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Thread: If a sunburst dial is just brushed and then painted.....

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    If a sunburst dial is just brushed and then painted.....

    ....then why can't I ever find one that is white?* This is *definitely* an invitation to say, "well what about x y or z?"

    This question has nothing to do with guilloche. But if the thread drifted in the direction of white lacquer, that would be bearable

    *no, not pale silver or champagne. White.

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    For the most part I would think you see silver more than white as pure white would lessen the sunburst effect as opposed to the reflectiveness of silver

    How about this one?

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    I'd be tempted to say it is in part to do with the paint they use.

    I imagine that pigment settling into the lower brushing areas will always tend to leave the dial with a silvery appearance.

    My head also tells me they also probably don't use opaque paint to begin with.

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    BOOM! White as a really white thing and only 50



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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    BOOM! White as a really white thing and only 50


    Presumably the looking mid gray in the third photo is the camera getting very confused by the sunburst?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Presumably the looking mid gray in the third photo is the camera getting very confused by the sunburst?
    Yes.
    Those are phone pics, I'll take one with my camera
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    Looking at it again I'm going to say it's white from some angles/lights, silverish from others. I guess the nature of a sunburst dial means there will always be more than one colour/tint to it

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    Are we in danger of slipping into a frighteningly philosophical discussion on the nature of colour?

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    White dials have cost me a small fortune as most are silver/grey.

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    I'm not sure why but white doesn't seem like a very popular color for watch dials especially outside of dress watches.


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