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Foreign day date watches

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Hello watch lovers.

Im new to the site and watch collecting (I haven’t even owned a watch for 20 years). I have recently seen a day date watch that has caught my eye, trouble is the days of the week are in Portuguese. I’m not too bothered by this but should this affect the value of the watch for buying and reselling?

Thanks in advance guys hope to be learning a lot from you all.

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1 minute ago, Gaffers said:

Hello watch lovers.

Im new to the site and watch collecting (I haven’t even owned a watch for 20 years). I have recently seen a day date watch that has caught my eye, trouble is the days of the week are in Portuguese. I’m not too bothered by this but should this affect the value of the watch for buying and reselling?

Thanks in advance guys hope to be learning a lot from you all.

Have you checked the days are not on a 14 sector rotation , with every other day being the same as previous only in English ? If that is the case, then the date in English can be selected once and then automatically sticks to the pattern....  This is quite a common way to do a day wheel , my last seiko had : "Mon Lun Tue Mar Wed Mer Thu Jeu Fri Ven Sat Sam Sun Dim " on the wheel.

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Yes. 

I bought a triple-date JLC and was strongly advised to make sure it was in English for that very reason. 

Duel language is a cool feature but expect to pay less if English is abcent. 

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Don’t Seiko have a lot of their watches with English/Spanish day date?  I have had a few watches of different brands like this.

Portuguese you say?  Sounds interesting 

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3 minutes ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

Have you checked the days are not on a 14 sector rotation , with every other day being the same as previous only in English ? If that is the case, then the date in English can be selected once and then automatically sticks to the pattern....  This is quite a common way to do a day wheel , my last seiko had : "Mon Lun Tue Mar Wed Mer Thu Jeu Fri Ven Sat Sam Sun Dim " on the wheel.

No JonnyOldBoy, I have not seen the watch yet. I will be viewing it later this week, but it has been advertised as having the days in Portuguese. Thanks for your comment and will look out for that.

3 minutes ago, ZenArcade said:

Don’t Seiko have a lot of their watches with English/Spanish day date?  I have had a few watches of different brands like this.

Portuguese you say?  Sounds interesting 

This one is an Omega watch. Very new to this but it is a very interesting watch

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I have lots of watches with foreign date wheels, I really enjoy them; I have several German, Spanish and couple of Italian and even some English ones :laugh:
It does not bother me, in fact I quite like the charm, I cant see any of them, so no matter...:laugh:

Cheers Martin :thumbsup:

If it is not a double date wheel you could have it changed to English, but it will obviously cost. Or you could learn the days of the week in another language... All good i think.

Welcome to TWF btw!

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31 minutes ago, Gaffers said:

but should this affect the value of the watch for buying and reselling?

A lot depends on what the watch is. If it is a Seiko 5, then it's not going to be a problem, if it is a a JLC, as mentioned above then it might, although it may not affect the price if it were sold where Portuguese is the native tongue.

Here's a translation,

ARABIC

الأحد or يوم الأحد - Sunday
الإثنين or يوم الإثنين - Monday
الثُّلَاثاء or يوم الثُّلَاثاء -Tuesday
الأَرْبعاء or يوم الأَرْبعاء - Wednesday
الخَمِيس or يوم الخَمِيس - Thursday
الجُمْعَة or يوم الجُمْعَة - Friday
السَّبْت or يوم السَّبْت - Saturday

CHINESE

日 or 星期日 or 礼拜日 or 周日 or 星期天 or 礼拜天 - Sunday
一 or 星期一 or 礼拜一 or 周一 - Monday
二 or 星期二 or 礼拜二 or 周二 - Tuesday
三 or 星期三 or 礼拜三 or 周三 - Wednesday
四 or 星期四 or 礼拜四 or 周四 - Thursday
五 or 星期五 or 礼拜五 or 周五 - Friday
六 or 星期六 or 礼拜六 or 周六 - Saturday

DUTCH
 

MA or Maandag - Monday

DI or Dinsdag - Tuesday

WO or Woensdag - Wednesday

DO or Donderdag - Thursday

VR or Vrijdag - Friday

ZA or Zaterdag - Saturday

ZO or Zondag - Sunday


FINNISH

SUN or Sunnuntai - Sunday
MAA or Maanantai - Monday
TII or Tiistai - Tuesday
KES or Keskiviikko - Wednesday
TOR or Torstai - Thursday
PER or Perjantai - Friday
LAU or Lauantai - Saturday

