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Old 16 August 2019, 08:04 PM   #61
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Great post!

Meteorite is the One!

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Old 12 September 2019, 06:55 AM   #62
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Old 12 September 2019, 09:21 AM   #63
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This is amazing - great work!
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Old 12 September 2019, 11:28 AM   #64
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Old 12 September 2019, 11:58 PM   #65
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Fabulous work OP.
It’s like looking through a Rolex display in Natural History Museum.
I’m absolutely fascinated by those dials and makes me appreciate my DJ Black MOP dial even more.
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Old 13 September 2019, 11:31 AM   #66
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Very cool compilation. This post taught me that Iím not a fan of the stone dials. Except maybe onyx or jasper.
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Old 19 September 2019, 02:23 AM   #67
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This should be a sticky!
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Old 26 September 2019, 10:07 AM   #68
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I assume this is just another example of ammonite, but it looks different enough from the one shown that it seems worth adding - Listed as ďfossilĒ dial 18038 from 1983.
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And, agreed this should definitely be a Sticky!
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Old 28 September 2019, 05:41 AM   #69
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really cool information and the pictures are awesome I assume some of the dials are out of production
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Old 28 September 2019, 06:21 AM   #70
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I want that Lapis Lazuli dial.
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Old 16 November 2019, 02:24 PM   #71
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Old 18 December 2019, 07:32 PM   #72
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BEAUTIFUL post!!! Thanks!!!

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Old 4 January 2020, 05:20 AM   #73
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I want that Lapis Lazuli dial.
Go for one - You wonít be disappointed! Iíd planned to get a YG one because the lapis often has gold veins in it, ... but then I fell *hard* for this WG one.
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Old 4 January 2020, 11:10 AM   #74
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Old 13 January 2020, 12:38 PM   #75
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Awesome!! Thank you!
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Old 14 January 2020, 02:54 PM   #76
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Agreed awesome. How about adding the GMT iI Meteorite dial ? They’re all rocks except one is falling from space right ?
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Old 4 February 2020, 01:39 PM   #77
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Soooo cool. Thanks
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Old 5 February 2020, 03:05 AM   #78
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Thanks for the fantastic post Rob

Few dials I have never seen

Noticed mostly on dj/dd.
And lot of tt.
Almost like an experimenting phase Rolex was going thru during the 80s. Lol.

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Agreed awesome. How about adding the GMT iI Meteorite dial ? Theyíre all rocks except one is falling from space right ?
Meteorite is already on the list
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Old 16 May 2020, 11:38 AM   #79
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Old 19 May 2020, 11:59 AM   #80
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sticky this, awesome thread
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Old 19 May 2020, 12:09 PM   #81
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WOW!
I've only just stumbled across this thread.
Thanks for putting in the time to make it, very much appreciated.
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Old 23 May 2020, 04:09 PM   #82
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Hi all, Hardly post in forum but these are my views:
1) Confetti Is not a stone dial but a normal brown dial which turned tropic.
2) that agate dial is after market
3) that ferrite dial is actually a moss agate dial. Moss agate or black stone (defined by Mondani) looks very similar to ferrite but with the broad black streaks.
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Old 23 May 2020, 10:07 PM   #83
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Confetti Is not a stone dial but a normal brown dial which turned tropic.
Agree

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that ferrite dial is actually a moss agate dial. Moss agate or black stone (defined by Mondani) looks very similar to ferrite but with the broad black streaks.
Hm, the one I posted looks consistent with all the ferrite listings I've seen. I'll have to look more into "moss agate" though; thanks!


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that agate dial is after market
I can't say for sure but here's a video of it if you want to take a closer look.
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Old 23 May 2020, 10:35 PM   #84
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I saw your description of your moss agate Day-Date on VRF years ago:

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Dial looks blueish black or green-blueish in different angle and lightings conditions
That description seems to match the "moss agate" 18238 Uhren-Miquel is selling:

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Old 30 May 2020, 03:41 AM   #85
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Any thoughts on what kind of stone this is? Bonham's simply calls it a "rare hardstone dial."



Here's another angle:
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Old 31 May 2020, 06:35 AM   #86
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Terrific post love that marble.
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Old 31 May 2020, 11:55 PM   #87
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Any thoughts on what kind of stone this is? Bonham's simply calls it a "rare hardstone dialĒ
I wonder if it is a factory stone dial at all - If so, itís the only one Iíve seen with either baton indices or a painted chapter ring, and it has both. I wonder if perhaps itís aftermarket granite, or even just damaged paint.
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Old 1 June 2020, 12:31 AM   #88
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I wonder if perhaps itís aftermarket granite, or even just damaged paint.
Ah, good point about the painted minute track. Also there's a lume dot right in the middle of "T SW⚪SS T" which I feel supports the aftermarket theory.
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Ah, good point about the painted minute track. Also there's a lume dot right in the middle of "T SW⚪SS T" which I feel supports the aftermarket theory.
Three separate features - lume plots, painted minute track, and batons - all three of which are present here, but afaik none of these three are seen on any other factory stone dial. I didn’t even notice the lume, and you are right - The 6 lume is placed on top of the TST text.

Something’s wrong here ... Given that the stone itself is also unfamiliar, made-from-scratch seems most likely. (I also don’t recognize the bracelet, but it may just be one I’m not familiar with.)
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Old 2 June 2020, 01:42 AM   #90
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Hm, the one I posted looks consistent with all the ferrite listings I've seen. I'll have to look more into "moss agate" though; thanks!



I can't say for sure but here's a video of it if you want to take a closer look.
Check out the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daydate print, almost hitting the center of dial and far away from Coronet.
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