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    One of my favourite watches has Arabic numerals printed on, I just remembered. Ahem.

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    I'm not normally a fan of Roman numerals but that Ebel is lovely. Reminiscent of old pocket watch dials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    I'm not normally a fan of Roman numerals but that Ebel is lovely. Reminiscent of old pocket watch dials.
    When you see that Ebel can get all 28 pieces of applied metal on the dial accurately, you wonder why some other companies can't even get the 1 and 2 of "12" level with one another

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    When you see that Ebel can get all 28 pieces of applied metal on the dial accurately, you wonder why some other companies can't even get the 1 and 2 of "12" level with one another
    Yes it's nicely done, though I was referring to the chronograph with my comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Yes it's nicely done, though I was referring to the chronograph with my comment.
    Oops sorry : )

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    I've always liked these RR style Ball watches with the printed enameled dials. Favorite feature is the Ball&Co in the 7.

    Ball Trainmaster 60 Seconds II


    Ball Trainmaster Power Reserve

    The Ball EMII Officer goes in a different direction


    Longines Legend Diver is quite popular


    Most Nomos will fall here so I should add the Metro


    The dial on this Zenith is striking, but the extra long hands are what really makes this watch work.


    This Anonimo WayFarer II has one of the more colorful printed dials. The WayFarer I was more mono tone.
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    Not perhaps technically "beautiful", but I really like this look and find it very well executed:

    20140301_wruw1.jpg

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    Yeah when I framed the question I wasn't really thinking of lumed dials (I would happily live in a lume-free world) but I guess printing is printing

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    On a dress watch I far prefer applied indexes. Markers, ideally, over any numerals.

    Lumed divers aren't really printed.
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    On your Orion I believe the indices are pressed rather than applied. Presumably guarantees accuracy?

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