Day/date watch poll

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Would you buy a day/date watch in this format?

Poll ended at Thu Nov 23, 2023 7:47 am

Yes
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34%
No
23
66%
 
Total votes: 35

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I like the Sinn better than the Bremont. The large border and screws draw too much attention to the day date. If the Bremont had only a border or no border at all around the day/date it would be much better IMO.

I said yes in the poll as the day/date implementation doesn't bother me one way or the other.
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I’m in the minority with a yes vote; it’s different, but in a good way I think.

The Bremont example on the first page isn’t anywhere near as nice looking, but the beauty of this hobby is that it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing.
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I have had day/date watches since I was in middle school. At the time, I just liked the extra complication. After my education was finished, and for most of my life, my workday has been defined more by the weather than the day of the week. The saying “make hay while the sun shines” had a very literal meaning for me. At some point it became habit. Glancing at my watch to see what day of the week it is isn’t as dumb as it sounds after 10-12 days straight during fall harvest. But I digress, I have two watches with the day/date at 6, in different configurations.
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The vertical day is harder to read for sure, but in the long run it’s all what you are used to and if you don’t immediately hate it, you way well grow to like it.
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Hmm, not for me I'm afraid. I'm in the "takes too long looking at it" camp.

But do we never see a date or day complication in the 9 o'clock position? Is there a mechanical reason for this?
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tikkathree wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:19 am Hmm, not for me I'm afraid. I'm in the "takes too long looking at it" camp.

But do we never see a date or day complication in the 9 o'clock position? Is there a mechanical reason for this?
I don’t know of any physical reason, tho it’s a valid point. Fortis is the only manufacture I’m aware of and I don’t think they are making this model anymore. I like it a LOT.
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I really like a day and date complication, in pretty much any format. The Sinn 105 looks great to me and I've come close to pulling the trigger on one a few times.

I also admire how Nodus integrated the day wheel with the sector section of the dial in my Nodus Sector Pilot:
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Still a day to run on this poll, can't see there being a lot more votes. Thanks to everyone that did vote and/or offered an opinion. The watch has received more likes than I anticipated, at present a third of the vote. The more I look at this watch the more I like it; it's such a legible execution. I had no real interest in day/dates previously, but I really find it one of the strong points of the dial here. I have it in my head to get a Sinn and this one is certainly in the running. Thanks again...

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As we seem to have moved on and are generally discussing day/date watches, I thought I'd throw in the Damasko DK15 I used to own, on which the day/date is at 3 but offset below the axis line to balance the Logo above.

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I’m never really moved to vote in many polls, but it’s always interesting to see how votes are cast.

We have a fair few active members and the votes don’t seem to get anywhere near this number.
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TheBeatles wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 10:31 am I’m never really moved to vote in many polls, but it’s always interesting to see how votes are cast.

We have a fair few active members and the votes don’t seem to get anywhere near this number.
Yep, sad but true. In fact, I didn't think it would receive the interest it has. The result is round about where I expected. I've noticed that the forum has been a bit flat of late. Many people are lurkers and contribute little or nothing post wise. There is a small cohort on here that generate new thread content and regularly comment on others threads. If they go missing/take a break it really slows down on here, and you often find yourself returning to threads like 'is the SW-200 a good movement?' I have contributed a lot more in the past, I guess my enthusiasm has waned a little.

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strapline wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 1:39 pm

Yep, sad but true. In fact, I didn't think it would receive the interest it has. The result is round about where I expected. I've noticed that the forum has been a bit flat of late. Many people are lurkers and contribute little or nothing post wise. There is a small cohort on here that generate new thread content and regularly comment on others threads. If they go missing/take a break it really slows down on here, and you often find yourself returning to threads like 'is the SW-200 a good movement?' I have contributed a lot more in the past, I guess my enthusiasm has waned a little.

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Be interesting to hear other views such as yours, Des, of which I agree.

Not many thought provoking threads recently. I prefer watch related threads more than others.

Some threads seem started for the sake of it, but uninteresting nonetheless. (I must stress, my opinion only)
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TheBeatles wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 1:48 pm
strapline wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 1:39 pm

Yep, sad but true. In fact, I didn't think it would receive the interest it has. The result is round about where I expected. I've noticed that the forum has been a bit flat of late. Many people are lurkers and contribute little or nothing post wise. There is a small cohort on here that generate new thread content and regularly comment on others threads. If they go missing/take a break it really slows down on here, and you often find yourself returning to threads like 'is the SW-200 a good movement?' I have contributed a lot more in the past, I guess my enthusiasm has waned a little.

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Be interesting to hear other views such as yours, Des, of which I agree.

Not many thought provoking threads recently. I prefer watch related threads more than others.

Some threads seem started for the sake of it, but uninteresting nonetheless. (I must stress, my opinion only)
Perhaps it's time to start a poll of your own Brian? :D

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For business casual wear, I am a fan of the Day Date..but, I prefer this format..
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Although I don’t own a stacked day/date I find the format works for me. Time can be a glance, but for the day and date I don’t mind a moment to read and decode it from a watch. Of the pics presented the Bremont took the framing in a direction that does not appeal to me; Sinn offered it in a way that appeals. I do see it as a useful complication. It just needs to be well designed for the dial and the watch as a whole.
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It’s a no for me but to be honest I’m not fussed about having the day or date on the dial at all.
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