My biggest gripe these days is illegible dials

Nov 07, 2019,15:20 PM

that are impossible to read the time due to the skeleton dial or small hands or same colour hands as dial etc. For me it's a design flaw. Especially since I now need reading glasses for small print. Nowadays im just looking at buying watches where I can tell time.

More and more new watches seem to be designed where the look is more important than telling the time. I think this is ok for special limited editions but for standard production models I'm not so sure.

I do have a tag heuer 01 black and hublot all black and I got many years ago which are guilty of the gripe I mentioned but it's fine in daylight and terrible after dark.

But I don't have stats but why are so many now designed like this? Maybe there is something in those crazy to get steel sports or tool watches from Rolex etc which is one of the reasons why they're in demand!


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Current Trends Luxury Designer and Steel Watches

 By: bradleg : November 7th, 2019-17:53
Yes, I agree. I have noticed two current trends in luxury watchmaking. One is the designer luxury watches where readability, and telling the time is secondary or non-existent. The second is the popularity of the luxury stainless steel sports watch. Both t... 

I feel the same way...

 By: Jim : November 7th, 2019-17:58
But I see it as my problem because watches have become largely jewelry for those that wear them since the time is always accurately available at our fingertips. I am 61 and generally an ‘old school’ adherent and I don’t agree with the new trend, but I can... 

Welcome to the club : )

 By: mdg : November 7th, 2019-20:01 a (retired) graphic designer/art director, usability has always been high on my list of attributes. At the end of my career I did a lot of digital work designing apps (UX/UI). You have a very small space with which to work, and everything must be co... 

Like art it's subjective but having seen another

 By: Hulk : November 9th, 2019-03:32
Post this week showing the Roger Dubuis Knights jewellery version, I totally admire the watch but it appears like many others, the more expensive it becomes the original function of it is non existent. In the end it's there to tell the time. You wouldn't ... 

I think i know what you mean 😉 try to read the time on this watch when its getting dark

 By: Watchonthewrist : November 8th, 2019-09:54
But then again I ordered the watch especially like this 😁 ...  

I've seen your post of this model before and I do admire this

 By: Hulk : November 9th, 2019-03:36
Model. I even looked it up I was that enthralled. At least it tells the time half of the day which is a start like my all black. However, Unlike a lot of others. A beautiful subtle watch. Enjoy. Cheers