Question Dear Purists - February Date Setting

Feb 07, 2020,04:48 AM

Do any of you just set your date wheel 2-3 days ahead now, in preparation for February’s shorter month, to keep your date wheel aligned for March?

Or just let it roll??

The only watch I wouldn’t touch the date for was the AP 15202, because the movement was so fragile. The crown came out once when I was setting the time, then it was sent to AP which they serviced but scratched up.

This is where Lange has a big advantage with the outsize date.

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Not sure I get the question?

 By: Jurry : February 7th, 2020-05:49
Do you mean that I.e 26 and 27 Feb you already roll date window to 27 and 28 so it matches 1 March better? Why would you do that? You would have the wrong date for two days. Plus aren’t these wheels not designed to be able to withstand moving forward 3 da... 

Crazy musing, early and tired sorry.

 By: Ted-Lo : February 7th, 2020-06:54
Made me think of my 15202, fragile movement

It's probably just me...

 By: cshimokita : February 7th, 2020-18:02
but I wear the perpetual or mount it (them) on a winder over year end and the multiple date February-March transition... I prefer to let the year and/or multiple dates advance by running rather than by moving forward via the crown... no special care excep... 

Don't forget that 2020 is also a leap year

 By: sam1234 : February 8th, 2020-07:47
So you really get a chance to see the PC do its thing!

This is a good point!

 By: Ted-Lo : February 8th, 2020-10:37
I didn’t even take note of that!