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    What complications DECREASE your interest in a watch

    I was curious what complications make the watch less valuable to you and why. For instance, you might actively avoid chronographs because you think they make the dial too busy.
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    Re: What complications DECREASE your interest in a watch

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    I was curious what complications make the watch less valuable to you and why. For instance, you might actively avoid chronographs because you think they make the dial too busy.
    ^This was my first thought.

    I also don't like moon phase watches or open hearts. I don't like PR indicators.

    Thinking about it, anything beyond a day and date turns me off.

    One complication I do like is a center seconds hand. (at least I've heard that was a complication beyond a small seconds)

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    Moon phase... clutters the dial but would never serve any purpose to me.

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    Re: What complications DECREASE your interest in a watch

    Yeah, chronographs for sure . . . doesn't just decrease, guarantees I will not ever have one.
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    Re: What complications DECREASE your interest in a watch

    Tough question to answer in definitive terms. I mean, I’m not a huge fan of chronographs because I never use the function and I find them difficult to read....but there are chronos I’d buy in a heartbeat and would love to own. I don’t like “Big Date” complications, but I’ve seen some that were beautifully executed. Power reserves? It usually boils down to placement and dial integration.

    I guess my point is that I don’t think there’s a single complication I’d rule out across the board. I think it just depends on how it’s integrated....and the overall appeal of the watch in general.

    Hope that makes sense? Lol, I’m honestly not trying to be difficult here. Now....had the question been “What specific design elements immediately kill a watch for you?”....I suspect I’d need very little time to provide a comprehensive list.

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    I would never use chronograph functions, unless I was a coach, timing laps. In that case a dedicated stopwatch would be better suited for the task.

    I'll accept a date, power reserve (only if it's very well integrated, like Tudor North Flag), and 24 hour hand on a GMT.

    Anything more, and I would lose interest
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    Re: What complications DECREASE your interest in a watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroedout View Post
    Tough question to answer in definitive terms. I mean, I’m not a huge fan of chronographs because I never use the function and I find them difficult to read....but there are chronos I’d buy in a heartbeat and would love to own.
    This ^ The same goes for second hand subdials and 4.30 date windows.


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    Re: What complications DECREASE your interest in a watch

    When I saw the thread title I clicked to say chronograph, but on reading the posts it's open heart for sure. I see an open heart, I just skip to the next watch. The watch with the open heart becomes invisible to me. A chronograph, I'll at least look at to see if I like the execution even if I know I'd never buy it.
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    Ug, 4:30 date windows - Another deal breaker for me.
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    Tourbillon for sure. Especially if it's just a hole in the dial, what's the point?

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