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Went to tourneau and both Wempe stores in NYC yesterday hoping to try on a Daytona, but unfortunately none of them have a stainless black or white dial for me to try on.
That's a little odd.

You could always try 47th street. Lots of them over there albeit pre-owned in most cases.
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I've owned both.  White is easier to read at a glance, but I prefer the looks of the black dial on both the 16520 or the 116520.  On the vintage model like a 6263 or 6265, I like the black and white dials equally.   

If you are tough on watches and its going to be a daily wearer, go with the current 116250.  Its bracelet has completely solid center bracelet links, the clasp is more rugged, larger lum markings on the dial and hands, and it has a 72 hour power reserve.  Its a great watch and will serve you well.  

If you want something more collectible, rarer (they weren't making the same volume of Daytonas back when the 16520 was in production, as they were still dependent on outsource ebouches, and then they made something close to 200 modifications to them), and with more hand workmanship go with the 16520.   Don't get me wrong, it can take a beating and be used as a daily wearer, I did that with one of mine for 5 years and I never had any issues with it.  Its simply, that I wouldn't want to beat on a watch that is more collectible.  

Either way you can't go wrong. 

I own both a 16520 and a 116520 and both are great, it just depends on your life style and how you see yourself using it.  

You have some beautiful looking Daytonas. Thanks for sharing and for your suggestions.

I wouldn't say that I am tough on watches but certainly would get a lot of daily wear. I currently rotate between a 1680 submariner from 1979 and blue dial date just that I've had since new in 1997. No intention of selling either.

I decided that am definitely going to get a black dial. I now need to choose between the the 16520 black dial with originally white but now brown subrings like on the patrizzi, or the 116520 black dial with the silver subrings.

I really need to find a dealer in nyc where I can try them on and make my final decision before buying. My Birthday is at the beginning of December so I still have some time, but don't really want to wait till the last minute.

-LR
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That's a little odd.

You could always try 47th street. Lots of them over there albeit pre-owned in most cases.


Yeah that's probably what I will end up doing. I don't intend on purchasing there because I have heard to many bad stories, but should be good place to a least try them on.

Walked into the older Wempe location first yesterday. When I told the guy there what I was looking for he said" I need your name, address, 2k deposit, and it will be a 9 month to one year wait. He was basically being a huge asshole. I left immediately. Went to the newer Wempe store, they were much nicer but still stainless daytona that I could take a look at. Woman there quoted me a 5 month wait list.

-LR
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Great look, again. What jacket is that?

Thanks, stitch! Sort of a field jackety thing from Diesel, not particularily SF approved smile.gif But I like it!
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Dinner of Champions, anyone?

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nice photo. I tried one on yesterday at Wempe. The Deep Sea is a beast.

-LR
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Oddly enough I've only ever seen these on women. For some reason these Daytonas on strap just don't work for me, although I'm fine with the concept (in fact I love the rose gold AP RO and ROC on strap).

What do you think of the rose daytona on a matching metal bracelet then?
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Although I would not call it feminine, I would definitely call it precious, and a bit on the blingy side. Personally, I am not a big fan of the "gold daytona on a strap" look. Personally, between that and a SS Daytona, I would prefer the latter.

Well I think everybody needs a bling watch in their collection. I've reached a point in my collection to want something quite ostentatious haha. And in terms of a blingy watch, I would only consider AP or Rolex.
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What do you think of the rose daytona on a matching metal bracelet then?

Love it! In fact, the chocolate dial would be my first choice.

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Gon' need that black dial though.

(not my pic though I wish it was)
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Looks incredible in all gold.
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Beautiful!
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I got white index 116520. I love it more and more every day. You can't go wrong, what a timepiece. From business to streetwear, Daytona looks right at home.

4130 movement is extremely accurate.

good luck.



Thanks.

Went to tourneau and both Wempe stores in NYC yesterday hoping to try on a Daytona, but unfortunately none of them have a stainless black or white dial for me to try on. The sales woman tried to convince me that I would be better off with a a yacht master II , a watch that I have absolutely no interest in getting.

-LR

That's your problem right there.

To a sales person, the best watch for you is whatever they actually have in the case for sale right now.
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Have you ever noticed that service personnel (wait staff, sales associates, etc...) are more attentive to your needs when you're wearing a gold watch with bracelet. And women take a harder look at you as well.
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Thoughts on the Daytona Everose on strap? Too feminine?

