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Old 17 August 2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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how do we feel about this dial?




On the verge of buying, however there's a tiny piece of missing white on the crown. Is this likely to get much worse? Would it bother you?
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Old 17 August 2019, 09:14 PM   #2
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It's not going to get worse as long as watchmakers keep from marking it. That is likely what originally happened. Everything else seems pretty great. You can potentially haggle them down a but if the missing paint isnt mentioned in the listing

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Old 17 August 2019, 11:39 PM   #3
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Wouldnít bother me. That dial looks great, IMO. As far as haggling it down for those tiny marks....I wouldnít count on a discount for that. Just part of the aging, charm, etc...
Perhaps those were there from a service, but typically thatís not an area that gets damaged...mostly chips, scratches, etc..on the edges from servicing.
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Old 17 August 2019, 11:40 PM   #4
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sweet dial, wouldn't bother me in the slightest, in fact it's just these kind of small quirks that we see on vintage watches that attracted me to them in the first place. Back in the day there was a lot less automation in the manufacture which made for less consistency and more character (IMO!)
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Old 17 August 2019, 11:45 PM   #5
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Good! I really like the watch, someone on another forum got me concerned about the rest of it falling off. It’s gonna be a daily wearer for sure, not gonna live in a safe.
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Old 18 August 2019, 12:32 AM   #6
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mine is my daily wearer and the watch that gets the most wrist time. A red sub is like an old leather jacket, it just keeps getting better the more you wear it!!

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Old 18 August 2019, 01:24 AM   #7
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mine is my daily wearer and the watch that gets the most wrist time. A red sub is like an old leather jacket, it just keeps getting better the more you wear it!!






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Old 18 August 2019, 02:14 AM   #8
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Love it!
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Old 18 August 2019, 02:23 AM   #9
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Nice-looking red Sub. It depends how much OCD you have. That tiny bit of missing paint probably wouldn't bug me that much, but it could be a nagging (and irrational) issue in the back of my mind.
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Old 18 August 2019, 07:46 AM   #10
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Wouldnít bother me. Looks very nice.
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Old 18 August 2019, 10:51 AM   #11
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If this bothers you then Iíd say vintage watches arenít for you. This dial is pretty much perfect. Even zoomed to the max on my phone, it only shows as a tiny dot. Itís a slight loss of paint on the matte dial of a tool watch - I wouldnít lose any sleep over it at all.


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Old 18 August 2019, 11:33 AM   #12
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If this bothers you then Iíd say vintage watches arenít for you. This dial is pretty much perfect. Even zoomed to the max on my phone, it only shows as a tiny dot. Itís a slight loss of paint on the matte dial of a tool watch - I wouldnít lose any sleep over it at all.

This. It's not an issue. Buy it.
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Old 19 August 2019, 10:13 PM   #13
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If this bothers you then Iíd say vintage watches arenít for you. This dial is pretty much perfect. Even zoomed to the max on my phone, it only shows as a tiny dot. Itís a slight loss of paint on the matte dial of a tool watch - I wouldnít lose any sleep over it at all.


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I agree with this in theory, but vintage Rolex Subs of any sort that cost upwards of $15K-$25K lost their tool watch designation long ago. These timepieces have become very expensive collectibles, and every tiny detail, even a speck of lost paint on the dial, becomes relevant. Not saying it's a big deal, but the mere fact that the issue was raised is evidence enough that it could bug some collectors/hobbyists.
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Old 19 August 2019, 11:11 PM   #14
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I think the dial is fine but on the other hand you have noticed it and you are asking what other people think. This tells me it probably bothers you. If yes, continue looking. You will not be less bothered about a details just because others aren’t.
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Old 20 August 2019, 12:10 AM   #15
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I think the chip was negligently done when servicing it...doesn't look like it will be worse over time. Looks pretty good to me (there's some dust on the 1' marker but I guess it's on the outside?)
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Old 20 August 2019, 05:23 AM   #16
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I think the dial is fine but on the other hand you have noticed it and you are asking what other people think. This tells me it probably bothers you. If yes, continue looking. You will not be less bothered about a details just because others arenít.
Iím ok with it as long as the rest doesnít fall off
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Old 20 August 2019, 06:07 AM   #17
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That is a remarkably beautiful dial, but with age will become more brittle over time and flake.
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Old 20 August 2019, 09:30 AM   #18
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Beautiful piece- wouldnít bother me.
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Old 20 August 2019, 10:28 AM   #19
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There is a repair which can be made. If properly documented you’ll correct the issue and not tank the value.
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Old 20 August 2019, 12:24 PM   #20
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How do you feel about the dial?

Looks nice to me but you have to wear it.


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Old 20 August 2019, 08:32 PM   #21
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With any luck I can go pick it up this week
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:13 AM   #22
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mine is my daily wearer and the watch that gets the most wrist time. A red sub is like an old leather jacket, it just keeps getting better the more you wear it!!



Agree! My perfect 5513 says hello:)



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