The date display is one of the most common functions among modern wristwatches. Then when did the function appear? How does it become so popular today? Today let’s have a talk about the common function of date display which has often been ignored by many watch lovers.
In 18th century, the pocket watch with function of date display had been created already, however, the date window on the wristwatch hadn’t been invented till 1915. The patent belonged to the watchmaking manufacture A.Hammerly. He used the hand to indicate the date, meanwhile, set the day of week display window at 12 o’clock. Later H Moser & Cie adopted the design too. At same time, Movado began to create the digital date display wristwatch and famous watchmaker Paul Desan solved the problem of readability by two calendar windows, which was exactly the origin of the currently Big Date wristwatches. Just like A. Lange & Söhne fake watch with rose gold case on the picture.
The date window often has been set at 3 o’clock while some watch brands set it at 6 o’clock. Just like Blancpain knockoff watch with white dial on the picture. Many watch lovers think that the date window display function has added the practicability of the timepiece while some others consider that it breaks the balance of the wristwatch. What do you think about it? Which one do you like?