Originally Posted by Cylon
Totally agree--but what? There aren't many entry-level complications on a watch other than a chronograph. Maybe I am just being a brat but I don't think classify a date window as a complication. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you can get a moon phase or alarm function, but minute repeaters, perpetual calendar, and of course tourbillon forget about em unless you wanna shell out some serious cash
You are not being a brat. I don't consider a date window as a complication, and most of my friends that are into wrist watches don't consider it a complication either. To me watches complicate watches have something such as power reserve, chronograph, moon phase, annual calendar, or subdials for day and date and sometimes combination of a few of these. But a simple date wheel is not a complication. A Rolex Datejust is a nice watch but I don't consider it a complicated watch.
Personally, I've grown tired of the grand dates on watches except on Langes and JLCs. Lange was the first to use it and JLC developed it for them, so I see a historical connection for them. Now that lots of other brands have it, it doesn't seem quite so special. So on anything other than a Lange or JLC, I'd skip it. But thats just my 2 cents.