Thank you all for responding. So, yes, sorry. I said chronometer and meant chronograph, the watch face with the multiple dials. As discussed, I see no real purpose for them anymore. Even in the youtube clip provided by
, that's not analog. Its a digital watch. He could have used his iPhone. The day "everyone" had a smartphone in their pocket or purse became the day an analog chronograph became obsolete. So, its for fashion today. That's fine. People buy stuff for fashion reasons all the time rather than for functional reasons.
good trick on use of the chronograph.
. I know the accuracy is not an issue. Who really cares if something is a few second off in "real life" nobody, yet accuracy is an advertising selling point.
About watch face size:
it really is a matter of taste.
I've reached that conclusion too
- good explanation on the growth of watch face size. Easy to follow. Thanks
- My grandmother's Hamilton, which is so thin as to nearly be a bracelet rather than a watch, is lovely but unreadable.
Agreed. The watch my wife found looks more like a bracelet and I think that is exactly the goal. I think they strived to get them small intentionally. Then again, I could never read it nor have to. SHE has to read it
I hate the squared edges on a lot of them
Not only that but if something is clunky and raised to high, it catches on everything if you have been wearing something thinner.
Obviously, for men, the face size has a purpose. If its for business attire and has to be a bit more formal, some clunky large thing might be out of place. OTH, if you are actually scuba diving, you want some huge thing you can easily see. I know some people buy diving watches and will never be in the water but that's their idea of style and its their money.
But for the women, I just don't get it. Today I saw a woman outside with a MASSIVE watch face sticking out larger than the sides of her wrist in some glowing color. Her choice. I think its just looks stupid but she doesn't have to impress me. I also saw, late last night on tv, an advertising for 5 of very large dials for women in different colors for the remarkable price of like $12 each bundled so it was like around $60. A different color depending upon your outfit. I think maybe as time goes on the trend will reverse itself and the fashion will go back to a more timeless size that never goes out of style. What's "in" today will be "out" tomorrow.
In the meantime, I just think a large face watch on a lady's wrist, maybe fashionable today, will become a thing of the past in the future.