FRENCH

DIM or Dimanche - Sunday
LUN or Lundi - Monday
MAR or Mardi - Tuesday
MER or Mercredi - Wednesday
JEU or Jeudi - Thursday
VEN or Vendredi - Friday
SAM or Samedi - Saturday

GERMAN

SON or Sonntag - Sunday
MON or Montag - Monday
DIE or Dienstag- Tuesday
MIT or Mittwoch - Wednesday
DON or Donnerstag - Thursday
FRE or Freitag - Friday
SAM or Samstag - Saturday

HINDI

रवि or रविवार - Sunday
सोम or सोमवार - Monday
मंगल or मंगलवार - Tuesday
बुध or बुधवार - Wednesday
गुरू or गुरुवार - ThursDay
शुक्र or शुक्रवार - Friday
शनि or शनिवार - Saturday

ITALIAN

DOM or Domenica - Sunday
LUN or Lunedì - Monday
MAR or Martedì - Tuesday
MER or Mercoledì - Wednesday
GIO or Giovedì - Thursday
VEN or Venerdì - Friday
SAB or Sabato - Saturday

JAPANESE

日 or 日曜日 or にちようび - Sunday
月 or 月曜日 or げつようび - Monday
火 or 火曜日 or かようび - Tuesday
水 or 水曜日 or すいようび - Wednesday
木 or 木曜日 or もくようび - Thursday
金 or 金曜日 or きんようび - Friday
土 or 土曜日 or どようび - Saturday

PORTUGUESE

DOM or Domingo - Sunday
SEG or Segunda-feira - Monday
TER or Terça-feira - Tuesday
QUA or Quarta-feira - Wednesday
QUI or Quinta-feira - Thursday
SEX or Sexta-feira - Friday
SAB or Sábado - Saturday

ROMAN NUMERAL

I - Monday
II - Tuesday
III - Wednesday
IV - Thursday
V - Friday
VI - Saturday
VII or Red Square - Sunday

RUSSIAN

ВСК or Воскресенье - Sunday
ПНД or Понедельник - Monday
ВТР or Вторник - Tuesday
СРД or Среда- Wednesday
ЧТВ or Четверг - Thursday
ПТН or Пятница - Friday
СБТ or Суббота - Saturday

SPANISH

DOM or Domingo - Sunday
LUN or Lunes - Monday
MAR or Martes - Tuesday
MIE or Miércoles - Wednesday
JUE or Jueves - Thursday
VIE or Viernes - Friday
SAB or Sábado - Saturday

THAI

อา or วันอาทิตย์ - Sunday
จั or วันจันทร์ - Monday
อั or วันอังคาร - Tuesday
พุ or วันพุธ - Wednesday
พฤ or วันพฤหัสบดี - Thursday
ศุ or วันศุกร์ - Friday
ส or วันเสาร์ - Saturday

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1 hour ago, WRENCH said:

A lot depends on what the watch is. If it is a Seiko 5, then it's not going to be a problem, if it is a a JLC, as mentioned above then it might, although it may not affect the price if it were sold where Portuguese is the native tongue.

Here's a translation,

ARABIC

الأحد or يوم الأحد - Sunday
الإثنين or يوم الإثنين - Monday
الثُّلَاثاء or يوم الثُّلَاثاء -Tuesday
الأَرْبعاء or يوم الأَرْبعاء - Wednesday
الخَمِيس or يوم الخَمِيس - Thursday
الجُمْعَة or يوم الجُمْعَة - Friday
السَّبْت or يوم السَّبْت - Saturday

CHINESE

日 or 星期日 or 礼拜日 or 周日 or 星期天 or 礼拜天 - Sunday
一 or 星期一 or 礼拜一 or 周一 - Monday
二 or 星期二 or 礼拜二 or 周二 - Tuesday
三 or 星期三 or 礼拜三 or 周三 - Wednesday
四 or 星期四 or 礼拜四 or 周四 - Thursday
五 or 星期五 or 礼拜五 or 周五 - Friday
六 or 星期六 or 礼拜六 or 周六 - Saturday

DUTCH
 

MA or Maandag - Monday

DI or Dinsdag - Tuesday

WO or Woensdag - Wednesday

DO or Donderdag - Thursday

VR or Vrijdag - Friday

ZA or Zaterdag - Saturday

ZO or Zondag - Sunday


FINNISH

SUN or Sunnuntai - Sunday
MAA or Maanantai - Monday
TII or Tiistai - Tuesday
KES or Keskiviikko - Wednesday
TOR or Torstai - Thursday
PER or Perjantai - Friday
LAU or Lauantai - Saturday

