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    Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    Inspired by the "Watch Design Pet Peeves" thread, what are some of the little things that you really like in a watch design. What are design elements that makes you really take notice. Something small that a lot of people might not even notice.

    For me, it's a red-tipped seconds hand, like this SARG011.

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    ...or Hamilton Khaki Field.

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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    I love a well done logo - that's an art.

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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    Two things immediately come to mind:

    End links with an inny and not an outy.
    Bezels with a tall, forty-five-ish angle on them.


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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    A more interesting question than the other, thx. Vibrant colors!!
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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    it would the hour markers for
    me. preferably non numerals (stick markers or circles....etc).






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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    Depending on the type of watch, I like subtle crown guards.
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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    Lugs that form an unbroken extension of the case shape.

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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    Quote Originally Posted by drunken monkey View Post
    ....End links with an inny and not an outy....
    What is an inny or an outy on an end link?

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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    Quote Originally Posted by aardvarkbark View Post
    What is an inny or an outy on an end link?
    easiest example.

    14060M = inny
    114060 = outy


    It relates to where the bracelet actually starts to fit from and thus how a watch fits on my wrist. The Rolex outy is still within the space of the lugs so isn't too bad, especially seeing as the Sub is still quite compact. On a Planet Ocean, the outy extends quite a bit beyond the space/end of the lugs.


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    Re: Favorite Watch Design Elements?

    I like little touches that make the dial more 3D, like applied indices, sunken subdials, rehauts etc.

    Within reason of course. I'm not into the nutty divers that look like you could do a shot of tequila off the dial.
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