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Ok folks, here's a close up of the dial of my lean, mean, green timekeeping machine [along with, unfortunately, my rather freckly and very white wrist]:



Look closely at the complications....

The date dial and the day dial both flip the orientation of the wording/numbering so that the information is presented in a manner readable without causing oneself severe neck spasms by attempting unhealthy contortions, :lol:, however the month dial does not do that! OK, so it's not something I'm going to report to the FBI, but I was wondering if other models have the same issue?

And before anyone bothers to ask, yes I DO know the months of the year by heart and WILL be able to tell what month it is when May comes around without breaking my neck...

:T

But it's a curious oversight, nevertheless!

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Ok folks, here's a close up of the dial of my lean, mean, green timekeeping machine [along with, unfortunately, my rather freckly and very white wrist]:



Look closely at the complications....

The date dial and the day dial both flip the orientation of the wording/numbering so that the information is presented in a manner readable without causing oneself severe neck spasms by attempting unhealthy contortions, :lol:, however the month dial does not do that! OK, so it's not something I'm going to report to the FBI, but I was wondering if other models have the same issue?

And before anyone bothers to ask, yes I DO know the months of the year by heart and WILL be able to tell what month it is when May comes around without breaking my neck...

:T

But it's a curious oversight, nevertheless!

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Ummmm... I see what you are saying but I guess I don't see the issue. I have seen this on many other brands so I guess I thought it was some what standard.
 

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I don't see the issue either.
Well, logically [to me at least] all the dials on the same product should match in the way they handle the same 'problem'....

I agree with the "it's not an issue" statement in regards to overall function, however it IS an issue from a QA/QC and aesthetics point of view. If they're going to take the trouble to flip the print on 1 dial, they should flip the print on ALL dials.

Just the anally retentive point of view from someone who has in the past been in the QC/QA game.

amwilliams9 said:
I have seen this on many other brands so I guess I thought it was some what standard.
Really? Are you absolutely sure you are seeing what I'm saying? The day dial flips the orientation of the print of the days on the lower half of it's dial, but the month dial doesn't flip the orientation of the print of the months on the lower half of it's dial...

[don't try saying that at home, children]

:blink:

Anyhoo...

:001_unsure:

On with the show!
 

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Well, logically [to me at least] all the dials on the same product should match in the way they handle the same 'problem'....

I agree with the "it's not an issue" statement in regards to overall function, however it IS an issue from a QA/QC and aesthetics point of view. If they're going to take the trouble to flip the print on 1 dial, they should flip the print on ALL dials.

Just the anally retentive point of view from someone who has in the past been in the QC/QA game.



Really? Are you absolutely sure you are seeing what I'm saying? The day dial flips the orientation of the print of the days on the lower half of it's dial, but the month dial doesn't flip the orientation of the print of the months on the lower half of it's dial...

[don't try saying that at home, children]

:blink:

Anyhoo...

:001_unsure:

On with the show!
Ain't startin nuttin' just thought it was not somthing out of the ordinary. But I know I don't have as much knowledge as many of you guys when it comes to alot of this stuff.
 

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I have one watch with this layout. . . I'll have to check if mine looks the same. If so, I am sure that is why Invicta has re-done the dial layout on the new Swiss parts multifunction watches.
 

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Ain't startin nuttin' just thought it was not somthing out of the ordinary. But I know I don't have as much knowledge as many of you guys when it comes to alot of this stuff.
Ooops, wasn't meaning to imply I thought you were starting something! Lots of sorry from me to you!!

I know nothing about watches either... as I said on another thread this is my first 'grown up' watch!

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Thanks Auto!

Actually, though, unless my eyes are deceiving me, on the example below all dials match. The 'upside down-ness' isn't an issue [for me at least] at all, it's the "un-matching-ness" on my 3310 that is curious.

Here are a few other with a similer design flaw.

Not my photos.
 

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I certainly see the problem. Day of the week gets flipped upside down as it nears the 6 position to enable a smooth transition with the eyes. Month of the year remains oriented to the outer edge of the sub-dial, so when it nears the 6 position the text is upside down. It does seem to be an oversight. It's going to drive you crazy now I'm sure. As your love for watches grows, you may find this green multi-function in your sock drawer anyway. Start looking for another watch to replace it. If you stick with a date window, there will be less of a chance of a printing error!
 

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I certainly see the problem. Day of the week gets flipped upside down as it nears the 6 position to enable a smooth transition with the eyes. Month of the year remains oriented to the outer edge of the sub-dial, so when it nears the 6 position the text is upside down. It does seem to be an oversight. It's going to drive you crazy now I'm sure. As your love for watches grows, you may find this green multi-function in your sock drawer anyway. Start looking for another watch to replace it. If you stick with a date window, there will be less of a chance of a printing error!
No chance! I actually like things that remind me [reasonably subtly, it has to be said] that nothing is perfect!

No more watches for me this year at least [unless, of course, one of the two I just purchased - to bring my total collection of watches to..., ummmm, two - blows up or starts beeping uncontrollably at passing police officers or something like that]

The trick is to learn NOT to let little, insignificant things in life drive you crazy. Embrace the oddities! My wife does.

[Ummmm, edited to stress that she doesn't embrace all the oddities - just one. Me. So back off, punks. :001_tt2:]

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Wear your imperfect Invictas well, my friends!

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