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i'm hoping to exclude some stuff that harken back to a movement like the bauhaus styled watches etc..
 

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Question: What signifies a modern watch?

Answer: A battery or solar cell powered quartz movement.
 

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...not vintage.
 

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Rado et. al.
 

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the atomic synching makes sense! i forget what diver i always see in magazines but it was a new brand..

what about the ones that still nod to the tradition of a mechanical watch?

linde werdelin(sp)? fp journe? a lange 1 or the one with 31 day PR?
 

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the atomic synching makes sense! i forget what diver i always see in magazines but it was a new brand..

what about the ones that still nod to the tradition of a mechanical watch?

linde werdelin(sp)? fp journe? a lange 1 or the one with 31 day PR?
It's difficult to describe a watch as being modern if it uses technology that forces it to deliver below average performance. Accuracy of 150 seconds per month (5 seconds per day) and a power reserve of around 40 hours is way behind that provided by modern watches.
 

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"Modern" implies, to me, what is a current fashion or trend, unfortunately. A "modern" watch means the designer was trying to make the display of time appear in a new way using leading edge technology. That usually results in some difficult to read, ornate, even obscure method which has to be interpreted much more slowly than the simple use of hands on the dial.

Like, LED's lighting a grid pattern, or having sections of numbers displayed, but you aren't given much indication of which is the actual one for that moment. I consider the '70's no pip luminous Dive dial the epitome of time telling, one glance and you get it. "Modern" watches seem to inhabit the opposite spectrum - take time to figure it out, because we're going to distract you with visual bling and unnecessary emphasis of all the wrong elements. Do I really need to be able to see the balance wheel moving from the dial side?

"Modern" implies a celebration of the watch as a art medium for the designer, not as a simple tool to tell time.
 

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Modern....oversized and overpriced.
 
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Anything since 1950 - shock resistance, self-winding, electronic, quartz....mostly round cases and center seconds.
 
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