It is more than just a pet peeve of mine.
What is the rationale for this design decision?
I am talking about "Pilot" and other "sporty" chronos.
Who likes to have to squint or stare at the watch, or bend the wrist this way and that to be able see the hands as they sit over the subdials? Or can most people see just fine at a glance?
Why not at least give the hands frames?
I know some sensible designs do this. ZIXEN divers, for ex.
Some Seiko chronos do this (hands encased in black frames if with white subdials), but Seiko is prolly one of the most egregious practitioners of this truly execrable aesthetic. Poljot and Hamilton also. Horrible.
W... T... F... ?