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    Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    Hey Guys,

    Full disclosure here... Sometimes it takes me a few more seconds than it should to tell the time on some dials, especially non-circular ones. Watches without numbers and with erratic markings are also in this category.

    Anyone else brave enough to admit membership in this "club?"

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    Last edited by GeneWilder; October 18th, 2013 at 13:15.
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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    I can't usually tell the time on my watches, I'll end up admiring the watch instead.

    Telling time is the job of the smartphone.
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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    I have a problem with silvered or polished hands on modern watches disappearing in some lighting situations. Many vintage watches use angled surfaces and black polishing to create enough contrast to make hands and markers more easily seen in difficult lighting. I don't see that kind of attention to subtle detail as much on new watches.
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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    I have a problem with silvered or polished hands on modern watches disappearing in some lighting situations. Many vintage watches use angled surfaces and black polishing to create enough contrast to make hands and markers more easily seen in difficult lighting. I don't see that kind of attention to subtle detail as much on new watches.
    Ditto. Unfortunately, that is sometimes the case with my Zenith.
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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    Quote Originally Posted by bacari View Post
    Ditto. Unfortunately, that is sometimes the case with my Zenith.
    I'm looking at my diminutive 1970's Zenith AF/P with silver dial and steel hands. There is just enough contrast created with differently finished surfaces and ebony inserts that the hands and markers are easily visible. So much so that the long dead tritium dots are not missed.
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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    I have trouble remembering which side is left or right but I'm pretty good with the time.
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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    I can read the time effectively in an instant.... but sometimes I get stuck staring at my watch and forget to even check the time.

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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    My Breitling Cosmonaute is the worst culprit. Love the watch, but the 24h dial requires some kind of habituation, every time I wear it. Sometimes it's quite irritating.

    But I know I'm getting older...

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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    It has been known for me to turn up an hour earlier than the time I was supposed to meet my father but that was more my fault than the watch's. Some dials can be absolute pigs to read and one of the things that is a must at my age is a clear dial so anything that is hard to read don't get bought.

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    Re: Full Disclosure: Sometimes I Have Trouble Telling Time

    I tend to look at my watch so often I rarely need to think since it is just 10 minutes after the last time. The title sucked me in because it reminded me of this morning. I wear a watch 24/7 and my dog woke me up this morning early moving around on the bed, I looked at my watch and had to concentrate to decide what time it was. It is a watch with weak lume and only has lume on the hands, I convinced myself it was 5:45 and went ahead and got up 15 minutes early, when I was up and awake I realized it was 4:45... that was the price I paid for yesterdays choice of timepieces this morning.
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