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

    Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    I ask, because I find it a hassle to do so, as I have over 15 watches that go through a weekly wearing rotation. Which means that it takes a while for each watch to get wrist time. So when a watch that has not had wrist time for a couple of months gets to be worn, the date needs changing. This is a hassle with automatic analogue watches—even with quartz analogue ones that need the date adjusting for uneven last dates of each month.

    I used to not change the dates because of this, but due to the mysterious onset of a compulsive obsessive urge in me to have a watch display the correct date, I started doing so.

    Most date displays on analogue watches are so hard to see anyway due to various factors such as small date windows etc. that there really is no logical reason to want to change the date. Yet we feel the need to do so.

    In this day and age, with the date displayed on phones and PCs etc. do we really need to have the correct date displayed on our watches?

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

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

    Why is it more hassle than setting the correct time? I mean it takes that extra 10s. I always set the date because I want to see the correct date.

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

    Yes. Prefer looking at my watch for day/date than my phone.


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

    I am guessing your watches don't have movements that offer date hacking.

    Solution: When you get up each morning, first pick your watch for the day, then take it into the bathroom with you and set the time/date while taking your morning dump.... Problem solved.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

    If I did not set the date I might as well not have a date indicator.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by orian View Post
    due to the mysterious onset of a compulsive obsessive urge in me to have a watch display the correct date, I started doing so.
    I'm still here.

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

    Absolutely. Actually, I quick set the date to yesterday’s date, then I set the time so that the date changes to today’s date on it’s own, so I know it’s properly set to AM or PM.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by orian View Post
    Maybe the date complication on watches has outlived its historical purpose?
    Or maybe you're the laziest person on the planet.
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    Re: Do you bother changing the date on your analogue watches?

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

    I do, even if I have to catch up 30 days with those Russian movements that have no quick-set date feature.
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