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    Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I visited the Omega dealer recently thinking about buying a new Aqua Terra Annual Calendar when I noticed a trend had basically reached completion. It seems that Omega has decided not to use borders around their date (or day/month) on any new men's watch. This isn't a new thing as some models didn't have these frames already, and some recent models came out without them (the current generation Aqua Terra GMT for instance). I'm using Dimer's photos, from Ace Jewelers, to show what I mean, original thread here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/our...ad-856278.html




    The Annual Calendar used to have a frame around both date/month.


    Quite liked the new anti-magnetic AT, but again, it lost its date border.



    Of course the Deville and Planet Ocean already lacked date windows.

    I actually really like a well designed date window, like on my current Aqua Terra:


    So I think I will probably stick with used Omegas for aesthetic purposes. Not that they're hideous without it, but I definitely prefer the old look.

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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    Personally I prefer a date window that doesn't call attention to itself. But either way, it wouldn't prevent me from enjoying an Omega on my wrist!
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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I prefer the more austere, cleaner look of the non-borders.
    Non of my Omegas have had the border (SMP, PO, AT) and I don't even think I noticed that they added them, at one point.

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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I prefer the cleaner look as well. Borders around the date/day windows are just slightly more bearable than a cyclops imo.

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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I thought I was alone in disliking non-framed date windows. It's passable when black on black, but looks terribly unrefined to me with contrasting colors.
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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I tend to agree w/ the majority here only if the date wheel background color doesn't clash w/ the dial color.

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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    Omega probably loves it because of the money it saves them....IMHO
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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I generally prefer it without a border myself. Wouldn't say it's a hard fast rule or anything, but I do prefer. However, I must say that this is a damn gorgeous watch:



    I might be putting some organs up on Craigslist soon........
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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I'm in the minority, I guess. The new date windows look unfinished to me compared with the older models.
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    Re: Omega Eschews Window Dressing for 2014

    I guess to me, it makes it look like an afterthought. Like they have this generic dial, and they just punch a hole in it for whatever need they have. I think what makes it a little worse is that I think Omega does some of the best borders on a date window:



    There's my actual AT. I really like how they didn't just stick to a plain ol' square or rectangle for the date window. It's kind of "toothy" like the hour markers, and that definitely attracted me to the AT.

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