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

    Sometimes I feel the need, on other days I can't be arsed. My current faves don't have a date window ....
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Changing the date on my analogue watches is not a bother for me. For me, a watch is a tool that can provide not only the time, but along with the date.

    Maybe the date complication on watches has outlived its historical purpose?

    No, the date complication has not outlived its historical purpose. If it has, the various luxury brands would not incorporate this function into their watches. For most people will often refer to their watches during the day not only to tell them the time, but the date as well.

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

    I like watches with or without date just the same. If it has a date I set it. Even if it's one of my Vostok's then it's 8-12 over and over until it's correct. I have enough watches where once in a while it's off almost a whole month.

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

    There was a recent thread about this: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/do-...r-4932759.html

    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!
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    Not sure how a few people are doing all of this in "5-10 seconds"
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Absolutely! I do i set the dates on all my watches when i don't i feel lazy.

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

    I don't much care if there's a date window on a watch but if it's easy to set the date I will set it.

    I have fifty watches in active rotation and set the date only on quartz and mechanicals with quick-set dates.

    This means my Vostoks rarely, if ever, show the correct date.

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

    I change the date as soon as I notice because it makes me crazy to have it wrong.

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

    If I can see it without eye strain it is set correctly if not don't care and most of the time I seek out watches without that function a calendar and day planner is more useful for my daily routine.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Sure. Even if the date window is too small for me to read without glasses. And if there is no quick-set and there are more than a few days to run through, then I wear a different watch.

    Also, most of my watches don't hack. And I give priority to the minute hand touching the minute marks when the second hand touches 60 over setting the time to the exact second. It has not diminished the quality of my life, or caused me to miss a bus. But I would not say that accurate timekeeping in watches has outlived its historical purpose.

    Maybe the date complication on watches has outlived its historical purpose?
    No, I think it is just that you're over it. And that's OK.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannytheross90 View Post
    I don't but I know most others do. I work on a computer most of the day so I constantly am seeing the date in the corner.
    Same here... I work at a PC too.

    In this modern age, do we need the date on a watch? It just makes the dial ugly and lacking in balance.

    With other watch complications, even though they are not needed, they have an aesthetic quality and use ingenious watch engineering that justifies their existence -- at least from a collectors viewpoint.

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