-only watches 10 to 1. And because 3 o'clock date windows to my eye throw off dial symmetry. I guess for those who see dial symmetry in upper/lower halves, a 3 o'clock date window looks fine, but I see dial symmetry in left/right halves, so 3 o'clock date windows sit funny to me. I don't mind a tasteful, barely noticeable 6 o'clock date window for that reason.

    But for those pieces that have date windows, I usually take the extra time (pun intended) to set them properly. Peeves me to know it's off.

    To protect the movement, usually I roll the hands forward to the next 6am (the "safe zone" for changing dates, for most movements), then pop the crown again to move the date after that. When I was new to automatics, I often forgot about the am/pm aspect, and I would set the date properly that morning, and then my date would roll during lunch hour ha ha
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