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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    I assumed that was lume between the white gold on the numerals. I'm specifically referring to the type of numerals used on Tricky's 214270.
     
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    There is no lume on the numerals on the watch I just posted. It is merely a play of light based on the shape of the numerals.
     
  3. BLAUGRANA

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    I just said I assumed it was lume and therefore was acknowledging it wasn't lume. Whatever it is, there is something "white" that fills in between the white gold of the numerals, yes?
     
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    No. It is solid white gold. Nothing white at all on the numerals.
     
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    The solid white gold numerals was the 214270 Explorer (Tricky's one), not the 114270.
     
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    Why not the 114270?
     
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    It didn't have solid white gold numerals. It had non-luminous paint (I assume) inserted into the white gold frames of the numerals. The full, solid white gold numerals started with the 214...
     
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    I'll have to concede on this one. I don't own the watch any more, but I never noticed it on the wrist. I'll be inspecting it next time I see my buddy with it, though!
     
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    No worries.

    There's still plenty of white gold in there, though. Don't all Rolexes have white gold hands, indices etc.?
     
  10. BLAUGRANA

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    Thanks for clarifying. I thought I was losing my mind for a moment there.
     
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  11. mimo

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    Frilly, would you pick that blue one up for me? I'll pay you later.
     
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    What is the general opinion on the Rolex jubilee diamond or "computer" dial? I have the opportunity of being gifted a two-tone model with a silver dial as a graduation gift. It lools really interesting and beautiful but on the other hand the dial seems like it could be quite ostentatious and gaudy; the watch equivalent of an obnoxious Polo windbreaker although I haven't seen it in person, perhaps it's more understated on one's wrist.
     
  13. mimo

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    You could always replace it with another original dial.
     
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    I'm not really a fan of that dial, as I find it a bit garish. Maybe the only time it looks sort of understated is in black which sort of hides it a bit. Still not a fan of it, and I wouldn't choose it on one of my own watches. Its the kind of thing that even if I liked it, I'd be afraid I would tire of it quickly. Good luck with whatever you decide.

    Not really that easy to do, if its a new watch in the US. Rolex used to ok about swapping dials while a watch is still quite new...now they try to discourage it, and I believe now they charge for a dial swap. In addition, in the US with a dial swap, they don't let you keep the original dial, Rolex keeps it, and now you also have a watch that does not match the papers (which stated what the original dial was), which has at least a modest effect on the value of the watch.

    If the OP is in Europe or somewhere else, then a dial swap would be easier.
     
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    @TheWraith is correct...on the 14270 and 114270 the white gold numerals had non luminous white paint in the centers of the number frames.
     
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    Double post.
     
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    Which dial — that diamond-ified headstone one on the anniversary Nautilus?

    Because swapping it with the normal 5711/1A version isn't the worst idea I've heard... ;)
     
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    Crossed purposes, sorry, I was talking to mco543 about his Rolex dilemma. I'm sure you could sort him right out!

    As for the 5711 that Frilly is buying me, I don't mind which dial it has really. :)
     
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    Yes, obviously it was in reference to the Rolex dial.

    I was just messin' with you guys. :)
     
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    This is a serious subject, please don't do that again.
     
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