Date magnifier or no?

Do you like having a date magnifier on your watch?

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I personally hate the dreaded cyclops. I'm talking to you Ball. Clearly, some of you like them, as some of the most wildly popular models have them. So I thought I'd take a poll and see what the hive had to say. You like them or not?

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Two points:

  1.  If the date is that important, make it bigger.
  2.  If the date isn't that important, why add a weird wart to the crystal to make it larger? 
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KristianG

Two points:

  1.  If the date is that important, make it bigger.
  2.  If the date isn't that important, why add a weird wart to the crystal to make it larger? 

Exactly.  The Cyclops actually makes it harder to see the date except when looking at the watch straight on, which I find awkward and uncomfortable. 

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It's the quickest and easiest way to uglify a watch.

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Want it micro sized on color matched wheel, at 4:30 in a imperceptible porthole 

Watch dial maintains complete perfect symmetry and my beloved date data is still there!  🤘

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Honestly I just like the aesthetic of the cyclops, I don’t actually need it to see the date… Just like I don’t need a watch to tell time. I didn’t realize how many people hated it though.

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KristianG

Two points:

  1.  If the date is that important, make it bigger.
  2.  If the date isn't that important, why add a weird wart to the crystal to make it larger? 

Not a fan the crystal wart.   Yuck 

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Jklotz

I personally hate the dreaded cyclops. I'm talking to you Ball. Clearly, some of you like them, as some of the most wildly popular models have them. So I thought I'd take a poll and see what the hive had to say. You like them or not?

I’m heartened to see how unpopular they are.  I always found them repulsive in all iterations.  

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I have one with a cyclops and a flat crystal. I don't know if the two are mutually exclusive but I'd trade it for a domed crystal in a heartbeat.

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I like a cyclops, as long as it actually magnifies significantly.

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Not for me. I have one Citizen with it I bought to see if I could like it. Sorry, it’s a nice watch that screams ugly to me because of the cyclops. Tried it, don’t like it!

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This is one of those things I hated until I tried it. I'd love some sort of seamless progressive magnification even more, but who doesn't like a big date?