Poll: 12-6-9 vs 3-6-9 Sub-dial Configuration / Which one do you prefer?

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 28, 2019

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    Poll created at the request of @Mr_Orange
     
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 29, 2019

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    The Heuer 02 may well be superior, but I prefer the 6,9,12 layout personally, so I will be keeping my Carrera skeleton.
     
  3. Johan63

    Johan63 Aug 29, 2019

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    I agree!
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Aug 29, 2019

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    Hello my friend ! :cool:....it would be appropriate to start a vote now between 6,9,12 vs 3,6,9 ::stirthepot::

    Let the rumble begin !:D

    I'll go with good old 3,6,9 ;)
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 29, 2019

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    The downside of the 6.9.12 config is that it looks like a Cal16
     
  6. Lugduno

    Lugduno Aug 29, 2019

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    3-6-9 all the way for me.
     
  7. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Aug 29, 2019

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  8. dtf

    dtf Aug 29, 2019

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    3-6-9 is my preference. I like the symmetry
     
  9. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Aug 30, 2019

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    I don't think I have a preference as I have both styles in my collection.

    The 1887s that I own work because the running seconds subdial, at 9, is very discrete so the look more like a 6, 12 layout.

    My Maurice Lacroix uses the Valjoux 7753 which is the 3,6, 9 variant of the 7550.

    In many respects, I prefer 2 register chronographs such as the Calibre 36 or the Calibre 11/12/17 since it would be rare I would need to time something for longer than 30 minutes or so.
     
  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 30, 2019

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    3-6-9 definately!
     
  11. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Aug 30, 2019

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    It depends on the watch, not on the configuration: I love the 3-6-9 from an Autavia HEUER 02 or a vintage Carrera, but I prefer the 12-6-9 from the Carrera 300 SLR (1887), Carrera Calibre 16, and Carrera HEUER 01 than the 3-6-9 from the Formula 1 Chronograph

    But if I have to choose one, my vote is for 12-6-9

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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2019

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    For me the 6,9,12 works better because it leaves space where you need it - for the date window. When you have a 3,6,9 window you end up with a 4.30 date and too much space around the logo.
     
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  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2019

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    I don't really get the point of this poll. It's like do you prefer blue or red?
    But since the question was asked, 3-6-9 for me. :)
     
  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2019

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    Do you prefer blue or red?
     
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  15. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2019

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    LOL, depends on my mood and the context. For a suit, I'd take blue. For flowers for my wife, red. For a sports car, depends on the car and the particular shade of blue or red. I'd say the same for 3-6-9 vs. 6-9-12.
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2019

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    So which one for your wife?;)
     
  17. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2019

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    My wife's favorite color is white.:p
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2019

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    Yeah, but a white 3-6-9, or a white 6-9-12? I'm guessing 6-9-12.... :)
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 30, 2019

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    Oh and white isn't a colour, or is that black?
     
  20. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 30, 2019

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    I just knew you'd say that, so I guess she doesn't have a favorite color and she doesn't like sub-dials at all.