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    I finally figured out ...

    my most hated watch "feature".

    And boy, do I feel dumb for having taken YEARS to understand (not quite appreciate, however) .the dreaded "Three Date Window".

    Not mine:



    Every post about most hated design/feature/whatnot, it comes into my mind immediately. I refuse to even remotely consider ever buying a watch with one.

    And then, yesterday, I couldn't remember the date. I looked at my watch - exactly quarter after something and the big fat sword minute hand blocked the date completely (I checked my phone - handy devices those). Several hours later and the exact same scenario was played out again. Bright and early this morning my wife asked the date and - Bingo - exactly 15 minutes after seven AM and I couldn't see the damn date.

    And then, it came on me like a freight train bearing down on a car load of teenagers stuck on a railroad crossing - during that few minutes every hour a hideous 3 date window would allow me to know the date.


    I just can't figure what took me so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    my most hated watch "feature".

    And boy, do I feel dumb for having taken YEARS to understand (not quite appreciate, however) .the dreaded "Three Date Window".

    Not mine:



    Every post about most hated design/feature/whatnot, it comes into my mind immediately. I refuse to even remotely consider ever buying a watch with one.

    And then, yesterday, I couldn't remember the date. I looked at my watch - exactly quarter after something and the big fat sword minute hand blocked the date completely (I checked my phone - handy devices those). Several hours later and the exact same scenario was played out again. Bright and early this morning my wife asked the date and - Bingo - exactly 15 minutes after seven AM and I couldn't see the damn date.

    And then, it came on me like a freight train bearing down on a car load of teenagers stuck on a railroad crossing - during that few minutes every hour a hideous 3 date window would allow me to know the date.


    I just can't figure what took me so long.
    But...but...how will you know the DAY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post

    [...] understand (not quite appreciate, however) .the dreaded "Three Date Window".
    I'm with you, here.

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    Cyclops - don't like it, period.

    But I just know someday in the future when the eyes have gone, i'll look at my watch (well squint at it) and think dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennethRSloan View Post
    But...but...how will you know the DAY?
    Edox has that covered!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    Cyclops - don't like it, period
    This


    But I just know someday in the future when the eyes have gone, i'll look at my watch (well squint at it) and think dammit!
    No, I will still say what an awful abomination the cyclops is/was. I will think dammit I'm glad I still didn't buy one.


    3 date window
    I still don't , I see them ..... but I just think

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    I'm over the 3 date window now, I'm now fully hating the 3 Day window that Donf just posted !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    Edox has that covered!


    What ON EARTH are they thinking ??, somehow one week Tuesday ISN'T gonna follow Monday ?

    and like, the 6th ISN'T gonna follow the 5th sometimes ????

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    .the dreaded "Three Date Window".
    Totally agree. I have passed on buying a number of watches because of this eyesore.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    What ON EARTH are they thinking ??, somehow one week Tuesday ISN'T gonna follow Monday ?

    and like, the 6th ISN'T gonna follow the 5th sometimes ????
    That's a good point! What's Donf gonna do with his 3 date window on the last day of a month with less than 31 days? Complete confusion!
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