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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    To tell the time you need:

    A: Legible wristwatch
    B: Glasses + not legible wristwatch


    My favorite option is A.
    This.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by Brauner Hund View Post
    Zero value added.
    It was a serious comment, I’m guessing most people here don’t just buy a watch to check the time, they buy it because they like how it looks as well, so if I bought a watch I like would rather be able to see it properly than buy one which maybe I don’t like as much but is easier to read with less than perfect vision.
    Ive worn glasses for short sightedness since I was about 14, switched to varifocals when I started to struggle to see the dash in the car, had also started taking my glasses off to read which had become rather annoying. If I was only long sighted I’d have laser surgery rather than faffing around with having to have glasses on and off.

    Only watch I’ve bought purely for legibility was a Casio with backlight as knew I would need to check it regularly in the early hours when on a trip.

    Cant add anything as far as legible watches as my best watch for a quick glance is probably my 2254 but that’s been mentioned a couple of times and that wasn’t why I bought it.
    Last edited by TBKBABAB; 29th April 2021 at 15:52.

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    Thanks for doing that - yes the white hands really stand out.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brauner Hund View Post
    Saved by the brilliant white hand surrounds I would think?

    (Without blurring I would never have thought such a busy and multicoloured dial could be legible, but the legibility definitely shows!)
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    Here are a few I have owned. High contrast seems to be the key. Lens blur effect added







    Regardless, my favourite watch would not pass this test as it has applied gold markers and gold hands with a cream dial, as said before, it can be read easily enough. So though important, legibility is not paramount (for me).

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    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 1st May 2021 at 16:42.

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    This PH500 is super legible I think due to the strong black outlines on the hands.
    The only slight visual issue is the bezel pip which can get lost in bright sunlight against outer ring holding the glass. This is not really an issue though IMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Here are a few I have owned. High contrast seems to be the key. Lens blur effect added







    Regardless, my favourite watch would not pass this test as it has applied gold markers and gold hands with a cream dial, as said before, it can be read easily enough. So though important, legibility is not paramount (for me).

    Martyn
    Interesting to see that dial text has a detrimental effect on readability, even if hands and markers/ numbers are clear

    The Blancpain is much more legible with next to no text Vs the Sub; the VC with long markers is a bit in-between the two

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    My new favorite !


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    Agreed, Seiko are pretty good!

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    Watching Bond, today:

    I think ‘dimmed cinema’ provides a pretty binary legibility assessment!


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    Breitling Superocean Heritage 2 46mm is pretty legible.




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    Legibility guarantee.....Spork

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    Legibility is my main concern nowadays. I’m really impressed with my A13-A pilot watch, just the slightest glance and you’ve got the time from practically any angle.


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    I have a vivienne westwood which is extremely legible its a black dial with white hands and markers, best combo for a quick glance i think 🙂

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