FRENCH

DIM or Dimanche - Sunday
LUN or Lundi - Monday
MAR or Mardi - Tuesday
MER or Mercredi - Wednesday
JEU or Jeudi - Thursday
VEN or Vendredi - Friday
SAM or Samedi - Saturday

GERMAN

SON or Sonntag - Sunday
MON or Montag - Monday
DIE or Dienstag- Tuesday
MIT or Mittwoch - Wednesday
DON or Donnerstag - Thursday
FRE or Freitag - Friday
SAM or Samstag - Saturday

HINDI

रवि or रविवार - Sunday
सोम or सोमवार - Monday
मंगल or मंगलवार - Tuesday
बुध or बुधवार - Wednesday
गुरू or गुरुवार - ThursDay
शुक्र or शुक्रवार - Friday
शनि or शनिवार - Saturday

ITALIAN

DOM or Domenica - Sunday
LUN or Lunedì - Monday
MAR or Martedì - Tuesday
MER or Mercoledì - Wednesday
GIO or Giovedì - Thursday
VEN or Venerdì - Friday
SAB or Sabato - Saturday

JAPANESE

日 or 日曜日 or にちようび - Sunday
月 or 月曜日 or げつようび - Monday
火 or 火曜日 or かようび - Tuesday
水 or 水曜日 or すいようび - Wednesday
木 or 木曜日 or もくようび - Thursday
金 or 金曜日 or きんようび - Friday
土 or 土曜日 or どようび - Saturday

PORTUGUESE

DOM or Domingo - Sunday
SEG or Segunda-feira - Monday
TER or Terça-feira - Tuesday
QUA or Quarta-feira - Wednesday
QUI or Quinta-feira - Thursday
SEX or Sexta-feira - Friday
SAB or Sábado - Saturday

ROMAN NUMERAL

I - Monday
II - Tuesday
III - Wednesday
IV - Thursday
V - Friday
VI - Saturday
VII or Red Square - Sunday

RUSSIAN

ВСК or Воскресенье - Sunday
ПНД or Понедельник - Monday
ВТР or Вторник - Tuesday
СРД or Среда- Wednesday
ЧТВ or Четверг - Thursday
ПТН or Пятница - Friday
СБТ or Суббота - Saturday

SPANISH

DOM or Domingo - Sunday
LUN or Lunes - Monday
MAR or Martes - Tuesday
MIE or Miércoles - Wednesday
JUE or Jueves - Thursday
VIE or Viernes - Friday
SAB or Sábado - Saturday

THAI

อา or วันอาทิตย์ - Sunday
จั or วันจันทร์ - Monday
อั or วันอังคาร - Tuesday
พุ or วันพุธ - Wednesday
พฤ or วันพฤหัสบดี - Thursday
ศุ or วันศุกร์ - Friday
ส or วันเสาร์ - Saturday

You missed out Swedish......racist!

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4 minutes ago, ZenArcade said:

You missed out Swedish......racist!

 

Monday Mån.

Tuesday Tis.

Wednesday Ons.

Thursday Tors.

Friday Fre.

Saturday Lör.

Sunday Sön.

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10 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

 

Monday Mån.

Tuesday Tis.

Wednesday Ons.

Thursday Tors.

Friday Fre.

Saturday Lör.

Sunday Sön.

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well played, lol

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5 hours ago, Gaffers said:

Hello watch lovers.

Im new to the site and watch collecting (I haven’t even owned a watch for 20 years). I have recently seen a day date watch that has caught my eye, trouble is the days of the week are in Portuguese. I’m not too bothered by this but should this affect the value of the watch for buying and reselling?

Thanks in advance guys hope to be learning a lot from you all.

I really think they are cool I've got a couple of 1803's one in Spanish the other in German..as for affecting the value I don't think it matters that much, I bought them because of the difference from the norm probably 30+ years ago. 

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AUSTRALIAN

MON - G'DAY
TUE - G'DAY
WED - G'DAY
THURS - G'DAY
FRI - G'DAY
SAT- BONZA DAY
SUN- BARBIE DAY

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Japanese has a cool factor with Seikos and the like but other languages no IMO.

I would imagine people wont be so interested in buying them

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