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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Gentlemen,

A quick question for you TWATs or WISs:

I've heard mention of snowflake dials, particularly in regard to Tudor watches.

I can see that the hands on some models of Tudor watches have a bit of a snowflake shape (see here for example), but the reference to the snowflake dial leaves me a bit puzzled.

Am I confusing myself, and there is nothing snowflake-like about the dial, and the reference to "snowflake dial" is simply to a dial which belonged to a watch with snowflake hands, which is sometimes referred to as a "snowflake Tudor"?

Or is there something special about the dial itself?

Apologies in advance for the undoubtedly foolish question.

"snowflake Tudor" refers to the snowflake shaped hour hand.

As for the snowflake dial, you must be talking about the GS SBGA011 that was discussed in TWAT not that long ago.
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/grand-seiko-snowflake-sbga011-572136.html#post4189495
http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?223744-Grand-Seiko-SBGA011-Snowflake-anyone-own-one
post #25172 of 48312
As far as Tudors go, "Snowflake" refers to Submariners made in the 60s and 70s, such as this one:

post #25173 of 48312
^ Nice.
post #25174 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

As far as Tudors go, "Snowflake" refers to Submariners made in the 60s and 70s, such as this one:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What about modern Tudor watches, such as the recent Black Bay, which also has a snowflake hand?

Could that also be referred to as a "Snowflake", or is it only the historical Tudor Submariner watches that get the appellation?
post #25175 of 48312
I thought all watches with the Snowflake hand could be referred to as such. Am I wrong?
post #25176 of 48312
Well you could, but I suspect collectors would make more of a distinction. Plus the description of first of the entire dial, with the radial orientation of the hour markers. So really only the Pelagos could be called a "new Snowflake".

I suspect something of an antipathy among some Tudor collectors to the Black Bay in the first place, as it has such a melange of homage features.
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^ Thanks Hayward. I understand what you mean now.
post #25178 of 48312
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

thanks for the entire collection of write ups, should post it up in the article section as well. nod[1].gif

 

Finally got around to that; thanks Wurger.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/a/the-tyre-kickers-diary-watch-boutiques-of-dubai-mall

 

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


+1

mimo, I really enjoyed your tyre-kicking diary.

While perhaps closer to 'poor man's watch thread' than what's usually discussed on TWAT, worn&wound is looking for writers... You should contact them if you'd be interested in tyre-kicking, maybe even test driving some lower priced watches.

 

As a TWAT-resident poor man, I have taken your advice - will let you know if they let me write anything. Thanks for the tip!

post #25179 of 48312
Very autumny lately. Chunkier clothes calls for chunkier watches. Norwegian Airforce issued Heuer flyback chrono, anno 1974 satisfied.gif

(Watch not that chunky really. Kinda flat.)

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post #25180 of 48312

NS - that is sweet - I have a real fondness for two register chronos.

 

redpoppy - google "Seiko Discus Burger"  I had a shot at one of those locally and passed.  Regret the decision.  It's a cool watch.

 

Flake - that Breguet is pure class.

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Let's see more of this watch, Flake!
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Seiko Discus Burger SCBS005
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Does anyone know what Seiko this is?

Nicest Tudor I've ever seen.. yours?
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Beautiful as always, NS
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Very autumny lately. Chunkier clothes calls for chunkier watches. Norwegian Airforce issued Heuer flyback chrono, anno 1974 satisfied.gif

(Watch not that chunky really. Kinda flat.)

20130926_123728_zps12762be3.jpg
post #25182 of 48312
saw a misty patch underneath my Longines Retrograde glass last night...... brought to the Longines Boutique for warranty repairs today, will be parted with it for a month. frown.gif

I wear the watch while I wash my hands, and occasionally left it in the bathroom when I take a shower, didn't expect moisture to get in like that....

On the bright side, I am back to my Rolex Datejust and Submariner for now. smile.gif
post #25183 of 48312
Sorry to hear about the fogging, wurger.

That's two very solid backups, though....and surely Longines will make it right.



NS: lovin' that Heuer.




Flake: beautiful Breguet.

Travel delays always suck, but you can usually find some Maker's Mark at Pappadeaux to help pass the time biggrin.gif
post #25184 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

As a TWAT-resident poor man, I have taken your advice - will let you know if they let me write anything. Thanks for the tip!

I never received any follow-up on my end, but I am sure they have many, many, many emails to sift through.

Also, NS, that Heuer is really quite something. Deets?
post #25185 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


What about modern Tudor watches, such as the recent Black Bay, which also has a snowflake hand?

Could that also be referred to as a "Snowflake", or is it only the historical Tudor Submariner watches that get the appellation?

 

I agree with Hayward (and BTW beautiful Snowflake Sub" Hayward) that the Snowflake name really goes with certain Tudor Submariners of the 1960s and 1970s.  Calling it a Snowflake distinguishes it from the non-Snowflake Tudor Subs that used "Mercedes" and "Lollipop" hour hands.  

 

I would think people would just call the Black Bay or Pelagos by their names, as those names distinguish them from vintage Tudor Subs with Snowflake hands or Tudor Subs with Mercedes hands.  

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