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  1. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 29, 2014

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    My latest acquisition, a 70s Favre Leuba, shows on the dial what looks like "O SWISS MADE O" to the naked eye.
    On closer inspection it could also be symbols for water drops (water protected?).
    Anyone seen this before?

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  2. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 29, 2014

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    It refers to gold. So either the dial or case are made of gold.
     
  3. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Mar 29, 2014

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    I've read somewhere else, that means Sigma dial (not O but greek letter Sigma). It refers that the markers of the watch were made of Gold.
     
  4. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 29, 2014

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    That must be the dial then, it actually has a light golden shimmer, the case is stainless steel.
    Could really be a (lowercase) greek sigma.

    Update: Now that I had the "sigma" hint, I got a lot of hits in google, mainly from the Rolex afficionados, so it is really indicating that at least the indexes (if not the complete dial) are made of gold.
     
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  5. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 29, 2014

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    Patek gold dials also have the mark, even on a stainless steel watch.
     
  6. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 29, 2014

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    Why would a steel watch have a gold dial???? ::confused2:: :confused:

    The O is for 'oro' which means gold.
     
  7. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 29, 2014

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    Really need to see the whole dial, is it refinished? The script quality looks poor.
     
  8. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 29, 2014

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    Much more likely to be a reference to the markers than the dial itself.
     
  9. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 29, 2014

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    Having taken a closer look, I guess you are right. The markers are obviously golden even though that's not perfectly visible in my "iPhone through loupe" photo.
     
  10. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 29, 2014

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    Here you go

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  11. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Mar 29, 2014

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    That's the first 'official' explanation on sigma dial that I know.
    Wow W, I wonder what is your watch book library look alike...........
    Disimpan
     
  12. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 30, 2014

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    This picture gives a better impression of the dial:

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  13. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 30, 2014

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    From what I can see, Warren is quite correct:

    http://people.timezone.com/library/wwatchfaq/wwatchfaq631668591017665598

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa
     
  14. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Mar 30, 2014

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