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Re: Pet peeves about watches

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue May 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Robotaz wrote:
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I think this one is kinda cool.

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I'll agree.
As the 8 is more prominent in that window, that design works.
I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.
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Re: Pet peeves about watches

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Post by Robotaz » Tue May 14, 2019 4:16 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Robotaz wrote:
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I think this one is kinda cool.

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I'll agree.
As the 8 is more prominent in that window, that design works.
It’s more of a novelty than a distraction so I like it.
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Re: Pet peeves about watches

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Post by yinzburgher » Tue May 14, 2019 5:04 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:48 pm
The overrated, overpriced, and very inconsistent 6r15 movement.
Unfortunately more and more I'm feeling this is is probably all true. I don't notice any big problems with mine but I tend to only wear a watch for a day or two before switching. But there seem to be a ton of people on the forums reporting problems with 6r15 that nobody seems to have with the cheaper 4r35 and 4r36. I remember seeing a watchmaker servicing one on youtube and saying that there was no lubricant on some parts of the movement and then little globs of it elsewhere. I hope Seiko gets this all sorted out.
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Re: Pet peeves about watches

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Post by cel4145 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:14 pm

FTE wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Split-Time wrote:
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cel4145 wrote:
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Yep. Like the Raymond Weil from the HUP thread yesterday:

Beautiful watch design, ruined. :cry:
I otherwise love the look of that watch. Someone here has one and I commented on how sharp it is, and I meant that. Just because I’m not a fan of a design aspect doesn’t mean that someone else cannot overlook or even enjoy it. I guess that’s what makes this hobby great!
Agree, with no date window this would be a fantastic design.
Yep. Or if they had made it a single date window, no outline, black background, white text (and NO arrow). I would have bought the deal the other day had they done that.
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Re: Pet peeves about watches

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:33 pm

yinzburgher wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:48 pm
The overrated, overpriced, and very inconsistent 6r15 movement.
Unfortunately more and more I'm feeling this is is probably all true. I don't notice any big problems with mine but I tend to only wear a watch for a day or two before switching. But there seem to be a ton of people on the forums reporting problems with 6r15 that nobody seems to have with the cheaper 4r35 and 4r36. I remember seeing a watchmaker servicing one on youtube and saying that there was no lubricant on some parts of the movement and then little globs of it elsewhere. I hope Seiko gets this all sorted out.
I had already posted this on WUS before I responded to this thread. Just one example of mine.

https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=48917173
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Re: Pet peeves about watches

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Post by baldrick » Tue May 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Dials with cut-off numerals. Looks like the sub-dials were an after-thought and they couldn't be bothered to re-design with a simple index.

Christopher Ward's 9 o'clock logo, font and justification of "being disruptive". (This one, I'll admit, is more because I like a lot of their new designs and quality but can't get over the logo, so I irrationally feel frustrated by the whole thing.)

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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Tue May 14, 2019 10:48 pm

baldrick wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Dials with cut-off numerals.
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Doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I'm wearing an Alpina Startimer that takes a snip off the 5 and the 7.

To each his own.*

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Post by pgcity » Wed May 15, 2019 12:45 am

I love quartz for accuracy but the seconds hand never hits the seconds markers annoys me too much to own beyond the 3 that I have currently. Are there quartz watches that do actually hit all the seconds markers correctly or perhaps maybe Bulovas with 262khz sweeping seconds are good option?
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Post by juderiverman » Wed May 15, 2019 5:52 am

pgcity wrote:I love quartz for accuracy but the seconds hand never hits the seconds markers annoys me too much to own beyond the 3 that I have currently. Are there quartz watches that do actually hit all the seconds markers correctly or perhaps maybe Bulovas with 262khz sweeping seconds are good option?
Bulova works.
Other options include: no second hand, and sub dial second.

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Post by Sporkboy » Wed May 15, 2019 9:10 am

-watches in which the minute hand jumps when you push in the crown.
-date windows in wildly different fonts from the dial.
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Post by watchpalooza » Wed May 15, 2019 5:01 pm

An hour on Ebay reminded me of another one..watches from Indian sellers. Too many obviously repainted dials, counterfeit Citizens, frankenwatches, and “Oris” watches with FHF movements.
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Post by TheJohnP » Sat May 18, 2019 4:21 pm

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Peeves me that no one seems to make stadium dials anymore.
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Post by watchpalooza » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:46 pm

A couple more...

1) Watch bands that have been “notched” to fit a smaller lug width. My Lorus came this way, with a 20mm strap notched to fit the 18mm lug width.
2) Leather bands missing the second loop to hold the end. I seem to be amassing a collection of otherwise pristine straps.
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Post by PetrosD » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Watches with integrated straps or bracelets that you can only get from the manufacturer.

I have two watches with that "feature". I really like the design of my Victorinox chronograph and how the bezel flows into and is a part of the case (really, there is no bezel). But when the rubber dried out and I had to replace the strap, I had difficulty finding one, and it is only made by Victorinox. I have a watch with a bracelet that is also integrated and cannot be replaced with a strap. I won't buy another watch like this, which is why I'll never but an Oris Aquis even though I like them.Image
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Post by ManOnTime » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm

PetrosD wrote:
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Watches with integrated straps or bracelets that you can only get from the manufacturer.

Don't get me started...

I've passed on so many watches because of the stupid proprietary straps.
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