Rainbow subdials on 116520

Rome1680
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Rome1680
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Joined: April 22nd, 2012, 12:09 am

March 31st, 2018, 2:26 am #1

Has anyone seen this rainbow effect before on a 116520 dial?

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Joined: January 27th, 2008, 8:58 am

March 31st, 2018, 7:26 am #2

This is just a guess, but I'd say it is possible someone has baked the dial to try to achieve a cream effect as is seen in some 116520 dials & the heat has oxidised them.
As I say this is only a guess.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 31st, 2018, 10:46 am #3

Has anyone seen this rainbow effect before on a 116520 dial?

That notch at 3 coupled with the weird typography tell me that the dial is refinished.
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Rome1680
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March 31st, 2018, 12:53 pm #4

I should have been more careful in that watchmaker's shop yesterday. I didn't even see the notch at 3 until I uploaded the image last night and posted it here. I'm used to focusing only on vintage, and the quality of the printing on this dial really fooled me, if it is a refinish. I'm not familiar with the minor typography nuances on modern Daytona dials, as I am with those on old sports models. The subdials intrigued me, as I had not seen that effect before.

Live and learn!

Thank you so much for the feedback.

I could not have collected what I have without the graciousness of those who have shared such valuable information on this forum.
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Joined: October 21st, 2008, 8:48 am

March 31st, 2018, 4:07 pm #5

That notch at 3 coupled with the weird typography tell me that the dial is refinished.
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Joined: May 18th, 2011, 10:20 pm

March 31st, 2018, 4:27 pm #6

That notch at 3 coupled with the weird typography tell me that the dial is refinished.
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Joined: May 18th, 2011, 10:20 pm

March 31st, 2018, 4:56 pm #7

but he waited more than ten years in a box before finding its savior (nicely restaured) and found its place in a vintage chrono.
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