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    Roman numerals and red Sunday

    What is the story behind these in the date window? Just a fun feature or used in specific countries or perhaps maritime? My 6309-7040 has Roman numerals and I find I often wear it on Sundays just to see the red square. It also has mon/tue/wed but I like this. Google didn't help much but perhaps here someone knows.
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    Roman numerals and red Sunday

    Some pics might help. Not near my own watch so pics from the interweb.



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    The I through VI an red square are for those places that do not use the western Monday, Tuesday, etc. week....

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    Roman numerals and red Sunday

    Thanks but the question remains which places these are. And why Sunday is red and not a Roman seven (VII).

    On wiki I found this:
    In the Baltics and Russia, the days of the week, are often written as Roman numbers, I being Monday.

    But not really sure if seiko aimed for these regions thirty years ago.

    Funniest answer I found for red Sunday so far is to warn you your workweek is about to start.....
    Last edited by Glen Goyne; 20th February 2013 at 14:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Thanks but the question remains which places these are. And why Sunday is red and not a Roman seven (VII).

    On wiki I found this:
    In the Baltics and Russia, the days of the week, are often written as Roman numbers, I being Monday.

    But not really sure if seiko aimed for these regions thirty years ago.

    Funniest answer I found for red Sunday so far is to warn you your workweek is about to start.....
    I think that Seiko has always taken the scatter gun approach to markets: aim at the market, sure, but make sure that you produce a enormously wide variety at a wide range of prices, so that for any watch wearing entity, there will be at least one model which will appeal.

    Best wishes,
    Bob

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    Took a pic on Sunday. Still don't get it but I like it!


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