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Datejust Dial Variations in Font

  1. momentomori Jan 23, 2021

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    Hello, all:

    Well, I know I said "no more watch hunting in 2021," but that all changed once I had to send my recently acquired Speedy into the shop for service. Left without a watch on the wrist, I resumed the old, nasty habit: cruising Forms, Ebay, and any other black hole of the internet for that reasonably priced 16014 I've been after. This is a terrible habit, I know. (That, however is a conversation for another place.)
    Anyway! I finally happened upon the following piece. I know the crystal is a bit rough, but I find the price reasonable, and I truly love the way the bezel plays with the light. The hands are not the best, admittedly, but for some reason, I find the matching patina of the hands and dial's lume to be just so nice. All in all, I love this watch. I am wondering, though, about the dial. I've seen so many DJs with the word "DATEJUST" in font much bigger than this piece. In fact, this watch's font seems quite scaled down comparatively (this, though, I find charming.) I wonder, though: Is this an issue? I really haven't been able to find a definitive answer, so here I am! What are your thoughts?



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  2. datocompax Jan 23, 2021

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    Hi

    imho, the dial is original, these small font Datejust usually seen on 160X , cal 1570 .
    Might be old cliché is used for your quickchange 16014 cal 3035.
    Pic burrowed from the net.

    best

    Ara
     
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  3. datocompax Jan 23, 2021

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  4. momentomori Jan 23, 2021

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    Cool. Thanks for the help! Yea, I was also looking for something akin to like “Speedmaster101s” website for Datejusts, but yea haven’t found it yet!
     
  5. vibe Jan 24, 2021

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    Are those luminova hands?
     
  6. momentomori Jan 24, 2021

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    The 16014 I am interested in (shown above) does not appear to have luminova hands; they look to be tritium to me. That 1601 above, though, seems to have them.
     
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  7. vibe Jan 24, 2021

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    Correct!
     
  8. rootbeer7 Jan 25, 2021

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    Dial looks good to me.
     
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