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Old 26 August 2020, 05:41 PM   #1
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Fading on matte dial

Hi,

Have come across this Ď84 matte dial and Iím curious to know what is causing the fading between the plots as shown in the image?

Anyone seen this before?

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Old 26 August 2020, 08:14 PM   #2
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Could it simply be reflection from the lighting setup? It's not visible in the head-on photo under the same listing.

To be absolutely sure perhaps ask for a close-up photo under natural light?
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Old 26 August 2020, 08:52 PM   #3
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I looked at that listing ID and believe those are photoshop artifacts. Sometimes happens when trying to improve the contrast and sharpness in the original images.

Note how the ďfadingĒ changes in shots at different angles.


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Old 26 August 2020, 11:02 PM   #4
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Just looks like the photo to me. It is always tough on the angle shots to get perfect dial coloring.
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Old 26 August 2020, 11:39 PM   #5
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I disagree. HQ has been using the same lighting set-up since Jesse (who used to do the ones with the great background) left. I looked a lot of other GMTs from around those years, and this one is totally unique. No other show any sort of lighting effect. Additionally, I seem to recall a thread on here where this sort of thing was pointed out.
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Old 27 August 2020, 12:06 AM   #6
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The "fading" is from the lighting - my guess is that it is from a lighting umbrella.
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Old 27 August 2020, 12:46 AM   #7
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Old 27 August 2020, 04:08 AM   #8
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Interesting that none of the other matte dial watches show this.....

I’ve checked a few!
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Old 27 August 2020, 05:12 AM   #9
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Interesting that none of the other matte dial watches show this.....

Iíve checked a few!
Exactly
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Old 27 August 2020, 05:55 AM   #10
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I looked at other photos and don't see these pale spots on other matte dials on the website. The spots, however are symmetric, so could be from the lighting. I will add that if I was preparing this for sale I would retake the photos and not post these.
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Old 27 August 2020, 06:20 AM   #11
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I looked at other photos and don't see these pale spots on other matte dials on the website. The spots, however are symmetric, so could be from the lighting. I will add that if I was preparing this for sale I would retake the photos and not post these.
Iíve also seen this on other matte dial photos where the spots are not symmetrical which has made me question whether these are water marks or some kind of residue left on the dial perhaps from a service?
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Old 27 August 2020, 06:40 AM   #12
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I’ve found the post where I saw something similar

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=716997
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Old 27 August 2020, 07:02 AM   #13
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Just ask Scott directly and I am sure he will reply quickly if it is the dial or something else.
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Old 27 August 2020, 08:53 PM   #14
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Just ask Scott directly and I am sure he will reply quickly if it is the dial or something else.
That is the best way. they usually do mention issues on the dial or lume in their description when there are any, which is the way it should be.
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Old 30 August 2020, 03:29 PM   #15
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How does the hands get so much scratches?
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Old 1 September 2020, 04:50 AM   #16
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How does the hands get so much scratches?

I believe mounting the hands can scratch them, imagine how many times some of the older hands have been handled. I also believe age/corrosion is an issue. I would like to learn more about how/why hands age like they do.


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