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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ The numbers on the bezel... Not sure if it rotates or not, though.

yes, bidirectional.

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2008/9/12/understanding-a-classic-rolex-thunderbird-turn-o-graph.html

I have the sister to stitch with the grey dial.

post #33767 of 48312
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The result just looks cheap and nasty:


hat tip to patekwatch.blogspot.com for the base image

In keeping with the theme of typographical incompetence, Calibri, or some closely-related version of it, was used for the letters. The “R” is unmistakably of the default-Microsoft ilk. The only one that isn't a match is the vertically-stretched “J” with an extra stroke on the top — likely added to make it superficially resemble the good dials.

If anyone can be bothered to identify it differently, I’d be grateful. My guess is that they just used plain ol' Calibri, applied the same clumsy distortions they inflicted on the numbers, and wrapped up by tacking that little tail on the “J”.

The text sort of looks like a slightly rounded version of PF Bulletin Sans.
post #33768 of 48312
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The bezel with numbers rotates. 
Yes, the bezel rotates.  

I guess if it didn't it would have been called a "Fixed o Graph" huh?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thanks, keith. they are all taken with the macro, i just paned out for the non uber close ups.

i do love it!
actually id say you need two. chocolate brown and a lighter brighter shade. smile.gif

^^ Rust.  The perfect complement to a blue jacket.  Which is the most useful jacket.  Stitchy your ToG pics are awesome - love that blue "Sun-Ray" dial.  

 

@Keith T @billsmith I would have said Nomos Orion as first thought too, without reading the brief (auto) properly.  But I think this is a good shout on the Tag: when I think of Nomos, I'm projecting a bit of my TWAT-reading, over 40, suit-wearing, oddly German-fixated taste on the matter, as we all do in our own way.  But this is for a young dude, who may or may not give a shit that Nomos has a distinctive Bauhaus-inspired design ethic and technically in house (though derivative) movements.  I suspect...not.  But as a young dude, he is more likely to know that Tag Heuer is a "thing", he will probably like the sportier look which, while suit-worthy, is versatile for casual use, and I suspect he might also prefer a bracelet - not an option for Nomos.  I say this on the spurious basis that my kids think straps look "old".  So, I think you might be onto something.

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I've always liked the blue and red mix, great looking watch.

thanks, buddy!
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Stitchy your ToG pics are awesome - love that blue "Sun-Ray" dial.

thanks, mimo. the sun ray gets me every time.

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indeed the bezel turns. notice that bkotsko has the triangle by the 12 and mine is by the 9. i used to keep it at the 12 cuz im ocd like that, but ive decided to go nuts and move it to the 9 as its default position.

CRAZY RITE?!
post #33771 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thanks, buddy!

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indeed the bezel turns. notice that bkotsko has the triangle by the 12 and mine is by the 9. i used to keep it at the 12 cuz im ocd like that, but ive decided to go nuts and move it to the 9 as its default position.

CRAZY RITE?!

I wouldn't want to run into you in a dark alley...

Way to crazy for me!

post #33772 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

The text sort of looks like a slightly rounded version of PF Bulletin Sans. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Thanks! That looks like a closer match — the "M" in particular. The 5140 dial lacks the indent at the base of the tail on the "R", but that, along with the rounded corners, could simply be due to what appears to be sloppy printing.

Warning: Dial of Shame (Click to show)

The more I look at that dial, the worse it gets. The spacing, alignment and angles are a total mess. It's painfully obvious on the numbers, but the letters are mangled, too; check out "NOV", "MAR" and "WED" especially. You can really see how extreme the vertical distortion is on the date subdial when you compare its "3" the nearby leap year indicator "3". This shouldn't be obscure knowledge to whoever did it; avoiding that is one of the first things you learn in even the most basic material on the subject.

The irony here is that the earlier dial could serve as a textbook example of the craft applied with great sensitivity and skill, whereas the new one shows, for so many reasons, what not to do.
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Anyone else getting the vibe that Belli wants a 5140 really badly?

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Thanks all for explanation on ToG which now makes perfect sense. If the bezel didn't turn it would be a bit of a swizz.
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Anyone else getting the vibe that Belli wants a 5140 really badly?

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Devil!

Lunch with friends and fellow watch enthusiasts. Name 'dem references.

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Frilly takes the cake...

 

You, Mr gold AP and the Rolex brothers should make the rest sit at their own table.  Maybe.  OK it's just the B&R I can't stomach.  Damn, that gold RO is flash, isn't it?  And I mean that with genuine admiration. 

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Frilly takes the cake...

 

You, Mr gold AP and the Rolex brothers should make the rest sit at their own table.  Maybe.  OK it's just the B&R I can't stomach.  Damn, that gold RO is flash, isn't it?  And I mean that with genuine admiration. 


This picture doesn't do it justice. It's a magnificent piece. The weight is incredible.

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Beside the RO Offshore:

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Rolex and Tudor cousins:

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No love for Bell and Ross? Maybe Lindewerdelin?

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I prefer the relatively economical Pelagos to either of the latter, or the ROO for that matter.  But I doubt their owners really give a shit what I think, so bon appetit to all, and to paraphrase the great man, "good luck with whatever you decide(d)"!

 

The RO chrono is an absolute spaceship of a watch, even in steel.  Making it twice as heavy must also make it twice as awesome.

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friily, i think those are all fake. please send to me for authentication.

make sure to fully insure your shipments btw.
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friily, i think those are all fake. please send to me for authentication.

make sure to fully insure your shipments btw.

Especially this 5513 on the right with the ghosted bezel. I mean, isn't that supposed to have a PEARL or something...

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