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Jet Jetski

Have you ever used ...

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... the bezel function of your watch?  I am interested in a 60s diver on eBay, but it has no lume pip on the bezel, and I am conflicted, even though I cannot dive.

Obviously divers and pilots may use their bezel functions, but what about us?

Then I thought, have you ever been uncertain whether it was day or night, and had to check your GMT hand?  Or timed yourself on your skateboard using a tachymeter to check your speed?

When was the last time you had your telemeter watch to hand during a thunderstorm, to work out the distance to a lightning flash, or your Datejust when you needed to grate some lemon peel?

And I have never needed a compass bezel to tell me East and West are perpendicular to the North South line.

Since I've never had to make a decompression stop yet, perhaps I'll buy that diver. 

But I do like my bezels to be functional, and though I like the watch I am wearing today, the 'decorative' bezel is a pet peeve ...

When did you last need your bezel, or miss not having a lume pip?

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17 minutes ago, Bonzodog said:

Never used the bezel function,and don’t care about Lume.

You don't care about lume? I always wished my first 'proper' watch was luminous, now I have another I am planning on getting it lumed ha ha ha

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In use the bezel as a fairly rudimentary method of calculating my walking speed over different types of terrain. 

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No. Never used the bezel on my one "diver". It's cosmetic as far as I am concerned. 

Lume is pretty, but wears off before you need it. 

Grumpy today :angry:

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I've used the chronograph functions on a couple of my watches and the inner 'compass' bezel of my seiko alpinist, but it's a rare occurrence.  I guess it's not too different to cars (and many other products) - plenty of features that I like or appreciate (from an engineering and design perspective), but I'm unlikely to use.  I can't ever imagine finding out if my car can really hit 155mph, but I like the idea it can...

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I've used it once or twice to keep track of the parking meter, but that was only because I was determined to prove to myself that the bezel was useful. I gave up because it's so much easier to use one's smartphone.

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I use the bezel on one of my Steinharts to time the gaps before some poor old soul has another rant about them.

:biggrin:

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17 minutes ago, PC-Magician said:

I use the bezel on one of my Steinharts to time the gaps before some poor old soul has another rant about them.

:biggrin:

Do you have a mean average statistic ?

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45 minutes ago, russelk said:

I've used it once or twice to keep track of the parking meter, but that was only because I was determined to prove to myself that the bezel was useful. I gave up because it's so much easier to use one's smartphone.

What's a smartphone, I only see idiots using them. :laughing2dw:

38 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

Use bezels on watches when on a parking meter.... its really handy for that.

It's easier not having a car.

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1 minute ago, WRENCH said:

What's a smartphone, I only see idiots using them

Actually, I am using one now.

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Just now, Jet Jetski said:

Actually, I am using one now.

I can't see you.

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A bezel is handy when cooking but I wouldn't advise cooking in the dark so the lume pip is merely decorative for me.

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23 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

And easier not having watches !?

You'd miss the bus.

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3 hours ago, borobiffa said:

 I can't ever imagine finding out if my car can really hit 155mph, but I like the idea it can...

‘Fraid I’ve been forced to do that many times :ooops::wub:

 

 

[But, never in the U.K. of course].

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Shamefully, I have only used the bezel on a watch to remind me when my parking runs out. 

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2 hours ago, longplay said:

Ditto

You are dead to me. :biggrin:

45 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

not if you can tell the time by the sky and horizon....

You can't see the sky or horizon at underwater bus stops.

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1 hour ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

not if you can tell the time by the sky and horizon....

Watch is quicker.

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