Complications: Dates

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The humble date is one of the most ubiquitous complications in all of horology, so much so that it is almost taken for granted. Movements without a date complication are comparatively rare, such that even “no date” watches will often still have the crown position for date setting and have a date wheel hidden beneath the dial. In this article, we look at when dates first appeared, why they have taken over to such an extent, and a few of the more common variations out there.

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