So I have been collecting watches for a while, and my love has always been for 50’s-60’s sport watches. I have noticed lately while looking at many modern watches, including the “homage” watches from big boys like Heuer and Omega, that their silver dials lack the sparkle and shimmer that many vintage watches had.
That sparkle wasn’t just on the highest end watches but even bargain watches of the day.
There was an iridescence and glow that they had that’s just not there in the newer ones, kind of like looking at a really good photocopy but knowing this not the real thing.
Was there a change in manufacturing processes that doesn’t allow for this kind of product due to environmental concerns? Is a flat toned dial the current style? Have the current designers never actually held a watch older than 30 years?
I am genuinely curious.