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    Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    Finally able to point my finger on what it is about certain watches I dislike.
    Funny how I avoided buying watches with this feature without even realizing it. For some time now I look at certain watches and admire them but something keeps me away. I was so close to pulling the trigger on a JLC 976 but there was something about it I wasn't crazy about. The same happened to a few other watches while browsing them I liked the case, the style and design...but there was just something. Then it hit me. I am not fond of full numbers going around a dial. I can handle bezel numbers and even a 12,3 6 and 9 but full numbers of the hours going around a dial...I just don't like it. It makes me think the watch designer didn't think a grown adult can figure out within a few seconds what the time was unless the numbers were blatantly illustrated as clear as day (I'm sure is not the case) and also the dial just looks cluttered and uselessly busy. I added two watches for each random brand similar in style just to compare. I prefer the look of each of these without the full numbers by a mile...what do you think?
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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    Agree for sure on the Reverso and the Zenith. I don't like either AP.

    My thing is symmetry in a watch's face. I also dislike sub dials obscuring markers, or worse partially obscuring them.
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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

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    I'm not a fan of 1 to 12 numbers on the dial, indexes work better for me

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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    I do make exceptions...like the new Tank MC IMO stunning
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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    All I know is that the small seconds subdial on that Zenith elite looks daft. I was always more of an 'indices' guy.

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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    Quote Originally Posted by JPfeuffer View Post
    I do make exceptions...like the new Tank MC IMO stunning
    I have a couple of exceptions...but I don't have to worry about them



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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    I see what you mean, and certainly understand. Thinking we all have something that prevents us from loving some watches vs others from a visual standpoint (of course, there are other standpoints) and all will agree to the subjective nature of taste/aesthetics, I'm hoping. Case in point is the fact that save the 2 Reverso pieces, all the other watches pictured would be further given away/passed on, since I'd never purchase any of them primarily because of their look . . quite funny this passion.
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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    I agree, except for the Zenith. I like Roman numerals and like how they were done on this one. What I don't like about that one is the sub seconds dial uses arabic numerals. They should have just made them indices in my opinion. It competes with the Roman numerals too much...anyway, good observation on your own preferences...I'm the same way, sometimes it takes me awhile to "figure out" what it is about a watch I don't like. The AP for instance drives me nuts with the hexagonal "screws" in the bezel...cause there's no way those are "screwed" into the bezel...their hex shape forbids turning in the hole!!! It took me awhile to figure out why they didn't make sense though...
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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    I like both but it just depends on the watch.
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    Re: Finally see what I dislike about certain watches I otherwise like...

    I like the numbers on the Reverso, but agree completely with OP on the RO. I unfortunately hate Roman numerals so much I can't offer an unbiased opinion on the last.
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