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    What is your watch industry pet-peeve? ...

    Mine is the fetish and hand-wringing associated with allegedly improper second hash marks at the periphery of a dial. For example, if a watch's movt. beats at 8bps and the dial shows 5 evenly spaced hash marks, many reviewers get their bespoke shorts into a knot.

    This scenario is sometimes described as being in error but I don't see it that way. The dial just chooses one level of granularity for display, and the seconds hand via the movt., another. Both are correct. What of the Movado Museum watch? Are all times other than noon or midnight 'wrong' somehow?

    I didn't necessarily state my case very clearly, but hopefully you can see what I'm getting at.

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    Re: What is your watch industry pet-peeve? ...

    My pet peeve?

    No standardized method for measuring the size of a watch!

    I mean, really, how hard could this be?


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    Useless lume on expensive watches. If Seiko can get it right why can't others.

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    Watch brands named after long time dead guys and claiming there's a
    link, like Gevril. I like to sew up their forked tongue!

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    Internet sellers trying to pass off cheap chinese copies as kosher.
    Expensive manufacturers passing off ETA or Valjoux movements as entirely thier own
    Fantastic watches that are only available in far away countries

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    Ditto the above. If a watch is asian, fine - price it and market it accordingly. And I continue to be amazed that the same ETA movement can be found in both a $200 Swiss automatic or a $2,000 Swiss automatic.
    (I'd rather be driving)

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    Most of the nice Seiko/Orient dress watches have Roman numerals, bad enough, what's the point of 4 = IIII instead of IV? Some watches don't even have numbers on the dial, who's gonna mix up VI and IV?

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    A 1/2 inch wide bezel on a dinky little dial. Is this to beef up a small case?
    Looks stupid.
    Don

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    Re: What is your watch industry pet-peeve? ...

    cheap bracelet clasps on expensive bracelets (YES im talking to YOU marathon)

    funky bezels (whats wrong with classic notched bezels?)

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    Display casebacks ...

    on less than spectacular movements. It's getting done to death. There is a point to a display back on a highly decorated movement, but a $99 Invicta? I happen to love a detailed solid caseback. The Omega Planet Ocean, Speedmaster Moon Watch, the Ball watches .... very nice. - David

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