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I remember a topic like this years ago but I love it, so no harm asking again.
What are your favourite tiny details on your watch(es)?

On my new Oris Big Crown Pointer Date, the Art Deco number 4), and of course the small red crescent date pointer.
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Re: Favourite Tiny Details

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missF wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 11:40 pm
On my new Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
Didn't you have one like this a little while ago?

One of my fave 'tiny details' is the chamfer on the Essence's date window.

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It’s not the best photo but it is a two for one.

The small applied Zenith star on my EP and also the way the chronograph seconds hand curves down towards the end so it points perfectly to the tachymeter scale.


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Noush wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 10:11 am Didn't you have one like this a little while ago?

One of my fave 'tiny details' is the chamfer on the Essence's date window.
I did! I had a 35mm version. I hardly ever wore it because it felt too small. The new one is 40mm and such a perfect size. I guess the tiny details aren’t so tiny on this one though!

That wee chamfer is a lovely tiny detail :thumbup:
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iain wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 10:17 am The small applied Zenith star on my EP and also the way the chronograph seconds hand curves down towards the end so it points perfectly to the tachymeter scale.
Wish I could remember which company but I was reading somewhere recently about a company that create those curves on their chronograph hands by hand :D
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The “hidden” logo on the VII numeral of the Tank:

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The little orange marks above the indices on the Sealander GMT:

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The “lunar crater” subdials of the Speedy:

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The Ulysse Nardin anchor “cabochon” on the San Marco GMT

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And of course…ZIGGURATS!

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I have noticed that in my general appreciation, as well as in my own watch decorating, I tend to focus on some details more than others. It is very seldom that I like a watch integrally, instead details I enjoy zero in my attention upon themselves.

One such detail is the play of color between the heat annealed date complication cover plates on my freshly modified Seiko.

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The one detail that made it worthwhile for me to skeletonized this this $40 Forsining, is the fact that the day/night wheel rotates counter clockwise. That means that the motion of the 🌞 and 🌙 feels more natural as they rise over the horizon in the east and progress towards the west as time unfolds.
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The texture of the silk dial and the way the carbon fiber hands reflect light makes me wish they were both under a sapphire crystal...
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A couple miniscule sailing vessels...
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Not that "little" a detail, but I really like the quirky crown guard/lock on my Ball EH. It ensures you have fully screwed down the crown, otherwise the lock won't properly fit back over the crown and lock with a click.

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Some fascinating bits of hidden detail so far, I especially like the hidden Cartier logo in the VII hour marker, Steve.

It's hard to select an individual point of detail that I could call my favourite but, of all the brands I have watches of, Elliot Brown are the masters.

A few to mention are;-

1. The Red and Green dot hour markers on their Canford Clipper 'Round the World' race LE, representing the Port & Starboard lights on a ship.

2. The blacked out '57' marker on the EB x Contact Coffee Holton LE representing the Call Sign of the principal of Contact Coffee, and

3. The 'snowflake' in lieu of the 32 minutes marker for Freezing Point on the Land Rover x Elliot Brown Holton Trophy LE

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^^^ that Freezing Point marker and text is great 8)
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I like the EPSA mark on the ring of the Super Compressor. On the vintage models that mark identifies it as a SC. The logo is a vintage diving helmet.

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It’s great to see all these semi-hidden touches. One I find particularly appealing is the contrast color ring on the crown of the Sandstorm and Blackout models. I realize they are not unique. Still, a fun little extra detail to find.
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The little rocket ship that is the date pointer on my Speedmaster.

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On my new recruit, I’m really enjoying the subtle grainy texture to the dial. And the little orange markers living on the islands between the cutouts. I guess it’s technically not an island since it’s connected; it’s an isthmus. What’s the plural of isthmus? Google says isthmi. Ya learn something new everyday I guess.

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