Epic Battle: Date Vs Time-Only

Considering collapsing my collection, and this vintage-style beauty is figuring highly in where I might go.

My question to you: Do you prefer a Date window, or Time-Only? Why?

(Not just in this model, but in general)

Let me know below!

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Time only if there is no ghost position.

I can get a bit pickier if there鈥檚 going to be a ghost position and will sometimes plump for date (rather than time only) if it鈥檚 a really well executed date window.

I have had both Lorier Neptunes and I don't believe there is a right answer here beyond personal preference.

I prefer time only because as someone with more than one watch, I don't like having to set (or ignore) the date every time I decide to wear a given watch that may have run out, but the roulette style date wheel on the Neptune is fun and sort of unique. Up to you!

Date, because 1) it's handy and 2) the dial gains an anchor point, which my eyes can latch on. 12-axis symmetrical dials - even 2-axis dials like the dateless Neptune - feel confusing. I need that one beauty mark.

TimeOnMyHands

Time only if there is no ghost position.

I can get a bit pickier if there鈥檚 going to be a ghost position and will sometimes plump for date (rather than time only) if it鈥檚 a really well executed date window.

Lorier use Miyota 9039 for their dateless pieces.

Nice to see a 50/50 split so far! Seems like the no date gang are just louder than the rest of us 馃槈馃ぃ

No date, no buy

I prefer a watch with no date if it is an automatic.

I prefer a date and have one on all except one watch. Can't imagine one in my Reverso. And I don't mind a cyclops!

I think the no-date version looks cleaner, perfect for its dial and bezel

I use date all the time. I understand people who complain about the balance of the dial, but I get annoyed when I check the date on my watches that don't have it