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Thread: Show Us Your Grey Dials

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    Show Us Your Grey Dials

    Have we done this one before? If so, I couldn't find it.

    So, show us your grey dials. Slate, graphite, faded, ghost, gunmetal, smoke: what have you got?

    Here's recent arrival (1967 Omega Seamaster in the middle) flanked by two 1969 Smiths Astrals.








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    Lovely thread idea! And now I need a grey dial watch...!

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    i was going to sell this watch but due to this thread realise it's the only grey dial watch I have. Hmm!


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    1967 / 68 Constellation, 168 017, grey starburst dial. Well preserved, if I say so myself, and keeps extremely good time following service - a few years ago now - by Duncan at Genesis.



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    ^That constellation is beautiful.

    My only grey dial, lovely sunburst but I haven't managed to take a pic too do it justice.


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    Very, very nice indeed, Tetlee.

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    I wonder if the same company made the Rolex and Omega dials? They look identical.

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    Show Us Your Grey Dials

    Those Astrals are lovely but this is my ‘grey’ dial.

    Marketed a S Glacier Blue but it looks more like grey than blue to me!
    Last edited by paw3001; 22nd April 2021 at 22:25.

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    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    My one and only grey dial, but I really like the sunburst effect....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    1967 / 68 Constellation, 168 017, grey starburst dial. Well preserved, if I say so myself, and keeps extremely good time following service - a few years ago now - by Duncan at Genesis.



    What a lovely watch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    My only grey dial, lovely sunburst
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Steve View Post
    My one and only grey dial, but I really like the sunburst effect....
    Can't decide which one of you put it better.


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    1974 Smiths "Quasar", the only quartz watch ever made in the UK (I think).

    I believe there are 6 working examples, of which only mine has the box.


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    One of my faves...

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    I'm a sucker for grey dials (especially sunburst) - here's one of mine.

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    Mostly grey


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    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    I did have this one:



    Just this one remains:

    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 23rd April 2021 at 17:07.

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    Ah, you beat me to it.

    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    Predominantly grey:


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    My grab and go...





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    This thread is best viewed in black and white.

    Do we rate these watches on the "greyscale"?

    Did any come from grey dealers?

    Do you dye the roots?

    etc etc

    :-)

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    The 'Grey Ghost'.


















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    50 Shades Of

    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post

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    Love it, I’m gutted I didn’t pick up one of these when I had a chance!

    Here’s mine:


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    Oh go on then

    You and I remember Budapest very differently.

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    I love a dark grey sunburst dial. Must get more.:)


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    Light grey Seiko

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    So far I think Mr Curta is smashing this thread. What an eclectic collection!

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    I think a few of the "grey" dials on this thread are black versions masquerading as grey.

    I think this is my only other grey dial watch.

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    The best grey dial of all: platinum.


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    Show Us Your Grey Dials

    I really like grey dials, but don’t currently own one.

    I used to have this - great looking watch but a major disappointment.

    https://i.imgur.com/QXvfQ17.jpg

    I also had one of these - nice looking and enjoyable, but not quite special enough to keep.

    https://i.imgur.com/yFdtmlB.jpg

    Simon

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    Current grey dials:








    Does half-grey count?




    And a few I've had in the past:










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    Looking at this thread perhaps TZ members own the majority of X33 MKI and MKII in the wild? I think not many were bought by the public when for sale.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    sweet!

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    A couple more I forgot..



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    My lovely Eterna Tangaroa - bought on a whim but made me want more of the brand in my collection.


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    I only have one but it’s a favourite
    I much prefer the lighter grey dials to the later service replacements which were a darker grey / black

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    old pic but me daily 1 piece does all watch. wear this 90% of the time
    was telling me good pal/ AD who got me it , the 5990 has ruined watches for me
    it has more or less stopped me wanting other watches.


    Last edited by alanski; 26th April 2021 at 14:52.

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