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    The silly little things you notice...

    We often confuse what we wish for with what is.
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    First off, I have to say that my participation on WUS is the only reason why this sort of thing even entered my mind. So y'all are to blame for this foolishness. This is not the kind of pointless stuff I think about on my own; I have other pointless stuff I wonder about absent y'all's intervention.

    Well, last weekend as I was waiting for a flight to depart, I got bored and started counting the clicks to the bezel on one of my dive watches. I did it once and it was 23 clicks for 15 minutes. I did the math and that meant 92 around the whole dial. I thought to myself, "Self, that sure is bizarre. Why in the name of little green men would 'they' make a 92 click bezel? What could possibly be the point of 1.53 clicks per minute?"

    I recognized right off that 1, 5 and 3 add to 9, so I knew that 1.53 is a multiple of .3, .03, .003, .9, .09, .009, and so on, and that the corresponding easy division/multiplication (3s and 9s) would involve variations of 17 and 51. Cool for arithmetic games, but for a diver underwater I doubted that'd be of any use at all. So I figured "it must be me" and clicked all the way round the whole bezel...It was indeed 92 clicks all the way around the dial; it was not "just me." LOL I even did it a second time to make sure.

    At that point, I began thinking "well this is just f*ckin' stupid! WTF??? Ninety clicks -- 3 minutes for every two clicks -- is weird, but I can see where the easy math of it could make it manageable, if not necessarily sensible or as easy as it could be. I couldn't think of any reason for 92 clicks around a bezel. Maybe I'm looking for a rational explanation where none exists? I don't know.

    My Questions to You:
    -- What is the point of 92 clicks around a bezel?
    -- Do you have any watch related "silliness" that you discovered by chance?

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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    It sounds like a manufacturer's defect or possibly some kind of slippage where there are a couple of half-clicks in there somewhere.

    I don't understand the point of a 90 click bezel either. 120, 60, or friction make sense. Nothing else does.

    If you want to feel better about it, just remember the actual point of the bezel rotating is for it to line up with your minute hand where it actually is, and yours can. It can't be more than half a minute off. If you need to time something perfectly, that's what a chronograph is for.
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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    Isn't it obvious? Whoever made your watch is a huge Reggie White fan (RIP Reggie!)

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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Monocle View Post
    It sounds like a manufacturer's defect or possibly some kind of slippage where there are a couple of half-clicks in there somewhere.

    I don't understand the point of a 90 click bezel either. 120, 60, or friction make sense. Nothing else does.

    If you want to feel better about it, just remember the actual point of the bezel rotating is for it to line up with your minute hand where it actually is, and yours can. It can't be more than half a minute off. If you need to time something perfectly, that's what a chronograph is for.
    TY I have to agree with you, zero (friction), 60 and multiples of 60 clicks make sense. Nothing else is all that rational to me either.

    I did a bit more investigating than my OP describes. I don't think it's slippage, but I suppose it could be; I did the best I could to test for that, that is until I realized just how silly I was being to wonder about it in the first place. LOL. At any rate, I rotated the thing around the watch a total of three times, and I twice counted the clicks between each 45 degree arc of the dial -- 23 click each time -- even using "off" start and end points for the arcs.

    I'm a "desk diver" at best, so you know I don't really care, other than as a watchie, whether it lines up or not. LOL

    Whatever the problem/answer to the question, it's a "first world problem." LOL I'll "get by." <winks>

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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    OK - time to name the watch brand and model and see if anyone else has the same bezel click count.

    Out of curiosity, I just counted on my dive watches and got 60 and 120, which is what I expected.

    Maybe it's something odd like the tooling the use to make the bezel was set for certain sizes of detentes, and they kept that the same even as they made different sized bezels?
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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    What make/model is the watch? I'm just curious.

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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    Milgauss has lighting bolt hand o_O!!

    Just trying to act silly:P
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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    I'm too lazy to go all the way around, but my Deep Blue each click was 30 seconds (30 clicks to get 15 minutes).
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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    OK - time to name the watch brand and model and see if anyone else has the same bezel click count.

    Out of curiosity, I just counted on my dive watches and got 60 and 120, which is what I expected.

    Maybe it's something odd like the tooling the use to make the bezel was set for certain sizes of detentes, and they kept that the same even as they made different sized bezels?
    Quote Originally Posted by SodiumMonkey View Post
    What make/model is the watch? I'm just curious.
    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyhead123 View Post
    I'm too lazy to go all the way around, but my Deep Blue each click was 30 seconds (30 clicks to get 15 minutes).
    Okay...so my Deep Blue T100 Flat Tube is 120 clicks. My Deep Blue Master Explorer is 92 clicks.

    I knew that was the case as well, which is part of what makes it all the more puzzling....

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    Re: The silly little things you notice...

    I have to agree with tony, it has to be the fault of this forum. I often know how he feels, and we weren't all this way to begin with, were we?

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