Which do you prefer?
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I prefer analogue watches, but love the functionality of a digital watch. Thats one of the reasons I bought the Garmin Fenix 3. Digital, but with a customisable watch face. (I can also download a bunch of new watchfaces, if I tire of the one I have now) (Image removed from quote.)
Analogue. Owned both types but prefer analogue.Like dks I only own one watch - a Citizen Eco-Drive, solar powered, keeps great time, had it about 8 or 9 years I think - can't remember. Very scuffed and the crystal is scratched but it's the only watch I want.
Digital:- Easier to read.- Strongers- 10 years of buttery run (maintenance nearly to 0 until then)- I break the analogues when I have to put the hour or the date. I break the mechanisms. I am very clumsy with them (and I know the rule of no touching them between 9PM and 9AM...)
Quote from: alexTOOL on April 16, 2016, 01:09:45 PMDigital:- Easier to read.- Strongers- 10 years of buttery run (maintenance nearly to 0 until then)- I break the analogues when I have to put the hour or the date. I break the mechanisms. I am very clumsy with them (and I know the rule of no touching them between 9PM and 9AM...)I'm not sure I'd concur with you. Politely of course. No disrespect intended.... Got him one with a larger display, lightweight, etc., Had the time and date at a glance. Gave it right back to me. Always wore a wind up.And a question - I'm not familiar with the no touching between 9 and 9. Explain please?Thanks!!
I prefer analog watches. I had one of the earliest digital watches around 1975 or so. I was still in elementary school. It was a heavy, gold-colored watch with a square shape and must have been close to half an inch thick. I don't remember the brand, but I think it was made in Japan. It didn't display the time until you pushed a button, then it displayed in red LED for a few seconds and shut itself off. Despite not having a constant on display it needed a new battery every month. I liked it at first mostly because no one else had one, but I soon grew tired of a watch you needed 2 hands to operate. I just wanted to be able to glance at my wrist and see what time it was without requiring additional manipulation. They've probably improved some since then, but I just never bothered with them again after that.