How often do you sport a moonphase?

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How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by WalterSMonaco » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:42 am

I’m seriously considering the Moonglow bit wondering how much mileage I would get out of moonphase. I currently have 3 divers, a GMT and 2 chronos.

How often are you wearing moonphase?

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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:55 am

I have thought long and hard about all the CW moon phase watches, especially the most recent one, and yet I have never taken the plunge. Why not, I ask myself?

The main reason, I think, is that it would not be a watch I would wear regularly, and certainly not all the time. This would inevitably mean that it would spend a lot of time on a winder or would need to be reset completely at regular intervals. Neither of those situations fits in very well with my current watch wearing habits.

Secondly, it comes over as a very dressy watch, and I am tending to wear those less frequently. If I go anywhere smart I have my Cartier and a selection of vintage watches.

Thirdly, it’s a fabulous complication but one which I feel I have very little real need for.

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How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by gaf1958 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:47 am

I’ve owned one (a Speedmaster) but after the first couple of times I wore it, I seldom set the moon phase - not because it was difficult to do, but because I could rarely be bothered to actually check what phase the moon was presently in...
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by nbg » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:02 am

On any clear evening. Although it would be unusual to have 29 consecutive clear evenings to observe each of the phases during a 29ish day cycle. :)

[Edit: I misread the title - thought it said “spot” not “sport”! :lol:]

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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:24 am

I have owned two Quantiemes (full calendars with moonphase) both pocket watches, one of which I still have. We also have a moonphase clock in the sitting room. Steve is right that moonphases are bit of a pain to set so ideally you need to keep them running. The full calendars are also somewhat delicate and cost a fortune to service. Having said that, I really like them and will at some point acquire a wrist watch auto version so it can maintain itself in the winder.

While I like the design of the C1 and may be tempted, I do not like the Moonglow because of the two moon display and the pointer date. To my mind such pieces are very special and SS cases don't really cut it.
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by Chris375 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:17 pm

I wear it every other day and rotate my other CW watches around these days. One reason is to keep it 'powered up' and another is cos I like the look of it (but that's personal taste).

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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by Galton321 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:45 pm

I admire the moonwatch and the worldtimer but they are not watches I would ever wear. I admire the technology but practically I have no need on a daily basis, seldom ever if the truth be known, to know the phase of the moon or the time in Kuala Lumpar. I regard these watches as collectors watches. If I had the spare cash I would buy both because as I said I admire the workmanship and the beauty of the design but I would never wear one.

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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by josbrownlie » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:51 pm

Once a fortnight, worn in rotation with others
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by albionphoto » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:30 pm

I have a C9 Moonphase. I wear it for a couple of weeks a year. I won't be selling it though as my wife bought it for me.

I use this site to help set the moonphase

https://www.moonconnection.com/moon_pha ... ndar.phtml
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by Molan » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:51 pm

I bought a Moonglow in the NN recent sale and, whilst it’s a beautiful thing, it’s a little too dressy for me.

Although it’s only been tried on briefly and put away again I did have the feeling that resetting the moon cycles would be a bit too much for me every time I wore it.

I’ll stick it up in the sale section when I get round to taking some pics!
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by H0rati0 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:01 pm

albionphoto wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:30 pm

I use this site to help set the moonphase

https://www.moonconnection.com/moon_pha ... ndar.phtml
I also, very useful :thumbup:
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by StrapMeister » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:30 am

I had a C9 Moonphase.
Although a lovely watch I didn't really wear it that much and ended up selling it.
Here are a couple of useful links:
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Moon phases: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/uk/london
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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by WalterSMonaco » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 am

Seems like the consensus is most of these watches are mainly fancy conversation pieces.

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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by Jcalder68 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:36 am

I’d quite like to own one, and definitely plan to do so in the future. I spent quite a while with one of the newer models on my wrist on my last visit to CW Towers Showroom and really liked the way it sat, thanks to its relatively small size. It certainly looked discrete, elegant and prefect for smarter occasions.
I also appreciate the conversation aspect; not only the moon phase action but the display case back too.
As mentioned above by several others though, it won’t get as much wrist time as it would need to keep it fully wound. My “smart” days are once a week at the most and I already have some other nice pieces for the weekends themselves.
So. I will inevitably get one at some point, but I have a couple of other models on the wish list that are higher priority at the moment.

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Re: How often do you sport a moonphase?

Post by golfjunky » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:11 pm

I wear my speedy moonphase 2-3 days a week
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