 

Sorry, but I really don't like anything about it, particularly its dial.  In addition, I have owned a WG Daytona on a strap, and in the end decided I just don't like Daytona's on straps.  For me they need a bracelet.  Also, since I owned a SS Daytona at the same time, I found the WG boring and not different enough considering its a lot more money.  I do however, like the rose gold Daytona on a matching gold bracelet with a black dial.  While its a bit blingly, the rose some how tones it down a bit.  If I were buying a gold Daytona today, that would be the one I'd pull the trigger on.  

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Thanks.

Went to tourneau and both Wempe stores in NYC yesterday hoping to try on a Daytona, but unfortunately none of them have a stainless black or white dial for me to try on. The sales woman tried to convince me that I would be better off with a a yacht master II , a watch that I have absolutely no interest in getting.

-LR

Tourneau is a joke.  I've been there numerous times just for window shopping and the sales people are worthless and the prices are comical.  Wempe, I find them cold and overpriced.  Go outside the city or to an AD out of state and modern Daytonas aren't that difficult to find any more.  Wishing you lots of luck with your decision.  

 

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What do you think of the rose daytona on a matching metal bracelet then?
Well I think everybody needs a bling watch in their collection. I've reached a point in my collection to want something quite ostentatious haha. And in terms of a blingy watch, I would only consider AP or Rolex.

The 2 modern Daytonas that appeal most to me are the steel with black dial and the rose gold on matching bracelet with a black dial.  I have owned light dial models and they are easier to read at a glance, but I just greatly prefer black dials on Daytonas unless one is going vintage such as a 6265 or 6263.

 

Nothing wrong with a bit of bling...I have an old YG Daytona 16528 that with time has oxidized a bit and now the gold has a slightly rosier tone.  Its blingy, but not as brassy as it was when it was new and very yellow.  Below is my only "Blingy" watch.

 
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Have you ever noticed that service personnel (wait staff, sales associates, etc...) are more attentive to your needs when you're wearing a gold watch with bracelet. And women take a harder look at you as well.

Yes, I've seen that particularly in clothing stores and car dealerships.  

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Gon' need that black dial though.

(not my pic though I wish it was)

:inlove:Absolutely stunning!!!  IMHO, that is the ideal dial on a RG Daytona.  I find the chocolate dial too dark, drab, and far more difficult to read at a glance.  I love the black and rose together...a great mix of sport and elegance (for a bling watch ;)). 

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You have some beautiful looking Daytonas. Thanks for sharing and for your suggestions.

I wouldn't say that I am tough on watches but certainly would get a lot of daily wear. I currently rotate between a 1680 submariner from 1979 and blue dial date just that I've had since new in 1997. No intention of selling either.

I decided that am definitely going to get a black dial. I now need to choose between the the 16520 black dial with originally white but now brown subrings like on the patrizzi, or the 116520 black dial with the silver subrings.

I really need to find a dealer in nyc where I can try them on and make my final decision before buying. My Birthday is at the beginning of December so I still have some time, but don't really want to wait till the last minute.

-LR

Thank you.   As for the 16520 or 116520 both can be worn every day.  Years ago I wore a white dial 16520 as a daily wearer for 5 years sold.   For me, I suppose knowing the 16520 with Patrizzi dials are going to be more costly, rarer, and tougher to replace, I probably wouldn't choose one to bang around it.  Similar to the idea of, well one could use a 1972 BMW 3.0CSi as a daily driver...but its too rare and too nice to subject to the beating it would take everyday...while a modern BMW...is easy enough to replace and not a big deal if it gets a serious ding etc.  

 

My advice, other than trying on used ones in the city, go outside of NYC.  As much as I love the city, I've been offered the worst deals I've ever heard of in NYC.  They know there are tons of tourists and so they often don't care about local business.  Outside of the city, I've found its easier to find the watches I want (even when its a high demand piece) and I've gotten deals that saved me thousands of dollars, and were far better than any NYC ADs could come close to.  Anyway, wishing you lots of luck.  

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Thanks, stitch! Sort of a field jackety thing from Diesel, not particularily SF approved smile.gif But I like it!

That makes 2 of us. cheers.gif
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Love it! In fact, the chocolate dial would be my first choice.
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Love.
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Gon' need that black dial though.

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perfection.
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Have you ever noticed that service personnel (wait staff, sales associates, etc...) are more attentive to your needs when you're wearing a gold watch with bracelet. And women take a harder look at you as well.

I cant say that I have, no.
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