Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

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    Nov 2013

    Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    So I just 3 watches and thus I guess I've got a long long way to go, but I'm noticing a pattern. I have 3 watches, two are black (imo different colors of black but is that even a thing, lol?). The last is a dark blue, very dark in most lighting. Now I've told myself multiple times I'd get a white dial. A few GS's were MUST buys and then well I bought a black dialed one as it was amazing when I saw better pictures. I was going to get a dress watch with a white/silver dial, but then I saw this midnight nomos. My first watch was going to be a bright blue, but I got black with a bit of a blue hint to the crystal.

    So who cares about why I'm twisted. Anyone else find themselves buying similar colored/styled watches and people wondering what is wrong with them for not mixing it up?

    I even had an IWC dealer look at my watch and say "well this is pretty close to what you have, perhaps this would mix things up a bit". To which I kinda paused and said "well, there's a reason I bought this one. I like it".

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    Jan 2016
    I gravitate towards dark dials too, they just seem to have more/better detail and "life" to them.

    The exception being a Meteorite dial (if you've never saw one, they are quite beautiful and no 2 are the same)

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    Member dantan's Avatar
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    Dec 2014
    Western Australia

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    This is pretty common! It is good that you purchase what you like. I generally purchase dark dial Watches, but lately, I have been trying to balance my collection a little.
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    A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down
    H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Centre Seconds
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
    Officine Panerai Radiomir PAM 720
    Rolex Submariner 114060 (No Date)
    Cartier Santos WSSA0010
    Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+
    Seiko SKX007
    Seiko SKX009
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
    Casio G-Shock GA-700
    Casio G-Shock DW-5600E
    And others (not really worth mentioning)

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  5. #4
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    Feb 2015

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    My white or lighter dials outnumber my dark dials by quite a large margin. But I do have another dark dial on the way.

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    May 2016
    Chicago, IL

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    I started out with a lot of black dials, but now am gravitating more towards white. Still hunting for the perfect blue dial. Also have been intrigued by a lot of silver dialed watches as well. I think it goes in waves. Once you bought a couple dark, you'll tend to go towards light, and vice versa.

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    Member captainmorbid's Avatar
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    Mar 2016
    Edmonton Alberta

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    Out of my 12, 2 aren't black...

    I just noticed...

    Kind of want a green one next!

    Sent from my iPhone accidentally, due to the gate being left ajar

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    Member Crate410's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Agrabah (Or somewhere similar)

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    My collection are all dark dials except for one watch. I prefer them.

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    Watch List:

    Mont Blanc Star XXL Automatic (Ref. 101644)
    Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 17 RS (Ref. CAV511A.BA0902)
    Rolex Explorer 39mm (Ref. 214270)
    Omega Speedmaster Pro Sapphire Sandwich (Ref. 3573.50)
    Rolex Submariner (Ref. 114060)
    Tudor Heritage Black Bay (Ref. 79230B)
    Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 (Ref. CV01AJ.BA0727)
    IWC Ingenieur (Ref. 3227)
    Oris Aquis Date 43.5mm
    IWC Ingenieur (Ref. 3239)
    Mont Blanc Star 4810 Automatic (Ref. 102340)
    Rolex Datejust II (Ref. 116300)

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    Sponsor Timeless Luxury Watches's Avatar
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    Jan 2010

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    I typically like white dials more although I've got a pretty broad variety of black, silver and white dial watches. My latest one was the North Flag which is black dial only.

    Edit: I actually forgot, I just ordered a G-Shock today so that's black too.
    Last edited by Timeless Luxury Watches; June 29th, 2016 at 10:58.

  10. #9
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    Mar 2014
    Kelowna, BC

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    I prefer dark dials - black, blue. Don't care for white at all.

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    Mar 2016

    Re: Dial Color Bias - Why are all my dials dark?

    I feel dark dials are more appealing, I own 5 watches and they all have dark dials

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