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    Could you spoil a watch any more in one fell swoop ?

    Was just browsing and fell over this ..... errrrrm ......

    How could a manufacturer spoil a dial look so much ?

    If the subdials encroachment of so many of the main hour numerals wasn’t bad enough, they encroach on the railway track and the 15 and 45 markers too, ......then they thought let’s completely ruin it with a 45 degree date window..........

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    Have you got a worse example of a ruined dial ?

    Or ... do you actually like this look ?
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    Somehow it’s the ‘7’ being un-nibbled that really stands out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Somehow it’s the ‘7’ being un-nibbled that really stands out.

    And the 5 is not in the right spot due to the awful date location.

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    Or ... do you actually like this look ?
    No, it's horrible. So horrible, I actually own one (with the black dial) just to stop the potential epidemics to spread

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    And while I agree with everything you said, the watch, with the exception of the date, is in fact, almost a copy of it's 1951 predecessor. Strangely enough, on the wrist, I tend to forget its sins. No idea why. Guess I can't give this one away...


    P.S.: Now that I can compare the pics, I'm not sure I would trust on that Longines real provenance.
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    Your pics make yours look classy though

    I can still see the flaws in the design though

    or maybe it’s just not as “in your face” ?
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    Plenty of vintage chronographs had this look. Were you aware of that before you started this thread?

    There seems to be a trend around here of people slagging watches because of some design element not to their subjective liking. Tends to put a damper on any real discussion of the watches themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
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    Seen in this light, I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzmaster View Post
    Plenty of vintage chronographs had this look. Were you aware of that before you started this thread?

    There seems to be a trend around here of people slagging watches because of some design element not to their subjective liking. Tends to put a damper on any real discussion of the watches themselves.
    Nope I wasn’t aware, I just thought this was a rare example.

    I just don’t like subdials that are just plonked over other elements of the watch dial, that’s my main gripe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I just don’t like subdials that are just plonked over other elements of the watch dial, that’s my main gripe.
    I don’t disagree with that sentiment. On vintage chronos though, it often comes with the territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Your pics make yours look classy though

    I can still see the flaws in the design though

    or maybe it’s just not as “in your face” ?
    Yes, the flaws are all there but, somehow, the pics tend to call too much attention to them. I think pics usually do that. Photos are often great to let us be aware of some design details, but they also can focus too much on the tree and may loose a bit of the forest. But that's one of the reasons we like them, isn't it?

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