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    Question DIAL TYPE: 3-6-9-12 versus 2-4-6-8-10-12

    What are their origins? Are they both PILOT designs?

    Random examples:
    B&R_369-12.JPG SARG009 -even.JPG

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    I once did a poll on this topic. People prefer 12-3-6-9 to 12-2-4-6-8-10. Fools.

    Either way I want the numbers smaller than in your examples.

    Er, anyway, to your question ..... I've no idea. Shall I shut up then? Oh, okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I once did a poll on this topic. People prefer 12-3-6-9 to 12-2-4-6-8-10. Fools.

    Either way I want the numbers smaller than in your examples..
    NIVREL_01.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolitano View Post
    Yeah, thats the maximum

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    Oh I did get this recently, but the wife hijacked it, Sigh.
    Beautiful piece. Junkers Dessau.

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    DIAL TYPE: 3-6-9-12 versus 2-4-6-8-10-12

    I'm excessively splattering this pic all over the forum today, but it makes an interesting case for just cardinal arabics.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418085684.520949.jpg

    But then I also have this one:



    Makes me wonder if putting arabics on the even numbers was a way to work around the traditional two-subdial pilot's chronograph.

    Then there's this Ebel 1911 Senior:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418086042.328555.jpg

    ...which I happen to be wearing today. Sorta the hip take on even numbers.

    Rick "who doesn't seem to be too picky on the topic" Denney
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    The Tangomat


    The Explorer 1


    These both have larger numerals, but both favorites. As for the origin, probably some clock.
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    DIAL TYPE: 3-6-9-12 versus 2-4-6-8-10-12

    I like both




    but I think 3-6-9-12 just edges it for me
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