|Swiss Army Airboss Titanium Chronograph. Photo: Stephen McGee|
|Swiss Army 241599. Photo: Stephen McGee|
|The date wheel dot can be seen at extreme angle and directly above.|
|The locations of the dots on the date wheel at 6-7, 16-17 and 26-27. These normally don't show.|
I found an image of a Valjoux 7750 movement's date wheel, and the dots were visible so this does not seem to be out of the ordinary. However, seeing them from the front of the dial is a little unusual.
|3 dots appear on some Valjoux 7750 chrono movements. Photo: www.watchguy.co.uk|
In the end, I'll just call it a quirk. It does not add to the aesthetics, and it could be seen as an oversight, but I just consider it a freckle and it does not bother me too much. Plus, the dot will only appear 33% of the time. It will be fun to see it on occasion.
|Yep... Another photo of the Airboss Titanium by Stephen McGee.|
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Thank goodness for blogs like WatchGuy.co.uk written by a professional watch smith, Christian Dannemann. The topics covered there will help anyone looking to understand how these mechanical wonders work, how they can break and how to fix them. He let me know that the dots are most likely used to align the print with the teeth on the date ring. Thank you to Christian and Stephen for letting me use their photos.