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    What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    Do you have any watch model that you tried to like, except, that one design aspect just isn't doing it for you?
    Just that one thing, modified, and, you would have your next watch on your wrist?


    For me, I really do love the Grand Seiko Chronograph.
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    The customary spring drive power reserve fits into the busier dial that accompanies chronos usually, it's just...those pushers!
    They are gigantic! Totally kills the watch for me and I wish they had been a bit more discrete.
    I can just imagine them stabbing my hand, even though they probably wouldn't.
    If they changed/modified this, it would be a future purchase.

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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    I don't like 24 hour subdials that cannot be set separately from the 12 hour time. I think they are a marketing ploy to convey a practical or tactical impression, but in fact they are worthless clutter. I learned to adjust between 12 and 24 hour time on my first day in the Army. Anyone else who needs it can learn quickly. These are often seen on "chronographs" that also feature short-duration stopwatches. Some people may need to time for brief periods, but I have always needed stopwatches like those in the 7750 movement that measure for several hours.
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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    Open hearts and power reserve indicators.
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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    All that damn writing on the DSSD!!!
    Just kidding around. Have a good Monday everyone.
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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    For me its day/date complications. Totally unecessary.
    Damn if Im going arround not already knowing what the day/date it is. A no brainer.
    Kinda/sorta like a passenger on a train I was running the engine on. He asked the conductor the time.
    Conductor told him "45". Passenger sez, what 45? Conductor sez "Dont you even know the hour"?

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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    Short center second hand. Orient Star makes some wonderful watches. Too bad they don't put a proper second hand in them.
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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    Another thing I don't like is the overly elaborate crown guard, like on a lot of the Panerai models. Fine watches otherwise. It's why I favor the Radiomir over the Luminors.
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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    I usually find its the price!

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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    Open hearts and power reserve indicators.

    HATE THEM!
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    Re: What's one thing that kills an otherwise good watch for you?

    Out of curiosity, do you hate all open heart and power reserve indicators, or just on some particular watches you wanted to buy?
    Is it like, there is no incarnation of a power reserve indicator that you like? Because some watches have them on the back of the watch.
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    HATE THEM!
    Last edited by thumos; August 4th, 2014 at 16:32. Reason: typo
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