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    A couple of gray dials

    I was just having a look in the windows of a shop on Oxford Street that has a big range of Swatch brands - Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Rado, Longines, Calvin Klein, Swatch etc.

    Watch shop windows' lighting tends to bring out of the delicate intricate details, but make dial textures a bit flat, so I was impressed by the following two grey dials still looking nice and enticing:

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    (Certina Ref.: C026.407.16.087.00)

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    Last edited by Der Amf; May 30, 2015 at 03:06 PM.

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    Looking at the Certina site there's a model of the Powermatic 80 that has a touch of that Mido about it:

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    I like both but I give the edge to Certina its my opinion their finishing and detailing is a little better then Mido

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    I'll try to find real photos of the Certinas - only looked with the refence number so far

    first try:

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    Last edited by Der Amf; May 30, 2015 at 03:44 PM.

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    Wow the price difference between those two gray dials - 556 vs 767 on Anytime Watches.

    211 for a certified chronometer (both have Powermatic 80 movements)

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    Those are all very nice. Handsome, understated 3 handers are my Achilles heel

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    Those are all very nice. Handsome, understated 3 handers are my Achilles heel
    I think the second Certina could be rather more understated Double minute track, sub-divided seconds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I think the second Certina could be rather more understated Double minute track, sub-divided seconds....
    Well, it's grey....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I'll try to find real photos of the Certinas - only looked with the refence number so far

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    ^^^ I'd go with that one on the bracelet. I don't like that Mido at all - The text at all 4 'compass points' kind of kills the sunburst dial
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    I have seen the Certina with the grey dial in person and it is really a rich looking grey.

    Pictures don't due it justice when you seen one in person.
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