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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
I'll second the Stowa suggestion, especially their pilot versions.
I would also strongly recommend Stowa at that price point. I have a Stowa Marine and it's a beautiful watch. Tough, too.
Question for the Rolex experts - just took delivery of a U-serial 16600 with a T<25 dial. Placed it under my iphone flashlight, and was surprised to see it glow brightly after a minute or two.
I've seen posts indicating that the light might just be activating the phosphorescent paint. Gave the watch a minute or two of the flashlight and set it in the dark - significantly darker after 10 minutes, and fairly hard to see after 20 (compared to my ~3 year old Speedmaster that I'm using as a Superluminova control).
Would this suggest a tritium dial, or just an older luminova dial that's lost some of its staying power?
Pics to come...
If it has a T on the dial, then it has Tritium.
This was my initial understanding, but I've seen it suggested that there are some T dials during the transition period (1998) that were luminova. The supposition being that Rolex had a few T dials left over when they started using luminova.
Yeah, they sell direct and depending on the model there can be waiting times. They normally say so on the site, and are very efficient on communication when you've ordered, too.
I think there was a backlog at one point while they switched to different movements, but they were always very communicative. Mine took a month or something, I think.
In other news: http://www.styleforum.net/t/518128/the-watch-appreciation-thread-part-three
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