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Why didn’t anyone tell me this already??
If I don’t have a date window on a twisty bezel watch…. I can just set it on the bezel!

So ignorant for so long…. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Sorry for anyone who has bezel alignment /symmetry griefs but this is brilliant and I just discovered it :lol: :thumbup:

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Great idea, Lindsey except . . . ..

You set the bezel first thing in the morning, as your date reminder. . . . . .

After breakfast, you take Neo out for a walk, and you use the bezel for its primary function to time your walk . . . .

Later on, you want to check the date but . . . . .

. . .is the bezel set as your date reminder OR still timing your walk. :-k. :-k

Sorry; I'm sure there's a way around this.

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Well I hadn’t thought of that either! :) :oops:

Although I have had a photo folder on my iPad for a few years called…

“No date? No problem!” :lol:
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With a selection of no date watches.

Next you will be telling us that you are not familiar with using a chronograph to indicate “home time” when overseas…

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@Bahnstormer_vRS - you’re right of course, it’s not a perfect fix, and I do use twisty bezels for timing pasta and stuff. But it makes me more engaged with my watch, and reinforces the date in my mind if I have to reset it through the day :D
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Fascinating idea, here’s another application though it’s perhaps not as neat and simple as yours. It works until you need to time the eggs.

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nbg wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 1:50 pm Next you will be telling us that you are not familiar with using a chronograph to indicate “home time” when overseas…
I’m not familiar with the first simple thing about chronographs and consider them esoterica. :lol: :thumbup:
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It wouldn’t work for me. I’d look at the watch to check the date on my bezel and my first thought would be.

“Now is it the 6th, or is it the 7th and I’ve forgotten to move it today? Or is it the 5th because I remember turning it earlier, but had I already done it before then and I’ve advanced it two days today?”
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@nbg I’ve never tried that with a chronograph. I assume the theory is that you set the chronograph running at exactly midnight or midday home time (12 hour sub dial on the Speedy) and set the hands to wherever you are? No reason why it wouldn’t work.
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@iain When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere. (John Wyndham)
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@Amor Vincit Omnia - I like this - you’ve turned your speedy into a pointer date. Very satisfying :thumbup:
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 2:18 pm @nbg I’ve never tried that with a chronograph. I assume the theory is that you set the chronograph running at exactly midnight or midday home time (12 hour sub dial on the Speedy) and set the hands to wherever you are? No reason why it wouldn’t work.
Correct. Although I haven’t tried it myself.

Every time that I think I will take a chronograph overseas, I end up deciding not to.

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Incredible stuff. But surely anyone with the nous to work these things out knows what day it is? :lol:
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@nbg The only thing that would concern me is: could or should you alter the local time while the chronograph is running? With the Speedy it SHOULD be OK because it doesn't hack.
exHowfener wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 3:08 pm Incredible stuff. But surely anyone with the nous to work these things out knows what day it is? :lol:
Theoretical, I think, at least as far as I'm concerned. My travelling watches all have the date.
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@Amor Vincit Omnia
Yes likely to be ok with a Moonwatch. Although my plan was to alter to holiday time at UK midday on the day before the flight and set the chronograph running.

All rather silly really as:
- I still have my powers of mental arithmetic to calculate home time when away, although…
- I am not interested in home time whilst away and…
- I only like the GMT function on a watch because of the visual interest, not to pretend I am someone who pretends they need a watch to “touch base with their team or clients in other time zones :shock:”.

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nbg wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 3:43 pm All rather silly really as:
- I still have my powers of mental arithmetic to calculate home time when away, although…
- I am not interested in home time whilst away and…
- I only like the GMT function on a watch because of the visual interest, not to pretend I am someone who pretends they need a watch to “touch base with their team or clients in other time zones :shock:”.
Absolutely. I have never NEEDED a GMT on holiday. I just like them. Heck, I even took the MeisterSinger on two holidays, and you can't get much more minimal than that. It does have a date, though.
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