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    Tropical dials do you own one letís see them!

    Never thought I would ever pick a real tropical dial up until this one crossed my path. What a stunner of a dial. The radium luminous has made a sparkle to the brown UV’ed patina gilt dial. Which FYI occurred in Aden Yemen the original papers have disclosed.
    So many tropical dials are being posted and sold with damaged dials and not being truely tropical just damaged.

    Pictured with another gilt, a non tropical gilt UG poulrouter as it would have looked before the UV (black) from factory to show the difference.










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    Hereís my contrasting pair.


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    Here's my Seamaster 30 Im not sure if its Tropical or Patina. Never really understood the difference, but i do agree that too many sellers use it for watches with damaged dials[IMG] [/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matdaytona View Post
    Could I politely request that you stop posting pictures of that - itís absolutely spot on, really nice, and itís causing me som consternation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman LMAO View Post
    Could I politely request that you stop posting pictures of that - itís absolutely spot on, really nice, and itís causing me som consternation.
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    My 1680 the gold has taken a tropical hue (nipples have a great patina too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matdaytona View Post
    My 1680 the gold has taken a tropical hue (nipples have a great patina too)
    That's quite a collection you have there! Any more pictures of this beauty?

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    I'm not quite sure if this counts as tropical, looks much more brown in certain light but difficult to capture on my mediocre phone camera.


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    Last edited by jimboy; 10th February 2019 at 18:52. Reason: Pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboy View Post



    Isnít that just a brown dial? Quite a rare watch


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    Isnít that just a brown dial? Quite a rare watch


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    It is, some call it a Tropical dial, anyhoo the OP's Rolex is brown, aint it??

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    Tropical or brown?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimboy View Post
    It is, some call it a Tropical dial, anyhoo the OP's Rolex is brown, aint it??
    The Rolex watch was produced with a gloss black gilt dial similar to the UG and turned tropical (patina brown) as pictured over time due to different factors. It was not produced brown like that lovely omega Speedy in question.
    Quite a difference.

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