Matte dials for 16753, do they really exist?

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Matte dials for 16753, do they really exist?

Joined: May 9th, 2012, 10:56 am

April 13th, 2016, 10:42 am #1

I have an excellent 16753, 2-tone gmt with black nipple dial. The dial is "glossy gone matte" and looks nice... But the matte black (or brown) on the 1675/3 looks way better.
I didn't think there were any matte dials for the 16753, but came across this article today. The watch is a 16753, but with a beautiful chocolate brown nipple dial. The dial is definitely for the 16753 as it doesn't have the solid gold coronet that the 1675/3 has.
http://www.watchcollectinglifestyle.com ... -ref-16753


I've been googling all morning but can't find any more 16753's with a matte dial.

So... Do the matte dials, black or brown, really exist for the 16753? Looks like they do, but are they super rare and impossible to find?
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 3:37 pm

April 13th, 2016, 4:48 pm #2

although pictures by some dealers do seem to show a matte dial but these are likely
due to the lighting or the angle of the photo. Matte dial "Root Beer" only came in
the ref. 1675/3 and 1675/8 from what I have gathered.

Any differing view to this from the experts?

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Joined: February 14th, 2012, 10:24 pm

April 13th, 2016, 7:30 pm #3

I have an excellent 16753, 2-tone gmt with black nipple dial. The dial is "glossy gone matte" and looks nice... But the matte black (or brown) on the 1675/3 looks way better.
I didn't think there were any matte dials for the 16753, but came across this article today. The watch is a 16753, but with a beautiful chocolate brown nipple dial. The dial is definitely for the 16753 as it doesn't have the solid gold coronet that the 1675/3 has.
http://www.watchcollectinglifestyle.com ... -ref-16753


I've been googling all morning but can't find any more 16753's with a matte dial.

So... Do the matte dials, black or brown, really exist for the 16753? Looks like they do, but are they super rare and impossible to find?
but the 16753's that I have seen with a matte appearance did not start that way. I believe they look matte because they have lost their clear coat due to age and appear matte from an angle. Most of the time these dials do not age evenly so they have blemishes and imperfections.

I have also seen gloss dials on SD's and Subs that have the same issue and are described as "gone matte".

I have never seen a 16753 dial that started matte like the 1675/3 or 1675/8 dials. Here is one of my watches I would describe as gone matte.



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Joined: May 9th, 2012, 10:56 am

April 14th, 2016, 9:33 am #4

Mine is like that too, "glossy gone matte". But still a big difference to the the the matte dials.

But the photos in the article I linked in the first post, the dial definitely looks lite a real matte dial. Doesn't it?
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Joined: February 14th, 2012, 10:24 pm

April 14th, 2016, 3:31 pm #5

from the angle but the picture straight on the dial is not the best. Anything is possible maybe a member has one they can post but I have never seen one.

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