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Which Max Bill Chronoscope is Best? (help me)

  1. Mugul Jan 6, 2022

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    I’m trying to decide between getting the OG white dial or the Anthracite grey dial. I live in Calgary and there are no dealers anywhere near me so I can’t look at these watches in person.


    My concerns / thoughts:

    I likely will only wear this watch on a leather strap or nato.

    The white dial is classic and more legible, but do you think it’s too dressy to wear down to casual but nice T shirt and jean wear?

    The anthracite might appear a bit more modern looking and might be easier to dress down. But is it as nice looking?

    I generally like both dial colors and have similar colours in my collection.

    To help judge here are some good pics I found online of both… 5750D109-0A51-42BA-98AB-35BD2B3D3D60.png A2E8991C-31DA-444E-9DC5-D9426DD348DF.png BCDAD59B-3731-433A-8C98-FB3E139E9072.png E22977F5-53E7-4C68-8891-1B202728F84D.png D77B6D0C-141B-4464-9B42-A6C793B6E0B6.png 094894D4-6991-45E0-B1D0-0CA0253EA75D.jpeg 81F6E96F-DEEE-457A-8502-8E0B7E2339EF.jpeg 96A3A10B-B502-4AF6-A9DE-30C149C71294.png DD9C7151-544E-4BDC-A06F-D6BBFDCE982A.png
     
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  2. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jan 6, 2022

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    White for me. Classy look. Timeless. Good taste.
     
  3. bubba48 Jan 6, 2022

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    Agree :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 6, 2022

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    THe white dial is the classic and for me it defines the watch. just remember this watch isn't water resistant so you need to almost treat it like a vintage watch. My son bought a Sternglass in grey and I quite like the look however.
     
  5. Paedipod Jan 6, 2022

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    Hey @Mugul if you are in Calgary, you might want to hit up the group on CWC (canadian watch collector), you could ask the same question and might scare up someone local who has one that you might try on……

    That said, I prefer the white but have not put one on since a visit to the MOMA a decade ago.
     
  6. perenowell Jan 6, 2022

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    The white dial is waaaaay better than the other one! Much classier and timeless
     
  7. __ryan__ Jan 6, 2022

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    Both are nice, but I would go for the white dial. The minute track and batons on the white dial appear finer, and I prefer that look. In my opinion, it's not even close to being too dressy. Easy to wear in a casual setting.
     
  8. Mugul Jan 6, 2022

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    Well I was leaning the original white dial and I think its unanimous.

    Thanks
     
  9. LesXL Jan 6, 2022

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    White for me... Just classic. Got the manual one, and it is just a great dial.
     
  10. [email protected] Jan 6, 2022

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    Sorry, but i would go with the grey ...

    *I think the white seems also wider...
     
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  11. MikeFields77 Jan 6, 2022

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    Prefer the white. Timeless effortless look
     
  12. marcn Enough space to say witty Jan 6, 2022

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    +1 grey, no contest.
     
  13. base615 Jan 6, 2022

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    White for sure
     
  14. Mugul Jan 25, 2022

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    Got the white… looks nice!
     
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  15. Robert M Jan 25, 2022

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    +1 for white. My favorite is the version without the Arabic numerals.
     
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  16. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 25, 2022

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    Been wearing mine since the holidays …
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  17. snunez Jan 27, 2022

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    Those are nice! I'd love to see one without a date.
     
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  18. Pascal S Jan 27, 2022

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    I'm usually not into white dials, but in this particular case white is the way to go. The watch is much more striking in that color than in the grey alternative.
     
  19. Mugul Feb 6, 2022

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    Looks nice on this chevron nato (crown and buckle)
     
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  20. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Feb 6, 2022

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    Me too.
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    …and under £600!