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Post by Henryj » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:01 am

Might be a strange question, but how do you guys who wear no-date watches cope? Especially those of you who transitioned from one with a date. I’m asking because I’ve always been a “must have a date” kinda guy,but there sure are some awesome no-date watches out there - Pams, Speedies, BB58, and so on.
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Post by mattcantwin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:05 am

I just check the date in the morning, and use my great sense of recall throughout the day.




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Post by Rob.B » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:07 am

It wouldn’t bother me if I never had the date on a watch again...I just think it ruins the symmetry of the dial. If there is a no date option of a watch I wanted I would always take it


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Post by Nellipj » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:10 am

I’m with you here. I love the look of my Speedy. The no date has me never wearing it. :banghead:

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Post by Chocodove » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 am

I prefer no-date almost always if the option is there. For the times that I need to know the date during the day and I don’t remember, there is always something nearby to remind me (phone, computer, etc.).
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Post by ericf4 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:18 am

I used to always be a date guy. Now it doesn't matter. Shit if you need the date, look at the phone. I go more based on the style of the watch. I'm a sucker for a color matched date wheel so if that's an option I'll usually go that route.

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Post by Panerai7 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:25 am

I don't have a preference one way or the other but we are surrounded by the date everywhere you look.
Some watches do look better without a date and some watches would have looked better if they were made with no date.

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Post by r.palace » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:30 am

Purchased my first ND watch this year and was apprehensive due to how often I would need to recall the date for my investigative reports, statements, etc

Like others have said; really wasn’t all that difficult when you realize the date is almost always accessible - cell phone, desk phone, computer. Shit, it gave me something else to remember to exercise the brain.

There might also be a correlation; the more you like a watch the less the lack of date will bother you
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Post by gwells » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:37 am

i'm not really sure what you need to cope with. it's not like i need to know the date anywhere as much as the time. 90% of the time that i need to know the actual date is to satisfy my need to set the date on my watches that have date wheels on them. those other moments, i just check my phone or glance at the bottom left of my computer screen.

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Post by BBK357 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:46 am

I struggle at my job having a no date watch. This is why I now prefer to wear one of my square g shocks- it has time and date right there, stop watch 3 clicks over.

My problem was I was not sitting at a desk or had a calendar in front of me when I needed to see the date, so it was difficult. But on my days off- I was happy with a no date.

And you guys saying dial symmetry, I mean of course it ruins dial symmetry. But then you are wearing your watch for your own anal visual appeal.
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Post by mtb2104 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:55 am

I guess I reply so many emails a day that the actual date simply sinks in effortlessly... (this changes during the weekends... but heck, it's the weekend! :cheers: )
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Post by ericf4 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:56 am

gwells wrote:i'm not really sure what you need to cope with. it's not like i need to know the date anywhere as much as the time. 90% of the time that i need to know the actual date is to satisfy my need to set the date on my watches that have date wheels on them. those other moments, i just check my phone or glance at the bottom left of my computer screen.
Lol true. Most days I'm pretty sure I don't really even need to know the date ...

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Post by 1954Selmer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:14 am

My eyes can't focus on a date, so it looks like a blob of shit on the dial..
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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:15 am

I really prefer no date. I usually have to set a watch when I wear it and having to get the time to the correct am/pm and then get the date correct is just a waste of time. I see the date every second that I'm in front of the computer.

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Post by tattoo chef » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:31 am

I love no date watches. Always used to be a date guy but started to realize most of the time date placement really ruins the dial symmetry. If there is a date, I prefer it to be at the 6 o’clock location. If I do need to know the date (honestly we should all remember it to begin with) I just look at my phone or tablet.



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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:36 am

Very few watches are aesthetically improved by a date window.
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Re: No date watches

Post by gwells » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:44 am

1954Selmer wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:14 am
My eyes can't focus on a date, so it looks like a blob of shit on the dial..
this too. i need glasses to read it.

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Re: No date watches

Post by MDF » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:59 am

I prefer no date for the symetry of the dial, I can use my phone if I need the date, I'm in front of a computer all day as well so finding the date is not an issue.
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Post by ikkoku » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:21 am

I don't like the date as well.... I can usually remember the date but in those rare times when I do forget, I just look at my iphone's calendar app icon or my laptop

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Post by jimyritz » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:52 am

Love no date almost prefer it---that was not always the case though. At this point, between MS Outlook and my phone I have the date covered.

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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:58 am

I always wanted the date on watches but have recently done a 180 unless it's a well blend window.

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Re: No date watches

Post by jeckyll » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 am

Henryj wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:01 am
Might be a strange question, but how do you guys who wear no-date watches cope? Especially those of you who transitioned from one with a date. I’m asking because I’ve always been a “must have a date” kinda guy,but there sure are some awesome no-date watches out there - Pams, Speedies, BB58, and so on.
Any watch I've owned that doesn't have a date has been sold. :shrug:

I want a date on my watches, actually prefer day / date. Function >> form :)

Edit: To clarify, I think if you're a guy who likes having a date, don't fight it. Loads of people aren't and care about other things, but if you're one of the few who doesn't want to look somewhere else, then leave those watches be that don't have one. Tons of options out there :)
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Post by logan2z » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:54 am

I'm firmly in the no-date camp whenever possible, unless the date has been specially executed like a GO big date, a pointer/hand date etc.

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Post by Seppia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:17 am

Another vote for no date.
The very minor impracticality of not having a date is vastly compensated by how much better the dial looks

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Post by dinexus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:28 am

I tend to prefer a no-date while I'm traveling for simplicity's sake, but honestly don't get all bent out of shape like a lot of guys seem to about whether or not a watch has one.

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