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    Date window or no?

    I notice many of you say that you would prefer mentioned watches without a date window? I, on the other hand, am a big fan purely for practical reasons. Whats the logic behind this madness?!?!?! No date? What?!

    If you feel the need, post a pic of your best no date window watch. I would love to see it.

    p.s. the next watch I'm looking to purchase doesn't have a date window and that irks me a bit, but its going to be a while so I have time to be converted. Give me your best shot.
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    I love watches both with and without date, it doesn't sway me either way if one I have my eyes on has it or doesn't...

    I either like the watch or I don't spit.gif

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    I don't mind if it has one or not but it has to be at three or six. I hate having the date on a funny angle at four or five

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    Depends on how the date is done- sometimes it can ruin the look. I for one, do not have the short vision to read it anyway.
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    I prefer no date for the balance, and on a mechanical watch to save setting it. I am more inclined to "accept" a date on quartz.

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    One exception is this, as the date function is still balanced. I just keep this one on a winder to save setting it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyR___ View Post
    If you feel the need, post a pic of your best no date window watch. I would love to see it.
    I feel the need to post one of my fave date watches: (as it's my WRUW watch today):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I feel the need to post one of my fave date watches: (as it's my WRUW watch today):

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    I love your collection dude but I'm afraid that date window does not work for me at all there - I'd much prefer it without.

    Design-wise sometimes date windows do work for me:

    But on the LLD I prefer no date, though as a daily wearer it's a very useful feature...
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    I like watches with or without date windows.

    What i dont like are date window lenses.
    I know that Rolex and others use them forever but i think that ruins the watch look much more then a date window in the dial alone.

    Without:


    With:

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    I love your collection dude but I'm afraid that date window does not work for me at all there - I'd much prefer it without.
    Horses for courses innit

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    date-window's are ok, date-window lenses suck....

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