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    wind-up merchant OhDark30's Avatar
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    why so complicated!

    Your favourite complications, and why you like them

    Alarm:

    Poljot 2612.1 movement
    Loved not having to rely on my phone, and the ‘mechanical fart’ sound (TM DJW)

    Medical (pulsemeter):

    Chaika medical watch
    Time for 30 secs, read off your pulse rate
    Great for feeling empowered at medical appointments :-)

    Telemeter (central scale):

    Just the geeky pleasure of working out how far away lightning is (time between the flash and the bang, read off the distance)

    Tbf, ‘geeky pleasure’ explains most of my watch choices :-)
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    Chronographs, by far. I always manage to use the complication often and I miss it, every time I wear other, simpler watches.

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    If power reserve is a complication, then there's my favourite - I don't mean the actual dial per se, I mean a long power reserve but a power reserve for a normal length reserve is still nice.









    Then maybe my favourite unusual complication is the jump seconds

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    Power reserve - because I’m yet to own an automatic that hasn’t stopped at night. It doesn’t happen often, but every time it does, it’s annoying. And I want the indicator on the dial where I can see it at a glance, like a fuel gauge on a dashboard.

    The older and less active I get, the more I need a power reserve indicator. I’ll have watches without it, but only if they’re not ‘main’ watches, and are at the lower end of the price scale - or if they’re hand-wind.

    Maybe I could live without a power reserve if I was Italian...

    After all these years, automatics still don’t work properly. 🙂


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    Main watches - power reserve.


    My dream watches also have pr indicators -

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    Oooooooo nice Pomme hands

    They should be a complication
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    My favorite complication is really quite simple: I like the sub seconds dial.
    Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Alarm with hidden disc

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    why so complicated!

    Not sure if holographic Chinese goddesses, hexagonal dials or 24hr dials count as complications..


    ZhuFeng*


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    Eurastyle

    *goddess Guan Yin does rather well in the hands stakes though
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    Not sure if holographic Chinese goddesses, hexagonal dials or 24hr dials count as complications..



    Just cos it's your own thread, you think you can make the rules up as you go along
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    Although the 24h dial might pass as a valid complication

    He says as he has one too
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