For starter, out of my stowa, only the recent Flieger “Blue” watchtime edition with a date window at 6 o clock. I actually opted to have my Stowa Flieger to be without Logo and date so that it resemble the Flieger classic. Why not?
Taking Stowa as example, the Flieger with or without date essentially cost the same. No additional cost required. This is agreed by el_beelo of WUS, quoted:
For me, definitely the Date complication. It is very useful to me in terms of functionality, and I don’t mind the look, usually as long as the date wheel color matches the dial color (which I believe is the case with the Stowa Flieger).
Which i totally agreed, one of the frequent mistake is for watch company to use a date wheel color without matching the dial. This is thoroughly explained and well illustrated in ABTW article titled: Explaining Design Problems With Date Displays On Watches, hence i will not go in depth on example.
Again taking Stowa Flieger as example, one important point i learned is, even if i don’t favor the date on the dial, i can always set the date to 6 in order to match the time.
My point of view is: Buy what u like, visually.
Date or no date is all depending on “you”.
It depends on the person preference, not everyone rely the watch to check out the date. For some, they will only look at the watch dial if they need the time, most people will know the date already especially if u received email or checked the phone earlier. If really needed to know the date date, one can go to their phone or calendar.
One more reason to go for the no date is because, it doesn’t require you to set the date every time you swap / rotate a watch in the morning.
Assuming you change 3 watch a week, besides time setting, every date set takes you 10 sec, then it is 30 sec of precious morning time wasted a week.
So, what about you? Do you agreed with me?
Sorry for the super short post, as i really wanted to jot down my thoughts and thats the purpose of the blog anyway.
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