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

    Quote Originally Posted by Seabee1 View Post
    I send mine out to have the day/date set for me, just easier that way
    I tried this a few times and every time it came back, the watch had run down and the date was wrong! I also found it difficult to get my money back.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    I have about a dozen watches and none has a date function. They are easy to set and as a bonus look better without that hole cut into the dial.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Always power mine down and then reset the time and date when I fire them back up.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    I have watch winders so I don’t have to worry about this. Here comes the debate about destroying my watches by having them run.


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

    I use a lunar calendar. I only have to drink goats blood about twice a month. Those are the only two days that are important.

    I will not set the date on a watch.

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

    I've owned a few watches with no quickset date. I just sold a Nomos Metro Gangreserve that was handwind + date, but no quickset. It was easy enough to do the vintage date set method - rotate to midnight when the date switched, then back to 9pm, then back to midnight for another switch, and repeat, to set the date.

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

    Of course. It's no fun to have an incorrect date.

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

    I mean, most of my watches don't have a date, but when I do wear one that does, yes, I make it correct. Why wouldn't I?
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan T. View Post
    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
    I have a slightly more elaborate system:

    1. Pull crown to time setting, move hands to 6 o'clock.
    2. Push crown to date setting, and quickset to one day before the current date.
    3. Pull crown to time setting when second hand reaches 12 o'clock, advance time past midnight to current date, and set time.

    As you might imagine, this is quite a bit more time consuming that simply hacking the second hand and setting the time. Which is why I much prefer no date watches, both for the convenient, and the dial symmetry.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    I feel compelled to adjust the date. Which is why I’ve recently decided that watches lacking a date window are more desirable :)
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