Red Sub chocolate dials

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Red Sub chocolate dials

Joined: January 16th, 2010, 11:11 am

August 2nd, 2012, 8:53 am #1

Hi lads, I picked up a nice a Mk2 meters first red Submariner today ( Thanks Jed) that has a dial that has started to turn quite a distinct chocolate colour at the very bottom of the dial between the 7 and 5 hr markers.

I have heard and read conflicting reports as to the timeframe that this dial colour change process takes place.

Is it a process that took place early on in the life of the watch and is now stable or is it an ongoing process where the watch needs a little more sunlight (or some other mysterious phenomenon) to complete the change?

What's the general consensus?

Has anyone here had a mk2/3 red sub, or Mk2 DRSD for that matter, since new or for a long period of time and actually observed the dial changing colour over time?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as always.

Cheers
Pete
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fletch01
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August 2nd, 2012, 9:30 am #2

MK 2 Thincase 1665

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but here are some more infos

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Marcus
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Joined: January 16th, 2010, 11:11 am

August 2nd, 2012, 10:17 am #3

Did your dials change colour decades ago or has it been ongoing?

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Pete
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Joined: January 16th, 2010, 11:11 am

August 2nd, 2012, 10:20 am #4

..he seems to think these dials changed colour in the first few years and then stabilized.

Any other experiences?

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August 2nd, 2012, 10:34 am #5

Did your dials change colour decades ago or has it been ongoing?

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Pete
became brown already and i think it works in the darkness of the safe...........it´s crazy, but this is what i perceive.......also the tritium change the colour

i wear it also in the sun......maybe it´s the combination of wearing in the sund and then it goes in the darkness of the safe.....i don´t know....but i like it very much

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