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Old 28 June 2020, 06:15 PM   #1
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116503 Daytona TT Racing-dial variations and production?

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does anyone know, or have catalogue for 2016, what dials 116503 came with?

Is there any truth to this statement from a seller on C24?

"This could just be the rarest of all modern Rolex Sports watches. Currently this is the only 116503 with the beautiful Blue Arabic Numerals dial on offer on Chrono24. It is said that Rolex only produced the 116503 Daytona with this dial for some 4 to 6 months in 2016."

Reason I'm asking is that I have a 116503 with blue racing dial that I am convinced beyond resonable doubt is original (sold 2016 to its original owner a lady in Switzerland), and it seems confirmed this dial came with not just 116523 but also 116503. I have been looking for a 116503 with a panda racing dial for some time. A few are available for sale in US but they do not come with original paperwork. That makes me suspicious since US warranty card usually mention dial configuration.

Does anyone know if 116503 indeed came with panda racing dial original from Rolex? If so which model years?

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Old 28 June 2020, 06:21 PM   #2
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Maybe this reference thread is only for actual reference threads not questions?
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Old 29 June 2020, 12:02 PM   #3
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This "reference library" section is more like catalogs of research on different subjects.

I can't definitively answer your question but I believe there was some crossover of now-discontinued dials to the present model. For example I was aware of the rare 116503 slate dial; I hadn't seen a 116503 Panda dial before but if you trust your source it sounds plausible to me.
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In general when sellers today use words like could just be the rarest of all modern Rolex Sports watches,in general used to ask crazy money for them.
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Old 29 June 2020, 11:36 PM   #5
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This "reference library" section is more like catalogs of research on different subjects.

I can't definitively answer your question but I believe there was some crossover of now-discontinued dials to the present model. For example I was aware of the rare 116503 slate dial; I hadn't seen a 116503 Panda dial before but if you trust your source it sounds plausible to me.
Oh thanks I realised that after posting...

Hard to know what to trust but surprised there are so little information on these relatively recent models from just a few years ago around.

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In general when sellers today use words like could just be the rarest of all modern Rolex Sports watches,in general used to ask crazy money for them.
Yes .. and it can also make them swap dials around. Which I guess is fine if the model came with that dial at some point. Saw another guy posting a TT Daytona he was going to buy just to find out that the dial had never existed for that model.
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