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    Was wondering for people that have Moon phase watches, do you use it for anything? or is it just purely cosmetically. I am a fan of watches that have some cosmic thematic. But what is their use?
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    Re: Moon phase watches, any use for them?

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    Re: Moon phase watches, any use for them?

    Thanks, thought to start another one since that one is a bit old. Maybe people have some other ideas. My theory it is used for fishing? Maybe it has an impact on fluxes and refluxes. So one would expect to have a moon phase on a marine or diving watches. Yet it looks like the complication is mostly used on dress watches.
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    It’s just a complication. I doubt most people who buy moonphase watches even set them
    My collection changes so often I got tired of redoing my signature

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    Re: Moon phase watches, any use for them?

    I owned a Ball Moonphase, and did set it to coincide with the actual moonphases. It looked pretty cool, but it had no practical purpose. If you were a fisherman or a werewolf, you have much more accurate information on the internet than any watch could provide. Buy it if it looks nice. I sold mine simply because, as a moonphase, I considered it a "night" watch, and with Ball being one of the forerunners of tritium in the watch industry, it bothered me that my model didn't have tritium lume at most of the hour marks--only at 12, 3, 6 and 12. Would have kept it otherwise.
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    You use it a lot if you're a werewolf lol..
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    Re: Moon phase watches, any use for them?

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    You use it a lot if you're a werewolf lol..
    I'm pretty sure you have other far more obvious indicators if you are a werewolf (hairy arms and fangs?).
    If your housemate is a werewolf though..

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    I could use a moonphase - that way i know when it is low tide outside and when it is time to take my goldies for a walk vs a swim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    It’s just a complication. I doubt most people who buy moonphase watches even set them
    Or, more likely, they go full-OCD and buy a winder to put it in. Guilty as charged
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    What use is it to me? Erm - none at all. But like its chrono and GMT pals it looks good.

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