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Probably old news but needs to be shared again.

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At the risk of sounding really very petty, I like everything about that watch except for the numeral at the 6 o'clock mark. If it did not have the calendar and moonphase complications, I assume that it would have numerals at the 12, 3 and 9 o'clock marks, too, but of course those spaces are occupied by the sub-dials.

 

Given that the other hours are marked by batons (or whatever the correct term for that sort of hour marking is) and that no other numerals are visible, I think that it would have been better if JLC had simply put a baton at the 6 o'clock mark, instead of the only hour numeral on the whole dial.

 

As I said, it's a small issue and it no doubt sounds very petty, but it makes the dial look a bit unbalanced, to my mind.

 



Watch nuts can be comically picky at times. This is not one of those times. That lone 6 is a real WTF? move. Much more so than a lone 12, IMO.

That said - there are details that bug the living heck out of others (date at 4 o-clock for example) but trouble me not at all. I'm sure the fortunate owners of that fine JLC are utterly untroubled by the lone 6.
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At the risk of sounding really very petty, I like everything about that watch except for the numeral at the 6 o'clock mark.

I never noticed it out until you pointed that out. I can't not look at it now and think wtf.
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How about the 9 and 12 on the rdm?
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I see nice examples of Zenith movement Daytonas going for $12-$13k or so. I'm assuming that's par for the course? Passively considering a new daily driver.

That seems reasonable at least where I am for the normal versions of the 16520 Daytonas (with Zenith based movements).  Rarer versions with Patrizzi dials or early versions with dials where the word "Cosmograph" is described as "Floating," its sort of separated from the rest of the wording with a big space...fetch a premium beyond that.

 

I used one for a daily wearer for 5 years.  Great watch, one of my favorites.  If you are really tough on watches, I'd maybe get a current model which has a much more rugged bracelet, longer power reserve, and its easier to replace if it gets some bad dings or really scraped up (but that is just my 2 cents...I have both versions and they are great). 

 

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The Daytona is a beautiful watch, no question. However, it is so ubiquitous, I don't think I would ever buy one. I know it sounds like a silly reason but there are probably 5+ people I work with who have them (NYC finance). Perhaps in some circles this is less of a concern.

If you live in NYC, LA, Miami etc...any Rolex, Omega, Breitling, IWC, are common, and even some ROs and Nautiluses become more common. Leave NYC and only Datejusts, Subs, Seasmasters, and Breitlings are common.    Besides, go vintage and chances are your watch would be different than that of your co-workers.

 

I'd never let the number of people in an area dissuade me from purchasing a great watch.  Where I live I never see anyone wearing a RO or Nautilus, but go to LA, or NYC, and I see a bunch of people wearing them.  I suppose I'm more apt to see someone wearing the same watch and thinking...they have good taste ;) 

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It's funny how 10 years ago, the average WIS was anti-Rolex--too unrefined, too popular, too staid. Now, proper respect for Rolex is a mark of someone who knows their watches.
I was at a dinner last week where one guy spotted a Rolex on another. They happened to be the same model - two tone Datejust, I think - and he started going off on how Rolex are the greatest watches in the world, and aren't they great and isn't Rolex just the best. That probably contributes to the image. Funny thing is, I know this guy well and had seen his watch many times and assumed it was fake as it seemed a little light and skimpy looking. It turns out his was from 1966 and he bought it used at Tourneau.
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How about the 9 and 12 on the rdm? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also bothersome. In my opinion, there should at least be three numbers.
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How about the 9 and 12 on the rdm?

I think that RDM is one of the best asymmetrical dials out there. One of JLCs best, in my opinion. It is very nicely balanced, but in such an unconventional way. A bit polarizing, but oh-so quirky.

The new one, despite retaining some asymmetry, really lacks the charm of the original.
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How about the 9 and 12 on the rdm?

I think that RDM is one of the best asymmetrical dials out there. One of JLCs best, in my opinion. It is very nicely balanced, but in such an unconventional way. A bit polarizing, but oh-so quirky.

The new one, despite retaining some asymmetry, really lacks the charm of the original.

I agree. I like the blatant asymmetry of that RDM.
But just a 6 or 12 hanging there bugs me.
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What if they had done 12-4-8?
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What Datejust is the best ever made by Rolex? Pics please! :)

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1600, IIRC.
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