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    Quote Originally Posted by Imitation of Life View Post
    This thread seems like a good excuse to introduce my newest arrival.


    Your arm looks weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker View Post
    Your arm looks weird.
    I hear those upholstered sport coats are all the rage in the big city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Those two watches make me wonder if there should be a thread entitled: Applied Roman Numerals: Can They Ever Work?
    Omega has a number of watches with applied roman numerals. On this Deville Hour Vision, it works pretty well as it uses a san serif font, and the numerals have the kind of beveling we tend to associate with applied indices.



    It is however less successful on this Deville Prestige, as they used a serif font, but it's difficult to achieve the subtle serifs with an applied numeral, and so it looks a bit clumsy in my opinion.



    This is a Patek annual calendar with lumed applied roman numerals, which just looks crude and unbalanced in my view.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker View Post
    Your arm looks weird.
    But the tattoo of my username is pretty cool, right?

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    On that PP I can see 6 features that seem horrible to me....but I like the train track. Very nice ; )

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    First, my Ludwig says hi to Imitation's.

    Nomos Ludwig Front Small.JPG

    I'm an equal opportunity dial employer. Here's another printed one that looks pretty good to me:

    Maurice Lacroix Nov 2014 Small 1.jpg

    OTOH, the applied look isn't too shabby, either:

    Breguet Sweater small.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I believe we've had this conversation , but the blurb says it was painted animal lacquer?

    http://www.nivrel.com/en/collection/...-manuelle.html
    Sounds like you've got road kill on your watch dial..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Sounds like you've got road kill on your watch dial..
    I was wondering how you extract the lacquer from the animal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I was wondering how you extract the lacquer from the animal
    Ask it nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Those two watches make me wonder if there should be a thread entitled: Applied Roman Numerals: Can They Ever Work?
    Here's my answer to that one:



    But back on topic, here are a couple of watches with screened markers (also Romans) that look deep and rich without being minimalist:





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