1675 Dial- Strange Variant?

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1675 Dial- Strange Variant?

Joined: January 24th, 2011, 3:00 am

August 9th, 2012, 3:32 pm #1

I recently came across this 1675 dial and after looking through Orchi's seminal post on 1675 dial variant, still cannot for the life of me, identify this dial with any of those as posted by Orchi. The owner of this dial vouched for its authenticity. In hindsight, I should've taken a picture of the back but I didn't. Nevertheless, I recalled it having a line of numbers engraved behind.. Anyone seen this variant before?

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Joined: September 8th, 2003, 7:26 am

August 9th, 2012, 3:46 pm #2

Hi Gary, it is a later replacement 1675 dial! Has a similar long crown than the matte 16750 dials! It is a 80s Rolex replacement version!

Best!
Werner
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Joined: January 24th, 2011, 3:00 am

August 9th, 2012, 4:00 pm #3

I thought it was a matte 16750 dial due to the long crown as what you've mentioned but now I know better.
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Joined: June 28th, 2007, 12:41 am

August 9th, 2012, 4:38 pm #4

not only the Service one

you can find two version of this "Long Crown" (16750 style) dial

one is found in the late batches of 1675; this kind of dial is of regular production, and it has the "regular" Tritium in the indexes

the second one (as you correctly wrote, Service one), has the same "graphic", but NO Tritium in the indexes

it has a kind of yellowish and solid (not porous) "paste" + T25 print

so always better to check in person this kind of dials; sometimes the Service ones are relumed for to cover this kind of "solid paste"

after this batch of dial you will find the "Short Crown" Service dials (same "solid paste" in the indexes + T25 print)

but this last "Short Crown" one is very well known, easy to recognize

cheers from Italy

p.s.

why the system doesnt take the "minus" font ??
Last edited by jatucka on August 9th, 2012, 4:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 24th, 2011, 3:00 am

August 10th, 2012, 3:27 pm #5

this long crown dial dial has 2 versions, a late 5mil production and a service dial with both the same fonts. The only difference is the lume plots with the tritium index for the late production and solid yellowish no tritium for the service. So if the plots from this dial looks textured, then it should be a late production dial right? Thanks.
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