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Fashion trumps function,
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This is the coolest looking watch I've ever worn. It looks like the instrument panel of a fighter plane. But the designers made some odd choices regarding the display. Most important of these is that the watch does not display the date -- which is one of the few timekeeping functions that I regularly make use of. It shows the day of the week, which is nice, but instead of using one of the two digital data windows for a normal calendar function, it displays the same time, in digital form, which is being shown on its analog hands. And instead of a sweep second hand, it uses the bottom half of the other window, where the day of the week is displayed, to show the seconds in digital form. And even then, you need to hold the watch at just the right angle to the light in order to read the yellow-on-black digital displays. So I'd give it very high marks on appearance, but a lower grade on function.
Since writing the above review, I've been able to resolve the display issues, mostly through a reckless spasm of button pushing. I've also received more compliments on the watch than on anything I've ever owned befoe. Amazing.
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Initial post: Mar 17, 2011 1:07:46 PM PDT
Mr. Simon Reardon says:
Ahhh, read the manual. Or hit the forward button. Then your date will be exposed.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2011 2:12:48 PM PDT
Peter R. Longini says:
Not long after I wrote that review, I must have hit the "forward" button, because it started displaying the date. I still don't know exactly what I did or what caused that to happen, but I'm pleased it did. And yes, I actually read most of the manual.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 11:46:18 AM PST
Chris D. Rasmussen says:
As you face the watch push button "D" the lower right hand button. I thought that myself as I have the all black one and had to read the book. :) Good luck with your watch. I sure like mine.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 2:59:50 PM PST
Peter R. Longini says:
Thanks, Chris. Not long after I wrote my comment I was fooling around with the buttons and somehow made the display read the way I wanted; still not sure how that happened, but I was pleasantly surprised. It has drawn more comments -- all favorable -- than any other watch I've ever owned. Glad you like yours.
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