Watchmaker includes enormous loading indicator
H. Moser & Cie released another watch resembling the look of an Apple Watch with their Final Upgrade. While I am a huge fan of mechanical watches it’s somewhat ironical to me to see a watch maker confusing time measuring with waiting for it to never end.
A throbber is an animated graphical control element used to show that a computer program is performing an action in the background (such as downloading content, conducting intensive calculations or communicating with an external device). In contrast to a progress bar, a throbber does not convey how much of the action has been completed.
Who would want something that looks like the anxiety-inducing spinning wheel / beach ball from iOS / MacOS on their watch constantly?
Update: I was pointed at the fact that a throbber is displayed when the application is performing a blocking action. So including this on a watch face is plain wrong.