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Rolex date treatment is timeless..........3 O'clock position and the cyclops (or no cyclops as on the older SD) has become the standard for me.

Date models from other brands look like they are trying too hard and failing miserably
 

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I think it really depends on the watch. There are a few like the Lange 1 and its variations, where it just looks appropriate and it is part of the watch's DNA. But it seemed like after Lange and JLC started using it, several other brands jumped on the bandwagon making watches with this new tacked on complication, simply to be able to say... "We have one too...look at us!."
I prefer a big date on the dial vs a cyclops magnifier on the crystal.
 

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The mix of romans and sticks doesn't bother you?

It looks like someone with a box of too few matches was trying to make do...
Was just looking at a Patek 5170J. What do you think of that collection of match sticks? Kind of the same strategy...
 

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Was just looking at a Patek 5170J. What do you think of that collection of match sticks? Kind of the same strategy...
It's not as bad as that Rolex, but I don't really like having a mix of numerals (whether Arabic or Roman) with sticks - the only examples that come to mind that I appreciate are the Explorer and some base Panerai models.

Also, I'm not really a fan of watches with complications, other than maybe a date. I like very few chronographs, as most are just too busy for me and that includes this PP; I just vastly prefer clean, time only dials...
 

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And a lot of the other big dates are superior to JLC/Lange. :teach: (It's actually JLC's big date that Lange is using.)
Yes, I know that JLC developed it and allowed Lange to use it. Then JLC also started using it on their own watches.
As for a lot of other big dates being superior, I think you and I will have to agree to disagree...most just come off as ...someone in corporate said, "Hey big dates are a thing now, so someone slap one onto what we make."
 

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There are other GO big date models that are not the Pano series aka Lange 1 copy...
I'd only buy a GO that isn't a Pano/Lange copy. I've spoken previously about why I'd never get a Pano, so I'll leave it at that.

I prefer a big date on the dial vs a cyclops magnifier on the crystal.
For me it truly depends on the watch. The cyclops doesn't bother me, and my favorite date placement is 3 o'clock. I feel like most big date watches just jumped on the trend and I don't generally want a huge prominent date in odd places on the dial.
 

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I'd only buy a GO that isn't a Pano/Lange copy. I've spoken previously about why I'd never get a Pano, so I'll leave it at that.
I liked it but trying it on the wrist did nothing for me. Perhaps the triangle/golden ratio really do make a difference...
 

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I have a tendency to put things away and forget about them. Just found this one that I'd put away -- shortly after I got it -- in the bottom drawer of a watch box.

I was always a fan of this piece. Given my age, I guess I'd better start wearing it.
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