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Thread: Aspects of a watch design than don't bother you in the least

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    Aspects of a watch design than don't bother you in the least

    As per the thread description:

    For me , one of them to start you off:


    1. Drilled or non-drilled lugs


    I have never ever given them a second thought when buying a watch, it's not something I even check, nor do I stop and go if I do spot them.
    It's not something I'd regret in the slightest if the watch had them or not once purchased either..

    In essence they don't bother me in the slightest, whatsoever, no way never.


    Do you have a watch design feature that doesn't bother you?.... and/or maybe one that you hear other people 'complaining' about?
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    Depending on watch, the lack of seconds hand does not bother me as much...


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    1. Relatively low WR (30m) in general, doesn't bother me.
    2. Chronographs without an hour totalizer/counter - perfectly fine.
    3. Weak lume? Ok.
    4. And the drilled/ non drilled lugs aren't a dilemma.
    5. AR coating on the crystal? Not an issue.
    Last edited by CFR; Oct 13, 2019 at 05:55 PM.

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    My list of things that do not bother me is so extensive, depending on the particular watch in question, that listing what does bother me is much shorter.

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    It depends on the individual watch, but, in principle, I am not bothered by date complications. It's either well executed or it isn't. Same goes for cut off numerals. Both can look fine, both can look like shite.
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    I've got one that I suspect few will agree with--it's incredibly rare for me to be bothered by the type of bracelet/strap--I like bracelets, leather straps, strap of other materials, buckle or deploying, etc. Yes, some go better than others with particular watches, but overall I'm happy with any of them if I otherwise like the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    I've got one that I suspect few will agree with--it's incredibly rare for me to be bothered by the type of bracelet/strap--I like bracelets, leather straps, strap of other materials, buckle or deploying, etc. Yes, some go better than others with particular watches, but overall I'm happy with any of them if I otherwise like the watch.
    #1: Well .... it’s not exactly part of the watch that can’t be changed - so doesn’t count in a way.

    They can always be changed , or buckle etc transferred to another strap of your choice.

    In fact I bought a Timefactors watch earlier this year where it was only on a bracelet, so I bought it and changed to leather on day 1.

    So it did bother me, but not enough to stop me buying....

    And anyway (refer to point #1)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    #1: Well .... itís not exactly part of the watch that canít be changed - so doesnít count in a way.

    They can always be changed , or buckle etc transferred to another strap of your choice.

    In fact I bought a Timefactors watch earlier this year where it was only on a bracelet, so I bought it and changed to leather on day 1.

    So it did bother me, but not enough to stop me buying....

    And anyway (refer to point #1)
    Fair enoughóexcept for integrated bracelets...


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    Lume. Most of my favourite watches donít have it, and some watch hands are compromisd by the addition of lume.

    Asymmetry. Symmetry isnít required for balance.

    Water resistance. I donít swim wearing a watch and I donít dunk my left wrist in water, so basic water resistance is enough.

    Screw-down crowns. Not required for decent water resistance so more of a nuisance than anything.

    Automatic winding. Questionable efficiency, so no real advance on manual winding. Works well in Spring Drive movements, though.


    Iíve included functional design.

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    Lume on non-dive watches.

    Drilled lugs I didn't even consider until reading the post. Non-issue.

    I'm split on display backs for non-decorated movements. On the one hand, I spend zero time admiring Seiko, Miyota, Standard ETA etc... However I buy mostly used and it really helps identifying stuff if the seller isn't one to take movement pics.

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