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  1. NYCwatchgal Jan 18, 2022

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    I would love your opinion on 5-digit Daytonas (or any other references). I tend to like the 5-digit references on Rolex models. They're more elegant/less flashy in their designs.

    From what I have seen thus far, the 16520 white dial with black sub-dials (pandas) are the most sought after.

    What about 16528 yellow gold? They kind of remind me of the President which at one point last year, I was considering (5-digit reference).

    If you had a choice as a collector (regardless of price), would you consider a 16528? If so, the champagne or black dial?

    Or stick to 16520 white dial with black sub-dials because of it being so iconic?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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  2. YY77 Jan 18, 2022

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    The one in the middle looks nice.:p
     
  3. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Jan 18, 2022

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    This one?
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  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 18, 2022

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    I have a very strong dislike of Champaign dial Rolexes in general but especially on the Daytona. It looks rather bland and flat, sort of 80 year old man-ish.

    The white dial in both gold and steel looks great, the steel will hold up better and the PCLs are a massive scratch magnet so that’s a factor.
     
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  5. NYCwatchgal Jan 18, 2022

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    Jennifer Aniston looks pretty good with her President and champagne dial. ;)

    Very good point on PCLs scratches on the 16528 references! Something else to consider. Thank you.
     
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  6. ngo516 Jan 18, 2022

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    Black dial, yellow gold! It’s a universal good taste watch. If I never buy another watch again, this alone will satisfy my horological needs. It doesn’t matter what’s in your watch box, strapping on a gold Rolex feels special every time!

    This will turn a lot of heads, till the day you pass it down.

    The more scratches you put on it, the better it looks. It’s shockingly stunning on a woman, simply because of its rarity. Of course you can dress it down with Rubber B straps.

    My wife snatched it from my box and that’s the only watch she wears. In a sea of endless Rolex, a gold Daytona is a power move. The only downside of wearing this is you’ll get a lot of unwanted attentions from strangers. My wife never felt unsafe, but it’s something to pay attention to.

    Rubber band straps are optional, courtesy of our 9yo daughter.
     
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  7. NYCwatchgal Jan 18, 2022

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    Thanks @ngo516! Appreciate your perspective. Will definitely keep it in mind. Your wife is so lucky to wear your Daytona :cool:
     
  8. ngo516 Jan 18, 2022

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    5 digits Daytona are priced much higher because of the use of Zenith movement, which are now discontinued, hence price hike. .

    You’ll find 6 digits Daytona for much less.
    I don’t think styling changed from 5-6.
    Whatever ref you like from 5, you can find the same from 6.
     
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  9. freetime Jan 18, 2022

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    Hi to all
    Is very hard reply to your question because all of them are so beauty ::love::
    I don t know your collection but at this price if i have to choise only 1 watch...
    I add a photo and this is my official answer::rimshot::
     
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  10. NYCwatchgal Jan 18, 2022

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    Thanks @ngo516 ! Will look into 6 digit ones as well.
     
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  11. calalum Jan 18, 2022

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    Not suer which 16520 you are referring to. No black subdials there. A 16528/16518 white dial is sharp. i also prefer a white 16520. Prices seem to have gone bonkers.
     
  12. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Jan 18, 2022

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    To be fair : Jennifer Aniston would probably look good with anything (even a Hublot) :rolleyes:

    That black dial looks fabulous…white dial in gold leaves me cold (but that’s just me) … and to my eye in that picture the champagne dial clashes with the gold (different hue?)…if they did what Omega did with the MSG speedy (and make the dial out of the same material as the case, even though it’s finished differently) it might look better in the pic, but that is something my pedantry would be on the lookout for in-hand. Good luck.
     
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  13. NYCwatchgal Jan 18, 2022

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    Haha. I would agree Jennifer Aniston would make anything look good including a Hublot ;)

    I agree that the black dial is a nice contrast otherwise, the champagne dial may make it look like a big gold bracelet. Thank you for your opinion. Appreciate it!
     
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  14. Chris75 Jan 22, 2022

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    16520 for me is the winner.

    Price-wise 16528 is a more interesting reference though, with much more room to increase.

    My favorite 16528 is the white dial, followed by the champagne one.
     
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  15. LGW - US Apr 30, 2022

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    I prefer 16520 for my test but both look good
     
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  16. Watch my Whisky Apr 30, 2022

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    Im prepared to take a punt that the OP does not look like Jennifer Aniston and therefore may not be able to pull off a champagne dial with such ease.
     
  17. styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer May 1, 2022

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    The styling changed in key design points. The lugs are brushed on the 5-digit Daytonas (except on 16518 and 16519) but more important the sub dials are symmetrically placed in line with the 3 and 9 indexes - not as on the 6-digit where they look like a quartz model chronograph - floating around higher up on the dial...
     
  18. mikeo1 May 1, 2022

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    [QUOTE="styggpyggeno1, post: "but more important the sub dials are symmetrically placed in line with the 3 and 9 indexes - not as on the 6-digit where they look like a quartz model chronograph - floating around higher up on the dial"...[/QUOTE]
    Same exact feeling from me; I just didn't like the higher center point on the 6 digit registers, seemed to ruin the balance to my eye--also I found the 5 digit dial variations (Mark 1-5) made my search and choice more interesting.
     
  19. keepsonticking May 9, 2022

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    So the 4130 looks like a quartz because the subdials moved up half a mm? :rolleyes: I have a few old quartz Seikos, and their subdials align perfectly with the center. Methinks it's the EP that looks like a quartz.
    Screen Shot 2022-05-04 at 6.58.52 AM.png You know, now that I REALLY look, it's almost too hideous. I say we get our pitchforks and shovels, chase it up to the old windmill, and BURN it. (only to have it return in "116520 meets the Wolfman.")

    Both watches are attractive if you like the style. I like some things about the later version, such as more substantial hands and indices, and I own both, but the differences are negligible. As for movements, ask a watchmaker he'd rather work on. The 4130 is just as accurate...or more so but requires a fraction of the work to service.
     
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  20. NYCwatchgal Jun 19, 2022

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    What kinda comment is this??

    I got the Day-Date champagne dial regardless of Jennifer Aniston's looks AND I am able to pull it off.
     
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