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Old 20 July 2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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different tritium dials for 16520

1) mk1 ( 5 lines floating ) : R and early L series ( inverted 6 )


2) mk2 ( 4 lines ) : L series up to around 500.000 ( inverted 6 )


3) mk3 : ( 5 lines ) : from L 500.000 up to around S 500/600.000 ( inv.6 )


4) mk4 : ( 5 lines ) : same range as mk3 ( inverted 6 )


5) mk5 and mk 6 : from around middle/high S up to A series ( standard 6 )


a big thank to the italian collector PINO who has done the deepest studies ever made about the 16520 and the present tablet.

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Old 20 July 2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Thanks Marcello, that's impressive:)
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Old 20 July 2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Very good MP! Thanks for sharing with us as always...
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Old 20 July 2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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Sticky for permanent record. Thank you so much my friend.
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Old 20 July 2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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Now I understand what floating means. Thanks for sharing, great info.
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Old 20 July 2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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Here is one for the post: Earliest R series Mk1 Porcelain floater with early Mk1 200/50 Bezel. One of only supposed 50 made in SS model and the only 16520 in my collection. This one was bought from Quinson Leung and comes as part of a complete set in pristine condition...
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Old 20 July 2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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Here is one for the post: Earliest Mk1 Porcelain floater...One of only supposed 50 made in SS model and the only 16520 in my collection. This one was bought from Quinson Leung and comes as part of a complete set in pristine condition...
Gorgeous looking watch Ken.
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Old 20 July 2011, 09:25 PM   #8
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Old 20 July 2011, 09:32 PM   #9
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Great sticky Marcello! Ken that SS porcelain is spectacular, congrats on such a rare and beautiful piece. Cheers
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Old 20 July 2011, 09:43 PM   #10
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Great sticky Marcello! Ken that SS porcelain is spectacular, congrats on such a rare and beautiful piece. Cheers
Thanks David! Definite great post from Marcello! We are fortunate to have him with us here!
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Old 20 July 2011, 10:50 PM   #11
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Old 20 July 2011, 10:57 PM   #12
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Welcome to TRF Pino and great shots of a great dial!
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Welcome to TRF Pino and great shots of a great dial!
3D Dial commonly called Porcelain for 16528
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Old 20 July 2011, 11:15 PM   #14
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Old 20 July 2011, 11:36 PM   #15
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AMAZING! Thank you for this.
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Old 21 July 2011, 05:32 AM   #16
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Awesome info!!
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Old 21 July 2011, 05:47 AM   #17
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Exceptional post Marcello!
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Thanks MP for posting this valuable information.
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Old 21 July 2011, 06:19 AM   #19
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Thank you for sharing!!

so... this is a Mark V
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Great info. Thanks for sharing. Grazie caro amico!
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just wondering how these dials can be categorized in terms of rarity from starting from production start 1987?-1998?. Would it be right to say that the MK1 is the rarest and MK6 the least in terms of watch numbers/unique dial characteristics or are there some in-between that don't go in that order? On a whole, would this ref 16520 be considered quite rare amongst the other Daytonas and did they all have the Zenith movement?
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just wondering how these dials can be categorized in terms of rarity from starting from production start 1987?-1998?. Would it be right to say that the MK1 is the rarest and MK6 the least in terms of watch numbers/unique dial characteristics or are there some in-between that don't go in that order? On a whole, would this ref 16520 be considered quite rare amongst the other Daytonas and did they all have the Zenith movement?
how many questions !!
as a matter of rarity ( steel model only ) my ranking is the following :
1) porcelain ( aka "porky" ) dial mk1 (5 lines-floating ) on R cases only ;
2) black or white ( non "porky" ) mk1
3) black or white mk2 ( 4 lines ).
4) 5 lines with inverted "6" ( mk3 and mk4 ).
about the other marks .. a production estimate is not easy.
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Old 30 August 2011, 08:45 AM   #24
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how many questions !!
as a matter of rarity ( steel model only ) my ranking is the following :
1) porcelain ( aka "porky" ) dial mk1 (5 lines-floating ) on R cases only ;
2) black or white ( non "porky" ) mk1
3) black or white mk2 ( 4 lines ).
4) 5 lines with inverted "6" ( mk3 and mk4 ).
about the other marks .. a production estimate is not easy.
Thanks Marcello, that's very informative, much appreciated. Sorry, realized every sentence of mine was a question:).
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Thanks for sharing, I was unaware that there were so many different dials, the spacing changes other than the floating Cosmograph are very subtle. thanks again,
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Old 1 September 2011, 11:12 PM   #26
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many thanks guys !
in the next days I will prepare an "upgrade" .. so stay tuned !!!
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how many questions !!
as a matter of rarity ( steel model only ) my ranking is the following :
1) porcelain ( aka "porky" ) dial mk1 (5 lines-floating ) on R cases only ;
2) black or white ( non "porky" ) mk1
3) black or white mk2 ( 4 lines ).
4) 5 lines with inverted "6" ( mk3 and mk4 ).
about the other marks .. a production estimate is not easy.
Hello all. Is there a Mark I non-porcelain white face? I thought all the Mark I (r serial#s) had the porcelain face.
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Hello all. Is there a Mark I non-porcelain white face? I thought all the Mark I (r serial#s) had the porcelain face.
The first 50 of the SS were porcelain and then they switched making the porcelain like yours quite rare!
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The first 50 of the SS were porcelain and then they switched making the porcelain like yours quite rare!
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Excellent!! PS- it was likely due to higher costs that they changed dial.
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