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Old 18 May 2019, 02:26 AM   #1
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Need your opinion about this 16520 dial

Hi mates,

My knowledge for watches is not yet good enough to know what is good and what's to avoid in the 16520 Daytona world.

Here is an - oxidized - dial. Is it a nice patina or is it because of water? Or did someone put it in the oven ? Is it something to search for or to really avoid ?

Many thanks for considering my request guys !

Have a nice week-end !
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Old 18 May 2019, 05:28 AM   #2
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How about a larger and better quality photo.
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Old 18 May 2019, 05:35 AM   #3
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How about a larger and better quality photo.
That's the maximum that is allowed on this forum unfortunately...
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Old 18 May 2019, 05:43 AM   #4
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The subdials have nice color but I see where the black part looks rough and oxidized. I have a w serial that almost turned a more matte than shiny color but that one In the pic looks a little like sandpaper. I wouldn’t recommend it because who knows what some did or didn’t do to it. Hard to say and better closeups would help
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Old 18 May 2019, 05:45 AM   #5
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Do the "upside down 6" dials naturally oxidise?

I thought that it was the later mk4 dials which are known for this.
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Old 18 May 2019, 05:55 AM   #6
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The inverted 6 can turn a light brown but the w,s, and t serial usually turn darker more like brown sugar color
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Old 18 May 2019, 05:58 AM   #7
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it is a N serie which has a dial looking like sandpaper, I find it strange but need your opinions.
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Old 18 May 2019, 06:03 AM   #8
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Tinypic. Com.... You can make any size pic
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Old 18 May 2019, 01:22 PM   #9
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That's the maximum that is allowed on this forum unfortunately...
You can post much, much larger photos than the one from your first post.
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Old 19 May 2019, 04:00 AM   #10
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Looks like someone tried to bake it into a Patrizzi dial and failed.
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Old 19 May 2019, 06:15 AM   #11
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The inverted 6 can turn a light brown but the w,s, and t serial usually turn darker more like brown sugar color

Can you tell me which dials this range covers, presumably the upside down 6 and the version which followed it, and roughly which years this range covers please?

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Old 19 May 2019, 07:14 AM   #12
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That's the maximum that is allowed on this forum unfortunately...
Use a third party hosting site like imgur or the tapatalk app.
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Old 19 May 2019, 05:36 PM   #13
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here it is mates
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Old 19 May 2019, 09:37 PM   #14
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What’s the price? Full set?
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Old 20 May 2019, 08:39 PM   #15
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What’s the price? Full set?
Full set, 32 k€. Just is this dial a big sh*t or just a normal oxidation?
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Old 20 May 2019, 10:25 PM   #16
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My guess would be normal oxidation but hard to tell with just one pic... at that price there are more options out there
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Old 21 May 2019, 03:32 AM   #17
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Hard to tell what is going on here, definitely better examples out there. I would swerve
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Old 21 May 2019, 04:09 AM   #18
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I don't understand this sand papier dial....Have you ever saw that kind of "patina" ?
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Old 21 May 2019, 04:50 AM   #19
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I don't understand this sand papier dial....Have you ever saw that kind of "patina" ?
Yes. The gloss on the dial, lacquer or whatever it is, has deteriorated. It happens. I don't see any evidence which indicates the dial was baked or chemically altered.
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Old 21 May 2019, 04:51 AM   #20
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Lighting is odd... can you request a daylight photo? Price sounds ambitious, but given the market today...
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Old 21 May 2019, 04:55 AM   #21
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What serial is this watch? This appears to be a MK 3, but the fonts look off, particularly the sub-dials.

Just so you know, the 16520 dial has a thin layer of clear lacquer, and it appears that the lacquer has bubbled up on this particular watch.
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Old 21 May 2019, 05:16 AM   #22
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Yes. The gloss on the dial, lacquer or whatever it is, has deteriorated. It happens. I don't see any evidence which indicates the dial was baked or chemically altered.
Good to know, thank you ! About this detoriation, is it a "normal" detoriation or it shows an issue of waterproof, etc...
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Old 21 May 2019, 05:27 AM   #23
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Fonts look fine to me on the subdials
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