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Old 13 June 2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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Classic Subs - the blues and purple dials.

I've always been a fan of the classic gold and two-tone blue Submariners from the later 1980s until the end of the production years. It always amazed me how some of these dials turned from a gorgeous blue to a violet purple. Some are fond of the purple dials while some collectors pass them by. Either way, one would have to admit that the color change was quite unique and interesting indeed.

I know there are plenty of Submariner fans and collectors here on the forum, and with that said, let's see what you have. Break out those violet purple dials and post some pics here.
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Old 13 June 2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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I went with my brother when he bought this 16803 from 1987. Such a lovely reference with open 6's and his dial has a purple hue which the photo doesn't fully do justice to.

I agree this is a classic, wish i had bought it myself
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Old 13 June 2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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Sadly I sold my 1994 Blue 16613LB awhile ago.
Who knows how the dial would’ve looked like know.
I like both the blue and violet purple dials... Stunning!!!!
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Old 14 June 2018, 01:54 AM   #4
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One more photo of these two dials in daylight.
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Old 14 June 2018, 02:01 AM   #5
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One more photo of these two dials in daylight.
That purple dial is stunning! Did it come that way or did it transform?
I don't know anything about this coloured dial...
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Old 14 June 2018, 04:07 AM   #6
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Some faded the other way as well.


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Old 14 June 2018, 06:16 AM   #7
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Or turquoise dial. Stunning purple dials guys.



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Old 15 June 2018, 03:02 AM   #8
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My blue dial. Hoping one day it will turn purple :)




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