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    **** Roman numerals yes or no ****










    I was glancing through my collection and I realized I did not have many had a couple of old timex and think a Russian and maybe have a couple of quartz in a box somewhere that I don't use


    so do I dis-like them no if I like the watch they are on I might buy the watch.... but would I search out a watch with them on particular no probably not


    do you actively look for them or hate them lol if so why ?


    as I said I am a bit meh to the whole thing I'm a take it or leave it


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    My problem with roman numerals is that they're a signifier of A Classy Expensive Watch and designers often seem to think that if they slap them on their dial then the watch will look classy and expensive.

    Similar problem with guilloche dials - the real thing is really really hard to do, and some manufacturers think that moulding their dial to look like guilloche looks Oh So Impressive.

    I like things to look like they really are, and so I find details like this on a cheap watch a bit like the lipstick on the proverbial pig.

    (I used to have a Shanghai with these two things, and they were so unconvincingly done, and put on such a fat nugget of a watch, that the haplessness itself became charming )

    (I still gave it away, mind )
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    I like roman numerals on some watches, but on another day I prefer stick markers, or Arabic.

    Here's some of mine with Romans












    Or you can have both!

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    Romans and Arabic numerals together remind me of Leviticus 19:19: "Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee"

    PS love the Parnis at the top!^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Romans and Arabic numerals together remind me of Leviticus 19:19: "Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee"

    PS love the Parnis at the top!^^^^




    The Parnis is a mod project btw, replace the dial with this one, and still planning on putting blued breguet hands in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post

    If you're going to indulge in perverse californification, do it properly:

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    Seems I don't like them. Which surprised me as I didn't think I was swayed either way.
    I had to go and check but I only have two watches with Roman numerals, both of which Mrs Wife bought for me while I was elsewhere. (Oh and one of the MWC watches but I don't count those)
    Most of mine either have no numbers at all or are 3-6-9-12 dials.
    I do like that Tissot and the bulova, and both the Parnis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I like roman numerals on some watches, but on another day I prefer stick markers, or Arabic.

    Here's some of mine with Romans












    Or you can have both!
    now that I like but then I like coin cases
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    If you're going to indulge in perverse californification, do it properly:

    califorked.JPG

    haha that kinda that bad it become's good
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchy View Post
    Seems I don't like them. Which surprised me as I didn't think I was swayed either way.
    I had to go and check but I only have two watches with Roman numerals, both of which Mrs Wife bought for me while I was elsewhere. (Oh and one of the MWC watches but I don't count those)
    Most of mine either have no numbers at all or are 3-6-9-12 dials.
    I do like that Tissot and the bulova, and both the Parnis.
    yeah I go for the pan type dial a lot with the 3-6-9-12 but the bulova is good I should really have shown some more of the not so good Roman dials haha

    which mwc had the Roman dial then ? can't remember that one ?
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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