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Question for the group - do occluded numbers bother you?

Someone posted the Lange 1815 the other day - and I have to say, an occluded number/numbers is enough for me to dismiss a watch outright.

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That said, how much occlusion can you live with? I think this newly-released Breitling is OK. Perhaps, because the numerals are still identifiable.

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This one, on the other hand, is perhaps a bridge too far to me...

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And, although there is no number occlusion on this one, the number omission is perhaps even more annoying?

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Absolutely 99.9% of the time, yes, occluded dials = deal-killer. I find they have a bad super-graphics feel, even at such small scale, most of the time.

The Lange 1815 (which I think is generally gorgeous) looks innocuous at a glance, but then seeing it on the wrist the chopped 6 ultimately is irritating and insulting more than anything. I always want the seconds hand to just kick the 6 entirely off the dial.

Chopped 2-4-8-10s are even more awkward on 2+ sub-dial watches. The 2 Breitlings are bad, and the PP is a complete disaster imo. By comparison I think that the G-P posted above your post is much more coherent and elegant, regarding the numbers/dials only (other aspects of the design bother me).

Removing color, finish, texture, etc., entirely, I know which dials I would choose, and which I would lose.

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curious, do you ever reach for the panda Daytona these days? If so, what is the rationale to pick that up rather than your preferred steel bezel one?
I literally never wear it. It sits on the winder all day. Truthfully, I've always lusted after the all-white 116520 Daytona. The other one is nice, but I just don't like it as much. Makes for cool pictures, though.
 

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@George Red does that JLC wear big?
I'll add to my previous answer. What makes it wear a little large is the lug-to-lug width of 49.2mm. It's a thin watch and the lugs are curved in such an ergonomic way that the watch does not appear large, but may if your wrist is on the smaller side. Does that make sense?
 

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Y'all need to cool it with all this two-watch collection talk :colgate:

More enabling, please.
 

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(Out of what I have)

One watch:
Datejust 36

Two-watch collection:
14060 Submariner
1969 Omega DeVille (gold)

Three watches:
Add the two lists above

4 watches:
Add speedy pro to above

The two watch collection I’d like:
GMT 16710
DD 36 rose gold


On another note: Nomos is awesome. If it made sense for me to own one, I would.
 

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I'm not a big fan of the Nomos design aesthetic in general, although I think they look much better in photographs than they do in person.
 

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