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    Aspects of a watch you feel are overrated

    This goes with the previous post of what complications and features don't bother you. Let's dial it up a notch and see which ones we feel are utterly unnecessary.

    Mine is water resistance that exceeds 50m. That is more than enough for the pool. It may be worth having a 300m (3000m?) watch if I frequently dived, but I don't. The overwhelming majority of my watches never get wet so excessive water resistance is useless.
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    Lately it's the date... but funny enough there has been a few times lately I've looked down at my Hamilton to check the date and I've had to pull out my phone to check (which was annoying). I find a date useful, but I also like the aesthetics of a dateless dial, even sports watches... I prefer the no date Sub over the date version...

    Dates on a dress watch are especially overrated for me, but it seems the norm with the lesser expensive ones like my Orients... not a deal breaker but If I were a watch designer the date on a dress watch would be the first to go.

    That being said my current most desirable watch (that I want to get) has a date (with a cyclops) so...

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    Dates, precious metals, being a dress watch.
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    Let's start with bronze watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    This goes with the previous post of what complications and features don't bother you. Let's dial it up a notch and see which ones we feel are utterly unnecessary.

    Mine is water resistance that exceeds 50m. That is more than enough for the pool. It may be worth having a 300m (3000m?) watch if I frequently dived, but I don't. The overwhelming majority of my watches never get wet so excessive water resistance is useless.
    Would you swim with a watch with 10m wr?
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    Would you swim with a watch with 10m wr?
    I don't wear a watch when swimming !!!

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    I wouldn't even wear my Puck (The mighty one) swimming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I don't wear a watch when swimming !!!

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    I wouldn't even wear my Puck (The mighty one) swimming

    Really, My Turtle sees the ocean at least a few times a week. I'd feel naked without a watch on my wrist. I'm only watchless while showering or sleeping.

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    Really, My Turtle sees the ocean at least a few times a week. I'd feel naked without a watch on my wrist. I'm only watchless while showering or sleeping.
    I'm all leather

    Then there's the watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I'm all leather

    Then there's the watch

    Ah. Makes sense.

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