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    Unusual features that are cool

    I've read about just all of the 'standard' complications that watches can offer, but every now and again I come across something that is just plain cool and appeals to my engineering brain. Examples are:

    1. Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer Stop Seconds/Reset Mechanism - best explained by quoting directly from Monochrome Watches(https://monochrome-watches.com/glash...ecs-and-price/):

    Its most important feature is a novel stop-seconds/reset mechanism that allows the wearer to set the precise time with ease. What does this mean? When the crown is pulled to set the time, the hack-second mechanism stops the second hand. That’s not so unusual, because most modern mechanical movement are equipped with such a hack system. The big difference is, that when the crown is pulled out into the time-setting position, the second hand also resets to zero, and the minute hand moves to the next full minute.

    When you turn the crown to set the time, the minute hand jumps from with 1-minute increments and will always point to a full minute. This way you can set the Senator Chronometer exact to the second and to the minute.
    2. Moritz Grossman BENU Enamel featuring the Grossman Winder with Pusher - best explained by quoting directly from Time and Watches (Moritz Grossmann - BENU Enamel | Time and Watches):

    The BENU Enamel also features the Grossmann winder with pusher, a refined hand setting mechanism that eliminates two possible error sources: the ingress of particles into the case while the hands are being set and the unintentional alteration of the hand positions while the crown is being pushed home again.

    In fact, when the user pulls the winding crown out, the winder switches to the hand setting mode and simultaneously stops the movement. The crown immediately returns to its home position but can now be turned to precisely set the hands. Once ready, the movement can be restarted by pressing the push button at 4 o’clock so avoiding the possibility to alter the positions of the hands. At the same time, the mechanism switches back to the winding mode.
    And here is a photo of the Grossman Winder:

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    So, what other cool features are there out there in the watch world, that aren't considered to be 'standard' complications?

    Looking forward to your replies, links and photos.
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    For the Moritz Grossman I've also heard that another benefit is that the crown is not open for as long so less exposed to dust, moisture, etc.

    Either way, I like it but would find the GO more useful/beneficial.
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    I always liked the Jump Hour feature. The Elgin 717 comes to mind first; but there are many versions of this complication back to pocket watch days. Still uncommon though.
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    I also like sun and moon watches. Not so much a change in complication, but a change in reading the time (very old English I believe)


    My version is just a simple quartz
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    My Zeppelin has a week of the year indicator which is dead handy. I could set it to the financial weeks if I wore it all the time and my computer didn’t do the job for me.
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    Iv'e always liked and appreciated tides watches. Used to own this one by Corum..I understand it's not everyones cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KANESTER View Post
    Iv'e always liked and appreciated tides watches. Used to own this one by Corum..I understand it's not everyones cup of tea.

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    This is a tides watch I could go for...
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    I've always liked Mondaine's Stop2Go feature. Just really cool looking to my eyes.
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    I didn't know I needed that reset mechanism until now

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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    How about Ball Watch Cos. Engineer II "Endurance" 1917 Chronometer coming to market soon with either a Celsius or Fahrenheit Thermometer on the dial? Proprietary oil as well that keeps the watch running to minus below zero extreme temps and anti-magnetic protection to 80,000 a/m plus their anti-shock system. Name:  16-1-W1000.jpg
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    Re: Unusual features that are cool

    I just learned about these the other day. Not sure what it's called, but it's an am/pm indicator built into the indices to change color for day/night.




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