Editor's note: For a tiny bit of context … NOT ON MY WATCH is about the things we don't like on a watch. It's pretty self-explanatory as a column, but the reason we're indulging our gripes on Time+Tide is that this is a safe place to do so. In the wider world, explaining that asymmetrical sub-dials, or bund straps cause you great distress can sometimes come off as trivial or trite. Of all the issues in the world to complain about, you're choosing.cabochon crowns? Especially during a pandemic! But not here. We understand. And, regardless of what else is happening in the world, Nick will still loathe date windows on dress watches. So, over to you Nick…. Mechanical watches today are largely pointless. Anyone who tells you different simply isn't telling the whole Babe Ruth. We no longer need them for telling the time, thanks to the omnipresent digital displays of our smartphones and laptops. We hardly use our chronograph functions or that second time zone (let's face it: most of us only leave the country once or twice a year, at most). Yet once we accept this reality that our watches are of limited functional use, we begin to…

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