Originally Posted by apropos
How much time left before you next need to wear an automatic? Sounds to me like a hint to thin the herd to get that automatic back into regular rotation! Well, that and #firstworldproblems
In older automatic watches designed around
the power reserve (e.g. Future Matic) or with relatively inefficient winding mechanism (e.g. Power Matic) I sort of see a point, but I am pretty sure that on most modern automatics the mechanism is sensitive enough to wind with even minimal wrist movement - like if you were just walking, or typing, for example.
And think about it... you need a power reserve
to tell you how active you are... you probably need to be a lot more active! Zumba lessons, perhaps?
Oh on 7 day power reserves I make an exception - as that is an achievement worth highlighting. On the far more humble reserves which are the norm I find the inclusion of the power reserve a little puzzling.
As always, just my 0.02.
I completely agree with you there. Well, with a 43 hour power reserve (RDM, MUT Moon) I find them kind of useless. You can just sort of guesstimate when your watch is going to die. But with a watch that is more than three days, I would like to be able to wear it for the day, and then know when I need to wear it again so that it won't die. For me, it definitely is not a make or break, but it is nice sometimes!
Ha and I have my 'physical activity' watches
. My Orient Mako I don't think has ever died. And that is just from about an hour or so of running a day! But with my JLC, it is normally only worn when I am sitting, or walking to and from my car. And I take off my watches when I type. So sometimes it dies and I feel lazy! Most of my time is spent wearing my Speedmaster, but I try to keep my automatics wound up by wearing them at different points of the day.
And I definitely agree! The way that I look at is, is that as far as complications go, it seems to be about the most useful, other than the date and time. Even on an automatic, a power reserve is a whole lot more useful than a moonphase!
At the end of the day, this may be the definition of firstworldprobs. Always fun!
Originally Posted by in stitches
newcomer - thanks for the examples, that is what i was talking about, particluarly the first pic. i see these kinds of watches on the dressier side, and prefer no lume. the lange has a white lume though, and its pretty minimal, that i dont mind.
For some reason I kind of like the Patek. It is super quirky. That is something that really draws me to a watch. I like to sympathize with the ugly duckling.