3940J subdial discoloration

Dec 02, 2019,21:04 PM

I am looking at a 3940J that is priced approximately $6K below market value and noticed day of the week subdial at 9 o’clock has some severe discoloration. What are your thoughts on this? Is it a deal breaker? Because it is priced so low, I could easily send it for a full service at HSWA and still come out on top, but would service replace the subdial? Thoughts?

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That color feature is intentional

 By: Chromatic Fugue : December 2nd, 2019-21:09
There’s a thread about this (“information about the 3940) that was active earlier today. Happy hunting!

Yes, it's like that on many dials. However,...

 By: LX : December 2nd, 2019-22:08
...the more important question you need to ask yourself and answer it honestly: are you sure you will be happy wearing a 36mm watch? I do have small wrists and the answer is still a clear "no". For me, the sweet spot is somewhere between 38 and 42mm. If y... 

I do agree. I just bought a 5905P that is 42mm and arriving on Wednesday (pics forthcoming!) so I do feel the 3940 at 36mm will just feel too small. My 5130R world time at 39mm even feels small as I'm used to wearing my 41mm Royal Oak. That said I did

 By: @Patek_Ambassador : December 2nd, 2019-23:12
Previously own a 5035 and sold it, though it was more to do with the poorly executed and cluttered dial with ineffective and seemingly pointless and inelegant lume than because of the size. I don’t think the 5035 was too small (37mm), but it certainly did... 

Me any my 17 cm or 71/4 inch wrist have been down this road.

 By: cpbmd : December 3rd, 2019-11:37
For me 36 mm is just too small. Sold my 36 mm pieces a number of years ago. Despite all my efforts I was never comfortable with the size. . My sweet spot is 38-41 mm as well. I love my 38mm annual calendar. And my 41 mm Perpetual Chronograph.


 By: Jurry : December 2nd, 2019-23:01
You’re telling us that this discoloration in one sundial only is intentional?


 By: Jurry : December 2nd, 2019-23:51
That must be the weirdest day night indicator I’ve ever seen


 By: Thomahof : December 3rd, 2019-06:25
That's probably why they changed it for the second series. Thomas

If you like it and the price is right I say....

 By: NautNut : December 3rd, 2019-17:50
...get it. Then send it in to PP for service. Their restoration department is without peer in my opinion. It will look brand new when you get it back.