Numerals face - who woulda thunk it?

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  1. BaddAdvice macrumors member

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    I'm a big fan of complications - it's one of the main reasons I'm an AW convert. Something about having all that data available to you at a glance just really tripped my trigger, you know? But, OS3 comes out and this face called "Numerals" appears. Boring. Just one complication, huge hour number, no minutes, BORING.

    But, for some reason, I love the look of the thing! Anyone else a fan or are you taking a pass? Sorry for the rather banal topic this Sunday morning - coffee hasn't kicked in yet.

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  2. blueyz628 macrumors newbie

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    Same here... At work, I like as many complications as possible for a quick glance but otherwise I am a fan of minimalism. I also like the simple face with everything off except the watch hands.
     
  3. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I love it. I call it "iPod face" because I put Music there instead of date of yours.
     
  4. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, not a fan. I had the "numerals" face on for about 90 seconds then changed it. I've been a fan of the "simple" watch face from day one..the less the better. It's classy looking. But add the goofy looking number, it completely changes the look...and not for the better. Just my opinion.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I'm currently using that face and I do miss having the other complications. However, it's not that bad. Just more steps to take in favor of the minimalistic face. I'd imagine Hermes owners are the same way with the complication-less Hermes faces.
     
  6. peterknopp macrumors newbie

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    I like it for nighttime, in red, as not too bright if watch kicks in when i move but not yet asleep and don't need bedroom lighting up!
     
  7. norge macrumors newbie

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    I would really love a simple face without seconds. Like a Skagen Watch I had before. [​IMG]
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I suppose they can easily accomplish that by having "None" in the color selection in the Simple face.
     
  9. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    Why do you wear the crown on the left?
     
  10. surferfb macrumors member

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    I'm also sporting numerals. Didn't think I would like it, but it definitely looks great. Like someone said above, I need complications while I'm at work, but it's definitely a nice change of pace for the weekend.

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  11. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Why not?

    Because Apple gives the option?

    Because pushing the buttons with the thumb is more like pushing the Home button on the phone?

    Those are the reasons I have for wearing the crown on the left with my AW.
     
  12. BaddAdvice thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, pretty much the same reason for me - easier to push the crown and button with my right thumb than with my right forefinger. Also, less chance of pressing in on the crown when I flatten my hand against a surface. A lot of diver watches are set up like this as well, it's referred to as a "destro". Just so you know! There, you learned something today!
     
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    So... I had no idea I could wear the crown on the left and now I kind of want to lol.
     
  14. gigaguy, Sep 25, 2016
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    I wear the buttons on the left too, feels much easier to access ergonomically and just use my thumb, and you can use your wrist as a support when pushing. on the right I have to use my forefinger and thumb both.
     
  15. kevin_tron_taco macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    Same here. Rocking numerals for weekend and a different face with more complications for work.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Personally I think a bigger button on the bottom and a smaller one on the top looks awkward.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It does look kind of strange. I generally (read: so far always) change bands when going on a run. I'll try this on my next run and see how I like it. Not that I'll be likely to fiddle much at the point.

    I do agree it looks more "normal" upper right but I'm wondering if that's just a matter of practically all watches being configured in this way.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It'd still look "wrong" because most dumbwatches have the "crown" centered, but if there's more than one button they're usually placed symmetrical. E.g., three buttons on one side or four buttons, 2 on each side.
     
  19. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    Watches with left-hand crowns aren't common, but they exist, like some of the tool watches from Sinn.

    Offset crowns are more common. One of mine has one at 4-clock, and it's actually quite natural, reduces the width of the watch, and the possibility of the crown digging into the hand.
     
  20. infinitejest macrumors 6502

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    I thought exactly the same thing and now I love it! :)
     
  21. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I actually am a certified diver and after you mentioned the destro setup. It has been many years since I have dived last (joined the Marine Corps and we don't have very many divers, that's a Navy thing) so I didn't get to dive the last decade or so. Anyway, good point!

    Apple actually gives you the option of left or right wrist, not crown on left or right side. Figured since it seems you got so defensive I would put that out there :p

    No, but I agree that it would actually be better feeling on the left side mainly because of what the OP said above, it gets clicked almost every morning when i do my pushups due to my hand being flat on the floor.
     
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    [​IMG]

    The settings seem to change the angle at which the display turns on. Maybe they also use it to read the accelerometer differently, but I'm not sure.
     
  23. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I stand corrected! has the digital crown options always been there? could have sworn last time i looked it was just which wrist you wore it on.
     
  24. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Been there since watchOS 1, I think. I got mine in August 2015, and I switched it to the left within my first week.
     
  25. JayDH macrumors 6502

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    SAME! Love the complications, but just got the ceramic AW2 and the white numerals face looks so clean on it!
     

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