Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????
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    Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    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... ?
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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    Victim to fashion man, victim to fashion.

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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_sturrock View Post
    Victim to fashion man, victim to fashion.
    Who's this fashion man and what he does to his victims?

    Sometimes a comma (or its absence) gives a new meaning to your thought. Here's my favorite from couple weeks ago https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/neve...ml#post5338671
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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    There are plenty of hard to read designs such as stealth watches, if you keep digging, you'll end up at this watch:

    The Haldimann H9 Reduction - it houses a Tourbillon, has a completely opaque black crystal and sells for a mere $150,000 Swiss Francs.

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    I think 'Fashion Man' is a superhero whose superpower is to be able to pick a colour coordinated outfit in under 2 seconds.
    Quote Originally Posted by VRT View Post
    Who's this fashion man and what he does to his victims?

    Sometimes a comma (or its absence) gives a new meaning to your thought. Here's my favorite from couple weeks ago https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/neve...ml#post5338671
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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    It's a Guess watch Chrono.
    You guess what time it is!
    (guffaws loudly and then goes to stand in the naughty corner for such an appalling pun)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post
    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... ?

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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    Croikey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    There are plenty of hard to read designs such as stealth watches, if you keep digging, you'll end up at this watch:

    The Haldimann H9 Reduction - it houses a Tourbillon, has a completely opaque black crystal and sells for a mere $150,000 Swiss Francs.

    "Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail." _ John Donne

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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    Agreed, I don't get it either.

    Fashion Man strikes again.

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    Re: Same color for Subdials and Hands: WHY????

    Quote Originally Posted by various121 View Post
    Agreed, I don't get it either.

    Fashion Man strikes again.

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