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post #20716 of 39108
The second datejust with baby blue arabic numerals has always confused me. I understand what they are doing... and I know that the ferris wheel approach would look silly... but I just do not enjoy that organization of arabic numerals on the dial. It just looks wrong to my eyes. And this is PURELY a personal thing.

I vastly prefer the "straight up and down approach:"

post #20717 of 39108
this is how i would view a ferris wheel, assuming the 9 would be standing straight up if it were there.
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now, these are dials, not sub-dials, but the idea is the same i think.
post #20718 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

The second datejust with baby blue arabic numerals has always confused me. I understand what they are doing... and I know that the ferris wheel approach would look silly... but I just do not enjoy that organization of arabic numerals on the dial. It just looks wrong to my eyes. And this is PURELY a personal thing.

I vastly prefer the "straight up and down approach:"

This is what I meant by the ferris wheel approach (not what you posted earlier). Each numeral hangs straight, like a ferris wheel car that pivots as the wheel rotates. What you posted shows how the numeral orientation radiates from the center and flips as it gets to the lower semi-circle.
post #20719 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Well executed ferris wheel:

Badly executed ferris wheel:


I think it is the font of the 9 that is the problem... if you are going to ferris wheel, you have to have a font where a nine is clearly a nine.

A true ferris wheel would have every number in the same direction as 12. Most clock faces are done like this, so it's not novel - however the calendar has so many more numbers, it might be too crowded.

post #20720 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

The second datejust with baby blue arabic numerals has always confused me. I understand what they are doing... and I know that the ferris wheel approach would look silly... but I just do not enjoy that organization of arabic numerals on the dial. It just looks wrong to my eyes. And this is PURELY a personal thing.

I vastly prefer the "straight up and down approach:" Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

yes, i agree. i was just saying that if you are going to be bending numbers, that is the way i like it.


it seems that almost everyone does the sideways 9 on a perp cal and they all look like a 6 to me. AP seems to be the only one i saw in my quick search that does it the way i think looks nicer and makes more sense. i think the top one is a fantastic looking dial all around. very congruent and fluid.

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alternatively, there is this option, which entirely removes the issue.
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post #20721 of 39108
Ah - dopey beat me while I was looking for images.. rats!
post #20722 of 39108
What is the 1,2,3,B in the top sub-dial on the AP?
post #20723 of 39108
Quadruple Post?!?!?!
post #20724 of 39108
Leap Year
post #20725 of 39108
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post

Leap Year

yes. smile.gif
post #20726 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Well executed ferris wheel:



Badly executed ferris wheel:



I think it is the font of the 9 that is the problem... if you are going to ferris wheel, you have to have a font where a nine is clearly a nine.
I much prefer the charm of the hand-lettered style in the second example. The nine on the first dial is equally indistinguishable from a six, and Times New Roman is not something I actually want to see anywhere on a watch. Its presence is by far my least favourite feature of my Reverso GMT.
post #20727 of 39108
I actually do prefer a certain amount of "flipping" on numerals as I refer to the date function often and would like it to be "right side up." Of course this is just a matter of training your brain, just like you have to kind of teach yourself how to read the subdial layout of any multi-subdial calendar anyway. Most ferris wheels flip between 23 and 25, for example, and that doesn't bother me. It's just the "9" that looks so much like a "6" that niggles, just a wee bit, especially since you could have flipped it at "11" and it would be fine.
post #20728 of 39108
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I actually do prefer a certain amount of "flipping" on numerals as I refer to the date function often and would like it to be "right side up." Of course this is just a matter of training your brain, just like you have to kind of teach yourself how to read the subdial layout of any multi-subdial calendar anyway. Most ferris wheels flip between 23 and 25, for example, and that doesn't bother me. It's just the "9" that looks so much like a "6" that niggles, just a wee bit, especially since you could have flipped it at "11" and it would be fine.

i think that would be a lot better.
post #20729 of 39108
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i think that would be a lot better.

 

I think so - especially if the font used for "11" basically renders the flipping "irrelevant" (it won't even look like a flip if the 11 looked like this - "II" - as it does in the Patek 3970 and many others).
post #20730 of 39108
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hesalite is the only way to go on a speedy.....of course just my opinion. smile.gif

 

Go on ....

 

(I just want one with an open caseback that shows off the awesome movement.)

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