Mine, for a few years.
Beautiful! But not a datejust.
Very cool 1501. I have one with an awesome dial as well. Enjoy!
Amazing might I trouble you for the bracelet and endlink codes?
I assume this was a black dial that saw serious materials failure? But then how did the lettering stay so intact?
I think it might have been a blue dial originally, remembering that thread about blue dials flaking but leaving the font intact.
yes from pictures it appears so but we have had a few in the south pacific with similar color change. the dial surface itself is in fact smooth and glossy while the pigment underneath has turned color. the dials are not flaky and the surface and script is stable.
Surely these dials do not command more money over a non-failed dial?
Good to see a fellow 1501 black gilt!!
Here's mine, untropical.
Thank you for the kind words gents.
I stand corrected, not a date just indeed, and a 1501 as said above.
I’ll check the bracelet and end codes and repost.
The dial was originally black and the paint, in between the brass dial plate and laquer has gone the colours you see.
The laquer is perfect, gilt print is perfect, just the paint.
Colour changes in whatever light it is in.
I have not seen one quite like it.
I see your tropical 1501 and I raise you this 1603 that I found at a pawnshop outside New Orleans.
Isn’t that the Hondinkee Mars Rover commemorative edition?
I really like the 1501 gilts because of the negative printing process. Reminds me of the gilt 5513 and 1675 dials. And shiny black piano surfaces. Engine turned bezel is a huge plus, I like them over plain and fluted.
Always amazing how something as simple as a bezel or dial color can totally change the character of a watch.
My 1500 says hi.
I'm in love.
As well as different/alternating hour markers? My 15210 wants to join the action.
This raise puts me all in
An additional one without cyclops
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