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Old 14 August 2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Shantung Dial?

Has anyone ever heard of this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Rolex-T...item1c357bd226

I did a search and came up with very limited info, both here and on Google.

The reason I ask is this is my dial, complete with the same markers and hands. I always thought of it as a porcelain dial. Either way, I love it!

BTW, I didn't special order it; I just asked for white with Roman and this is what they showed me. Wish I could find the original papers to see what was specified but they are long gone.

Any new info out there..?
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Old 14 August 2013, 03:40 AM   #2
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I've personally never heard it referred to as a "shantung" dial before but I'm far from the most knowledgable guy on this forum lol Someone will have more info I'm sure!
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Old 14 August 2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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The dial was an order-able one as part #13/16008-84 for the 36mm TT DJs.

The Shantung nomenclature is less certain...like names we use for Sub's Serti dials, etc...
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Old 14 August 2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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It's supposedly a fine silk thread covered dial used in Datejust and Cellini models for the Asian market. Part number: "13/16008-84"
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Old 14 August 2013, 04:30 AM   #5
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It's supposedly a fine silk thread covered dial used in Datejust and Cellini models for the Asian market. Part number: "13/16008-84"
That kinda makes sense; there is a sort of texture to it although you have to look really closely to see it.

Asian market, huh? I got mine in Miami but I ordered it through a friend who flew for Pan Am; back then Rolex offered a 50% discount to airlines employees so I jumped at that deal.

Thanks for the info!
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