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Old 26 August 2019, 04:46 AM   #1
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Icon20 Ice Blue dial variations over the years?

I recall an article I read which detailed the (sometimes drastic) colour variations that occurred in the famous ice blue/glacier blue dials placed on platinum Rolexes. I cannot find it now, but I recall it demonstrated the way the blue ranged from very faint to (nowadays) far more obviously blue.

Can those on this forum help me out? Am I completely wrong? Are there really significant colour variations? Direct comparison pictures deeply appreciated.
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Old 27 August 2019, 12:02 AM   #2
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I recall an article I read which detailed the (sometimes drastic) colour variations that occurred in the famous ice blue/glacier blue dials placed on platinum Rolexes. I cannot find it now, but I recall it demonstrated the way the blue ranged from very faint to (nowadays) far more obviously blue.

Can those on this forum help me out? Am I completely wrong? Are there really significant colour variations? Direct comparison pictures deeply appreciated.
Are you asking about vintage Day-Dates? You might be better off posting this on the general forum if this question pertains to more modern Rolexes.
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Old 27 August 2019, 04:46 AM   #3
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Are you asking about vintage Day-Dates? You might be better off posting this on the general forum if this question pertains to more modern Rolexes.
I am asking about vintage Day Dates, yes.
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Old 27 August 2019, 04:56 AM   #4
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I am asking about vintage Day Dates, yes.
I believe ice blue is a modern dial color and not vintage. If there is an ice blue dial on a vintage piece then it is most likely an aftermarket dial and didnt come from Rolex.
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Old 27 August 2019, 05:34 AM   #5
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I’ve seen pale Day-Dates that are pretty far from my dial color. Although they have the same name, that’s where the similarity ends. Mine is a definite blue, but can look silver or greenish in some lights.
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Some may be light dependent... My DD bought this year is fairly pale in sunlight but darker at other times





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Same with Daytona



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