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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
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    haha that kinda that bad it become's good

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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 ?

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