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    Lightbulb It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    I have a couple watches that do not have hacking or hand wind. It seemed to be no big deal, but when I got the option of using the hacking and hand winding, it seemed like I was lacking options that were just nice to have. I rotate my collection, so I do have to re-set my watches most of the time. I guess I'm getting spoiled in my old age of 50.

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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    Nope....it's not just you Mike.

    I just wore a watch yesterday that didn't hack and it bothered me no end!

    I think that at this point, I'd seriously hesitate to purchase a watch that doesn't hack or handwind, unless, of course, it was a Patek!

    And BTW, I'm 50 too.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4761 View Post
    I have a couple watches that do not have hacking or hand wind. It seemed to be no big deal, but when I got the option of using the hacking and hand winding, it seemed like I was lacking options that were just nice to have. I rotate my collection, so I do have to re-set my watches most of the time. I guess I'm getting spoiled in my old age of 50.

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    I only have one watch that doesn't hack and it is kind of annoying. Especially because I usually forget that it doesn't when I am resetting it. The lack of this feature probably wouldn't stop me from buying a watch I really loved but it is certainly less desirable.

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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    Agreed. Hacking is usually not an issue - I rotate frequently so can set time to within few seconds... But lack of handwinding is a huge pain in the arse. I hate shaking the watch to get it going and have it run out of power overnight because I had a sedentary day. I held out on buying Seiko OM until 2nd gen came out w 4R36 because of this.
    These features should really be a standard on pretty much any watch nowdays

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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    Lack of hacking doesn't bother me. My Speedy taught me that, and it wasn't until later that I got a watch that did hack.

    Handwinding is nice, but I'll still wear an old Seiko 5 or Orient. The winding systems are efficient enough that they give me a full wind in just a few hours (and I'm a 50+ year old gov't worker, so you know I'm not that active!).

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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousBob View Post
    I only have one watch that doesn't hack and it is kind of annoying. Especially because I usually forget that it doesn't when I am resetting it. The lack of this feature probably wouldn't stop me from buying a watch I really loved but it is certainly less desirable.
    Been there, done that. I don't half feel a fool for trying to wind a Bambino.

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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    Oh, and BTW, I never get the nav system anymore since my phone is constantly updated (for free) and provides much better directions than any built-in nav system. My wife's car has one, and she quickly gave up on it (even after the $200 update) and just uses Google Maps.

    But then I also buy watches that don't hack and can't be handwound. ;)

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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    I'm right there with you guys. When considering a new purchase, regardless of price, I have a mental mini-checklist it has to pass:

    -Hacking
    -Handwinding
    -Sapphire
    -No proprietary lugs/bracelet.

    Once in a blue moon I'll violate the sapphire only rule, but I'm starting to stick more firmly to that rule these days...
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    Re: It's kind of like ordering a new without a navigation system

    Most watches are barely accurate after a week anyway, so just ignore the second hand and set the time to center the minute hand on the minute marker and be merry!

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