I've pretty much settled on this one for day-to-day use.
I used the Simple face (the one with sticks for hour markers) most often for the first year or so, then noticed that I misread the time a couple times, especially if I was glancing quickly. Nearly missed our movie at the mall once, too. The same thing happens with my regular watches that have only stick markers, so it's more my fault than the watch's.
The cool thing about the Utility face is, I can experiment with just hour pips, or 12-3-6-9, or all twelve Arabic numerals, while leaving everything else exactly the same, so I can find out which dial configuration is easiest for me to use.
I sometimes use some photos for backgrounds (I've got a couple dozen Star Wars-themed backgrounds, too), and I like the Astronomy face a lot, too (including the trick where you can see both the Earth and Moon onscreen simultaneously!).
Kind of a boring answer, but odds are, this is what you'd find on my wrist.
I made nearly all my AW backgrounds in the regular Photos app on iOS. Although you can make them on the watch itself, Photos lets you reposition them more freely when cropping them to fit.
*** There’s a trick to crop at the right size. Choose your image, then Edit, then tap the Crop tool. The preset aspect ratios are mostly landscape, but you’ll want a portrait-like crop — so adjust the crop border to a portrait-ish orientation first, then you can select a portrait-oriented preset. For the AW, you’ll want a 4:5 aspect ratio (not 5:4).
You won’t need to set the width-by-height pixels exactly, either, because the AW will resample the image to fit anyway. As long as the image width:height is 4:5, it’ll fit the screen cleanly.
A forum community dedicated to watch owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about watch collections, displays, watch winders, accessories, classifieds, and more! We welcome all manufacturers including Casio G-Shock, OMEGA, Rolex, Breitling, Rolex and Tudor, Seiko, Grand Seiko and others.