Beauty vs practicality?

I think date magnifies are ugly. But my watch isn't perfect either. What do you prefer?

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This is my watch. I think there's at least some attempt to find a balance. 

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But why they didn't use a negative screen is baffling to me because they do make this exact module/movement with a negative display.

They slightly blend together under some lighting but not often.

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The date on D is on the other side of the dial. It’s a retrograde pointer and is ridiculously cool!

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I care about function more than form, but I don't want ugly for the sake of ugly either. 

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I prefer beauty and practicality in an analog watch. I don't prefer anything digital, as it's counter-intuitive. 😉

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I have a few beauty queens, but I like some complications so usually shooting for balance.