Originally Posted by dieworkwear
Thanks for the write up, Belli. Curious, do you find the Daytona to be a bit more blingy because of the steel bezel? Or is it something else about the watch? Do you think it would still be too flashy with a black bezel, as a casual sport watch?
A steel Daytona hasn't been available new with a black bezel in more than 25 years. I find on the vintage manual wind Daytonas the ones with black bezels are a bit sportier looking.
I'm not Belli, but as someone who has owned several Daytonas I never thought the steel bezel made them blingy. In fact a steel bezel was on option when Daytonas were released over 50 years ago. So its not something new, its sort of a traditional look for Daytonas. IMHO, the polished lugs started to add to the bling factor to modern Daytonas. Whether you find the modern ones too blingy is something only you can decide.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
I don't want to speak for Belli, but personally, I find it blingy because of the (now) polished center links
. The polished center links are, to put it lightly, blingtastic.
Not sure what you mean by the "(now) polished center links." The center links have been polished on these watches for just shy of 25 years or nearly half of the Daytona's entire existence. The only polished surface that has changed with introduction of the current 116520 Daytona of 2000/2001 was the introduction of polished lugs (which I can live with, but would prefer in a brushed finish). In the end the center links do pick up surface scratches and don't remain too shiny for very long.
IMHO, the polished center links are actually a better tie in to the polished SS bezel, than when the bezel was the only polished top surface of the watch on 6265s, and everything else was brushed. I find the all brushed bracelet looks better with the vintage black bezeled 6263s. YMMV. Cheers.