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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:45 am 
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What's the story behind "date" under date window? Just historical I guess buy I can't wrap my mind around it.

Random question but I can't tell you the watches I haven't bought because of this....I just don't get it. They didn't write time on the dial or hour and minute on the hands. LOL Joking but...

Sorry if it's a dumb question or you have a bad memory and can't remember what that little window if for!!!! :lol: :lol:

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a rather desperate attempt at „balancing“ the design/positioning of the date window of the cal. 35 Dubois module that was originally designed for a 38mm Montbrillant and ended up in the 43mm Heritage..



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:08 pm 
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WatchFred wrote:
a rather desperate attempt at „balancing“ the design/positioning of the date window of the cal. 35 Dubois module that was originally designed for a 38mm Montbrillant and ended up in the 43mm Heritage..


Wow I see that now. Thanks Fred for the explanation, I figured there had to be a reason!

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Always wondered that myself. Makes sense the movement was for a smaller watch.

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Yes, now it's obvious that the date window is out of place on this larger watch!


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I always miss the word "wristwatch" under the watch logo, would be helpfull if you forget what you are looking at. And of course "subdial" under all the sub dials.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:17 am 
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MrRoy wrote:
I always miss the word "wristwatch" under the watch logo, would be helpfull if you forget what you are looking at. And of course "subdial" under all the sub dials.


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IMHO, the word 'date' could be there to remind the user that this is not part of a timing/chrono' function, it's a datewheel,
not 9 hours elapsed time. IIRC, the Spatiograph had what looked like a large date aperture for upto 3 hours elapsed time.
Probably wrong here, but worth mentioning I think.



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Nealywheelie wrote:
IMHO, the word 'date' could be there to remind the user that this is not part of a timing/chrono' function, it's a datewheel,
not 9 hours elapsed time. IIRC, the Spatiograph had what looked like a large date aperture for upto 3 hours elapsed time.
Probably wrong here, but worth mentioning I think.


That's one theory but...Oh and how much did you say you were selling the bridge for? :D

I think we know the answer from WatchFred as above.....
"a rather desperate attempt at „balancing“ the design/positioning of the date window of the cal. 35 Dubois module that was originally designed for a 38mm Montbrillant and ended up in the 43mm Heritage..."

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While we're at Spatiographe, I always loved the watch, one of the colleagues from the local forum has it. But it would be much better if the minutes wheel had a jumping action instead of continuous.

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Hunterfate wrote:
While we're at Spatiographe, I always loved the watch, one of the colleagues from the local forum has it. But it would be much better if the minutes wheel had a jumping action instead of continuous.

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I have never seen nor heard of that watch/functionality and I don't like it! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT...Did some "research" (YouTube LOL) and It a 10minute countdown timer? Still don't like it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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There was a time when I was fascinated with jump hour watches (still have one and it always draws attention but I wear it rarely because my eyes can't see that small numbers under the low light conditions :D ).

Well, having a jump hour (or jump minute) chronograph seemed like a good idea, but it turned out that here it isn't the case. I was hunting this one but craziness has gone away in the meantime :D

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Jump hour watches are very funny to see but i dont know if Breitling has jump hour models :/

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I think not. Schneider's previous watch company Sicura had some

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Hunterfate wrote:
While we're at Spatiographe, I always loved the watch, one of the colleagues from the local forum has it. But it would be much better if the minutes wheel had a jumping action instead of continuous.

I've always loved the look of the Spatiographe, but I've never actually seen one running so I always assumed it was a jumping minute totaliser. So it gradually turns over time? That doesn't sound as usable (or as cool) as I always thought it was. You learn something new every day! :D

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