There are few things that niggle at me more than the presence of an unnecessary date display on a watch (yes, yes, first world problems). Brands are, in the large part, hopelessly addicted to them, allowing tiny, pointless displays to disrupt the unity and balance of their designs. I especially can’t abide the now-canonical magnifying bubble Rolex places over many of its dials, though a no-date Explorer or Sub is liable to make me swoon. As it happens, Rolex’s sister brand Tudor has been extremely judicious in its use of the date window, impressing with watches like the Submariner-esque Heritage Black Bay and the Heritage Ranger. Both key pieces in Tudor’s revival, they are blessedly free of the date window’s tyrannical presence.