What's up with these sub-dials?
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    What's up with these sub-dials?

    Why are the minute and hour sub-dial chapter rings incomplete? I can see where it would not make much of a difference for the hours but it certainly does for the minutes.

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    Not sure but any more orange and that dial's going to look like something out of Jersey Shore. Could definitely use some indices.

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    Because this manufacturer values form over function. Truly one of the less attractive pieces I've seen in a while. They even made it a bullhead to complete the quirky package.

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    I think it's just a stylistic thing to make the watch look a bit more distinct visually. It would be a very boring world if all watches looked the same and no one tried anything different. I think this is quite a nice watch actually, the orange really stands out and gives it a nice sporty look.

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    Quote Originally Posted by watch_hor View Post
    Because this manufacturer values form over function.

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    What joke! They went to the effort of adding a chronograph and then made it next to worthless.

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    I understand style, but why would you make a subdial look like a fuel or coolant temperature gauge (7-11 oclock) instead of a speedometer (8-4 oclock)?
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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    What a terrible watch. You cant actually use the chrono for anything because you cant tell how many minutes have passed.
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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    I've seen a rare chrono with no markings at all on the sub-dials, just hands - also useless!

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    Re: What's up with these sub-dials?

    I think is nice design.

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