My most recent purchases have been a hand-wound watch with sub-seconds and a 3-hands automatic with window date. I like the thinness and legibility of these. They complement other watches which are busier and thicker. If I had to choose one or the other, I’d prefer simplicity. I do like chronographs
I haven't seen the blue dual-time, but the chronograph and time/date are the same in person. These dials can appear almost black in some light and a bright blue in other light. Most of the time, they look like a navy blue.
I like titanium when it’s offered, especially for larger sporty watches. Seiko, Grand Seiko, Citizen, Omega, and Tudor all have outstanding pieces in Ti. Bulgari has used it in their ultra-thin models and I’d like to see those. For me, platinum works best in a small, thin watch where it adds some we