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Ah, thought it might have been from the controversial Hong Kong seller due to the lume colour. Hard to make an assessment on a phone screen while travelling through Amsterdam airport about the other details. Agreed that the bezel obviously doesn't look right, though.

Haste makes waste when it comes to watch buying, especially vintage.
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And a few others, at least the shape. I mentioned the Omega Dynamic series, but multiple brands did these. Très retro.

Here it is, with my Spezimatic Weltzeit.

 

 

You're right, it's a very chunky case, about 40mm and deep.  But with no lugs anyone can wear it - and she does!

 

Both early seventies, I'm told.

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Has anyone seen a Submariner dial with marks like those at the 1, 2, and 4 o'clock positions? This is a 1680 offered by a reputable seller. I love the creamy lume but have never seen distortion on the markers like that before.


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The plexi crystal as Belligero mentioned can do that.  Still I'd be a bit more concerned with what is going on with the black part of the dial and what is going on between the 9 and 10 o'clock marker.  There are lots of 1680s out there, so never buy one that you have concerns about in terms of condition, or having been "touched up."  I'd keep searching if I were in your shoes.  

Agreed, not a fake.  However as you pointed out there are some unscrupulous sellers out there who will "Touch up" a watch's condition, be it the dial, the hands, or the case to make a watch seem better than it truly is.  If buying vintage, one definitely needs to do his homework and research the sellers almost as much as the watches themselves.  Failure to do so could result in someone paying a lot more than they should have for a watch of questionable condition/originality. 

I'd pass. Who's the 'reputable' seller?
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Akeem,

I wanted to have SS Daytona for a few years and when I finally got it I was the happiest person.

After a few months I start to notice the following things:

- It was hard to read time at certain angles
- I was really missing Date complication
- not enough wrist presence
- not using Chrono complication at all


I almost sold it after 2-3 months of owning but decided to give it some more time but ended up selling it two weeks ago and got the BLNR.



Don't get me wrong, I still think Daytona is insane piece and might get it one day again but I don't miss it at all for the time being. BLNR is here to stay. It's incredible piece and the blue just pops and having GMT hand and Date complications is something that I use very often.

Good luck, you can't go wrong.

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I was in the market for a Daytona a few months ago, but I heard about legibility issues from quite a few people. It seems to be less of an issue with the two-tone variants though. 

I also love the look of chronographs but never, ever use the complication. 

If you never use the chrono, then why worry? Just flash that Daytona. smile.gif

I've found that the SS white dial is the most legible amongst the Rolex models, but truly, for some reason, Rolex makes the totalizer hands almost unreadable across the model lines, imo.
I had a WG model and sold it because not only could I not easily read the small hands, I couldn't tell what time it was in most light conditons.

When I wanted a chrono with hands that I could actually see, I bought an Omega Seamaster with red hands.
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If you never use the chrono, then why worry? Just flash that Daytona. smile.gif

I've found that the SS white dial is the most legible amongst the Rolex models, but truly, for some reason, Rolex makes the totalizer hands almost unreadable across the model lines, imo.
I had a WG model and sold it because not only could I not easily read the small hands, I couldn't tell what time it was in most light conditons.

When I wanted a chrono with hands that I could actually see, I bought an Omega Seamaster with red hands.

 

Haha, yeah I totally agree. The legibility issue wouldn't have discouraged me enough from buying it - I'm not checking the time all that much. I just found a AP Royal Oak chrono that was an irresistible price, so I went with that instead. It's actually kind of hard to see the main hands on that with all textured face and subdials, but who cares. I love it. 

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Haha, yeah I totally agree. The legibility issue wouldn't have discouraged me enough from buying it - I'm not checking the time all that much. I just found a AP Royal Oak chrono that was an irresistible price, so I went with that instead. It's actually kind of hard to see the main hands on that with all textured face and subdials, but who cares. I love it. 
Good choice, mate. Post a pic when you get it.
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Good choice, mate. Post a pic when you get it.

 

I've taken a lot of pics :embar:. I love this watch.

 

 

 

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^Beautiful! You appear to be a strap changer.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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^Beautiful! You appear to be a strap changer.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Thank you! And yes, I love rotating out watch straps. 

