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Old 19 August 2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Diamond Dial Manly?

I have a DJII Fluted Silver Stick Dial.. I think the Datejust fills my need in the "dressy" category.

Lately I've seen rhodium diamond dials on this watch and think it looks great.

I have an interesting relationship w my silver stick dial. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I get confused by the way it changes shades.

So I've been considering changing the dial for a while now. I have a Jewler who will do it but I don't know which dial to choose.

The rhodium really catches my eye, but leaves me questioning-

Do men really wear diamonds?
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Old 19 August 2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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Sure, why not? Just make sure the dial is OEM and appropriate to the model.
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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This man most certainly won't... But to each his own
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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i like them on certain models. its up to you...
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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When I start my new career in pimpin - I will go full on diamond everything! :D
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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Sure, lots of men wear diamonds. Personally, diamonds on the bezel is a no-no but diamond hour markers, especially on the dj/djii, are more subtle and add a touch of classiness.
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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I'm not for any kind of bling in men's watches, and diamonds, in the bezel or on the dial, are bling. Just my opinion.
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:40 PM   #9
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not me but to each their own,,enjoy!
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:48 PM   #10
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I have a DJII Fluted Silver Stick Dial.. I think the Datejust fills my need in the "dressy" category.

Lately I've seen rhodium diamond dials on this watch and think it looks great.

I have an interesting relationship w my silver stick dial. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I get confused by the way it changes shades.

So I've been considering changing the dial for a while now. I have a Jewler who will do it but I don't know which dial to choose.

The rhodium really catches my eye, but leaves me questioning-

Do men really wear diamonds?
Having re-read your post, it seems that it the rhodium that catches your eye; just how important are the diamonds? Double check,because Rolex does not permitmcerain dials to be put into watches after original shipment. For you info, I have a rhodium dial on my DJ, and I could not be happier. See...?
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:53 PM   #11
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I personally don't find diamonds manly in any context. That depends on your definition of manly though. Everyone's opinion of the male archetype is different. For me, it's Steve McQueen, Abraham Lincoln, Dan Gable, Ernest Hemingway, Bill Halsey, Paul Newman, John Irving. I just don't see those guys wearing diamonds.
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Old 19 August 2013, 12:58 PM   #12
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When someone says "manly," a diamond adorned Rolex isn't the first image that's conjured in my mind. Having said that, nothing wrong with it if that's what appeals to you.
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Old 19 August 2013, 01:09 PM   #13
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Old 19 August 2013, 01:17 PM   #14
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I never looked at it in terms of masculinity. A diamond dial is a dial with diamonds on it, it's not gender specific. It's definitely not a casual jeans and t-shirt watch, but it'd be awesome paired with dress slacks and collared shirt or a business suit look.
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Old 19 August 2013, 01:20 PM   #15
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I think a black dial with diamonds would be nice... But I went stick...
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Old 19 August 2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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I think it depends on who's wearing it, some carry a diamond dialed watch really well whereas is a fail on others:)
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Old 19 August 2013, 03:16 PM   #17
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I think real manly men have the confidence to wear what they want - including diamonds - without giving a fig about what judgements others will make.
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Old 19 August 2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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I only like diamonds on the dial of DJ or DD models, especially black dials. I'm not a diamond bezel person.
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Old 19 August 2013, 03:25 PM   #19
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I like mine. If you like it, do it. It's you who make it a "manly" watch. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1376889896.118505.jpg
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Old 19 August 2013, 03:25 PM   #20
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I think real manly men have the confidence to wear what they want - including diamonds - without giving a fig about what judgements others will make.
My thoughts exactly. If you have the confidence to wear it then you are good to go.
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Old 19 August 2013, 03:33 PM   #21
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Not into diamonds for myself but I can appreciate a decked out watch on a man.
It's like I prefer my wife with little to know makeup but a blonde done to the nines certainly won't offend me:)
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Old 19 August 2013, 04:54 PM   #22
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I think real manly men have the confidence to wear what they want - including diamonds - without giving a fig about what judgements others will make.
I agree. It is how one carries himself with confidence and tasteful style.
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Old 19 August 2013, 06:13 PM   #23
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Personally, I don't care for diamonds on watches...whether they're worn by men or women. Accents on a watch should be subtle and enhance the watch. The watch should not enhance the accents. I feel diamonds tend to overshadow the watch. On a man's watch, this can become even more obvious, as they are generally larger watches, and so it's more evident.

On a very small woman's watch, it's harder to see and such a watch is really pure jewelry to begin with.

For that matter, i'm not big on precious metal watches...for much the same reason.

But, we all have our own taste and much remain true to that.
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Old 19 August 2013, 06:21 PM   #24
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Not my taste, but looks good. Go for it if you're wanting a change.
You'll still have the original dial and can switch back if you get tired of it.
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Old 19 August 2013, 07:09 PM   #25
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I have seen men pull it off with no problem, really depends on the person.
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Old 19 August 2013, 07:18 PM   #26
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not my thing, but to each his own
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Old 19 August 2013, 11:14 PM   #27
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Yet another matter of personal preference. Go for what pleases you.
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Old 19 August 2013, 11:21 PM   #28
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Old 19 August 2013, 11:34 PM   #29
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I have and wear occasionally a half carat or so diamond solitaire ring. I like them and think they look okay on men as long as it is not too "blingy". It seems that in the sunlight, a diamond dialed watch would wink so much it would be hard to see the correct time right away as with a standard sub dial.
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Old 19 August 2013, 11:40 PM   #30
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I only wear my diamond dial as my "dress watch". I don't consider it my daily watch. I have my GMT2 SS for that
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