Date vs No-Date?

Hello fellow Crunchers! I was recently going through my wish list of watches, and I think I've just experienced my first 'change of taste and style'? I've been warned this may happen! 馃槀

I've come to learn that I don't actually like a day or date function, but only with automatic watches!

I love winding a manual watch, but somehow the thought of also adjusting the date annoys the crap out of me! And that becomes even more so when the collection grows large enough that most watches will need to be set first, when I decide to wear them! I'd much rather simply set the time, and then let the rotor do it's thing!

So in summary, day/date on a quartz watch = no worries, but on an automatic or manual watch = kicked off my wishlist!

How do you all stand on this obviously very huge and divisive issue? 馃槀

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陌f it is not looking pleasant on the dial and generally it doesn"t, don't prefer date at all

Hate the date on anything. Completely pointless for anyone who has a functioning memory. Looks rubbish (unless it's a pointer date).

Don't get me started on day date complications 馃く

Especially hate them on Dive watches - just ruins any credibility as an actual tool and reinforced the desk diver image. Naff!!! 馃ぃ馃ぃ

In almost all cases: no date!!

Except:

  • When it鈥檚 done right, like in the GO panorama date window

  • When it鈥檚 part of the overall calendar functionality of the watch

Always date complication. I only have 1 watch in my collection that doesn鈥檛 have a date complication, my dressy one. I work in an office, I deal with customers, and I need to know today鈥檚 date at a glance when my calendar is not around and my phone is in my pocket, simple as that.

I don't like the lack of symmetry with most date and all day complications. Not a fan of 3 o'clock date position and a Cyclops leaves me in therapy.

dsoyke

陌f it is not looking pleasant on the dial and generally it doesn"t, don't prefer date at all

That's what I'm leaning towards as well. I'm enjoying the look of a clean dial, symmetrical and without interruption.

TekindusT

Always date complication. I only have 1 watch in my collection that doesn鈥檛 have a date complication, my dressy one. I work in an office, I deal with customers, and I need to know today鈥檚 date at a glance when my calendar is not around and my phone is in my pocket, simple as that.

Look at the date when you start work. Chances are it won't change 馃槈

Inkitatus

Hate the date on anything. Completely pointless for anyone who has a functioning memory. Looks rubbish (unless it's a pointer date).

Don't get me started on day date complications 馃く

Especially hate them on Dive watches - just ruins any credibility as an actual tool and reinforced the desk diver image. Naff!!! 馃ぃ馃ぃ

That's where it started for me tonight! Was looking and I realized that almost all the divers on my list has day AND date on them! Suddenly I just hated that look, and couldn't get over it. Who in their right mind is scuba diving, and then thinks to themselves, 'oh hold on, is it Saturday or Friday? Oh and what's the date?' 馃槀

Riverside

I don't use it, but if there's a watch that I like and really want , I don't care and buy it anyway.

Yep fair enough, I mean there's a fair few on my list that are automatic and do still have date complications. But that's, like you said, simply because there's too much about that specific watch/brand that I really enjoy and there will overlook it. But I've kicked out or replaced approximately 6 or 7 watches on the list today馃槄

Icarium

In almost all cases: no date!!

Except:

  • When it鈥檚 done right, like in the GO panorama date window

  • When it鈥檚 part of the overall calendar functionality of the watch

Yep fair enough, if it's a watch made with complications in mind I totally get it. But the watches that set me off tonight were the dive watches... That had day AND date on them! 馃槀 and that sent me down a rabbit hole of checking all the other watches on my list to see if I actually liked them with a date window or not 馃槄