Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

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Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by Jeremyd01 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:38 am

A cyclops added to the C60 Trident GMT. What do you think?

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Re: Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by Wolffram » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:40 am

Not my thing. :problem:
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Re: Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:50 am

Seems a bit on the large size as cyclops go, but they're not my thing either.

However if it works for you, then why not :thumbup:

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Post by poppydoodlesdad » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:02 am

Looks OK if you like that kind of thing.
I've never liked them or really seen the point. They've never made the date any easier to read for me.
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Re: Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by Amadeus » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:50 am

Looks good to me, as with my eyesight I do need help reading the date. What size is that cyclops, and how hard was it to fit?

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Post by MadJam250 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:11 am

No. I don't really understand why there's ever a need to magnify the date, and the date only. As we get older and when nearsight focussing starts to wane, why not have a cyclops over the whole face so we can at least magnify/read the time? ;-)

Why are cyclops usually only on divers' watches?
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Post by downer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:46 am

I think the cyclops is a useful feature, but I don't think it helps the aesthetics of many watches.

I realise that several brands have used date magnifiers, but these days, I tend to think of it as an iconic Rolex design feature, and on any other watch, it can look like an imitator - particularly when the magnification is insufficient.
MadJam250 wrote: Why are cyclops usually only on divers' watches?
I don't think they are. Rolex fit them on many models, including sports (Explorer, GMT-Master), diver (Submariner), dress (Datejust) and many others.
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Post by MadJam250 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:51 am

downer wrote:I think the cyclops is a useful feature, but I don't think it helps the aesthetics of many watches.

I realise that several brands have used date magnifiers, but these days, I tend to think of it as an iconic Rolex design feature, and on any other watch, it can look like an imitator - particularly when the magnification is insufficient.
MadJam250 wrote: Why are cyclops usually only on divers' watches?
I don't think they are. Rolex fit them on many models, including sports (Explorer, GMT-Master), diver (Submariner), dress (Datejust) and many others.
True , Richard ...
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Post by golfjunky » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:56 am

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Post by Leo David » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:57 am

A cyclops (is the correct plural of "cyclops" ' cyclops's or 'cyclopses' '?) is not my thing either. It always seems to dominate every other feature on a watch and detract from the visual balance and aesthetic of the piece. If it works for you, though, and you're happy with it then that's all that matters.

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Re: Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by scooter » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:58 am

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If the cyclops helps you to read the date then it's doing the job that Wilsdorf designed it for in 1954.

My eyesight isn't great so I don't like a date on a watch. Luckily my memory is very good and I have no trouble remembering the day or date.

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Re: Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by Kip » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:01 pm

I don't have strong feelings for, or against, a cyclops. I am not sure, in this case, if I like it or not. It could be I am just not used to seeing it on a C60. I don't think it ruins the C60, but just looks odd...at the moment. Probably if it came with it I would be used to it.

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Re: Cyclops. Love it or hate it?

Post by Dancematt » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:28 pm

Victorinox's dive master has a cyclops glued to the dial under the crystal and Tag Heuers aquaracer 500m used a cyclops and date at 9 o clock to balance the dial design by opposing the large crown at 3 o clock. Both of which are fine by me.
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