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Re: new face and hands vs. old...
In Response To: new face and hands vs. old... ()

: FWIW, my *opinion* only, but I find the face and hands more cluttered in the
: new style and a little harder to read. Does anyone else have similar
: feelings? Different?

I've owned a Seamaster Pro with the skeletonized hands for about a year and a half. Frankly, I find the skeletonized hands hard to read in the dark. This is because you do not see hands - only the shapes at the ends of them. So to read the watch in the dark, first your eyes have to focus enough to tell the shapes apart. Second, your brain has to separate the glowing marks into the different spots, bars, and triangle. Then third, your brain has to translate the relative positions into the angles of the hands.

So I find it much easier to read the time in the dark when you have long, solid hands like on the GMT. That way, you only have to notice the angles of the two hands and the big marker for 12 o'clock to instantly perceive the time.

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