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Rolex: Thank you Bill!

Excellent comparison! I have the same two Daytonas plus a white 116520. The 16520 is my favorite for the looks but functionally I prefer the Rolex movement to the Zenith based one. Actually my 116520 gets the most wrist time but I would not want to part with any of them!
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By: Anatol
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Officine Panerai: Indeed, the 372 is all you need in 47mm!

I modified mine with a custom dial and solid caseback recently. Now it is perfect for me! Just beware that some in here will not appreciate any modification...
5M
By: Anatol
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Rolex: Nicolas is correct regarding the time frame,

However, for a gold Daytona, the value is in the condition of its case. You can always find a tritium dial, but you cannot unpolish a case. Only the early porcelain or inverted 6 dials have a superior value on their own.
7M
By: Anatol
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Patek Philippe: In the past, PP used to rhodinate its wg cases.

Rhodinated wg is just as bright as platinum. However, the rhodium plating may wear of, like gold plaque. I am not sure, though, when they stopped rhodium plating. I thought it was long before the 5205. Personally, I prefer pure white gold because of its warm shine.
8M
By: Anatol
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Officine Panerai: My favorite!

The Pre-A dial is so clean, so reduced to those iconic early fat numbers. This really may be my favorite sapphire PAM! My 002A salutes your beauty!
9M
By: Anatol
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Food & Wine: Mmh! Brings back memories of that small restaurant in Rome...

So simple and yet so delicious!
9M
By: Anatol
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Rolex: What a wonderful and rare watch!

But you are right, the hands should be dauphin. A pity because the hands are unobtainable. But still: fantastic dial and very elegant case!
9M
By: Anatol
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Officine Panerai: What a wonderful watch!

The Pre-Vendome (and the Pre-A) Panerai are incredibly charming. I really love those dials with strong patina on the big numbers! Thanks for posting it!
9M
By: Anatol
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