 

For this one, it was a necessity. My only complaint is that the bracelet has no micro-adjustments. Removing one link was slightly too tight, but leaving it in was really big. Usually I don't mind if a bracelet is a little bit lose, but this thing is kind of heavy and the tonneau case design means that it doesn't lay totally flat on my wrist. 

 

I went to the AP store in Manhattan and they were able to special order me a 1.5 link from the factory. I was originally quoted a 4-8 month turnaround :fu:

 

I bought that leather strap and an attachment kit for it to wear it in the interim. And then the custom link came through in about 6 weeks. So all is well now! 

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Thank you! And yes, I love rotating out watch straps. 

For this one, it was a necessity. My only complaint is that the bracelet has no micro-adjustments. Removing one link was slightly too tight, but leaving it in was really big. Usually I don't mind if a bracelet is a little bit lose, but this thing is kind of heavy and the tonneau case design means that it doesn't lay totally flat on my wrist. 

I went to the AP store in Manhattan and they were able to special order me a 1.5 link from the factory. I was originally quoted a 4-8 month turnaround ffffuuuu.gif

I bought that leather strap and an attachment kit for it to wear it in the interim. And then the custom link came through in about 6 weeks. So all is well now! 
Had the same problem - couldn't get it adjusted to my liking. Glad you found a solution.
Cheers!
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I'd pass. Who's the 'reputable' seller?

 

Not sure.  The OP posted the seller's info a few posts back.  

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I've taken a lot of pics :embar:. I love this watch.

 

Congrats!  That's a beauty and a great size!  I looked at that model and the revised  41mm version, and found the 41 a bit easier to read.  However, it became a non issue for me as I ended up going with the time only model.  Congrats again and wear it in good health!  :cheers:  

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Greetings Fellow TWATs!

 

I intended to register to this forum once my watch in back from servicing so

that I can introduce my humble collections to you guys but I'm in a serious

dilemma right now. Hopefully hearing your inputs, I can make a better choice.

 

 

I'm thinking whether to trade in my PAM 424 for a ALS Saxonia, of course with a top up. Should I go for it?

Watches like the Saxonia rarely surface in the preown market in my country, thus I have over the weekend

to think about whether should I go for it.  

 

Reasons why I bought the PAM 424:

1. Love the California Dial

2.Love the patina lume

 

 

Reasons why I want the Saxonia:

1.Its a Lange

2.The movement at the back; visual orgaism.

3.I could add a rose gold to my collection

 

 

 

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My current collection, the PP 5035G was still under servicing. I think my end game would probably be a platinum perpetual calendar. I hope to have different material and complication for each of my watches. A GMT might be next if I got the ALS Saxonia RG.

 

 

Mandatory Wrist Shot. I have a 6 1/4" wrist, was surprised that the 47mm PAM 424 doesn't look overly big on my wrist. Was

wearing it the whole day today and kept thinking whether to let it go or not.

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Wow..quite an entrance!  What colour dial is the 5035?

 

I can see why a simple dress watch might take the place of a second Panerai, but is the Saxonia the only option?  I'm thinking with your wrist size, if you want a Lange then an original 36mm 1815 might be an option.  There are plenty around used for about the same price as a Saxonia, but I think they have a lot more personality with the blued hands and deck watch style Arabic numbers.  The proportions are also better for me - the seconds subdial on the Saxonia hugs the centre a bit and makes the case look too big, even with the clever use of the minute markers.

 

But it's hard to nit-pick something so lovely.  The heart wants what the heart wants, and Lange's right up there on my dream list too.

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I'm not partially fond of the PAM 424 as I'm not fond of the California dial to begin with (to each his own, I guess). I would trade it 110% for a Saxonia (or any other ALS, for that matter), any day. Since you already have your sport watches covered (with the AP, the Daytona and the other PAM), I'd go for it!

 

But that's only the biased opinion of someone who's truly in love with Lange models, and would give a kidney to own one one day! Totally non objective - you might want to wait for other members to give a more rational thought on the matter.

 

Quite a collection you have! I'm totally jealous!

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