Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter
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    Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    I know there was some date wheel font comparing when our "black lungs" were arriving some months back. The date wheel fonts on my new subs have been really consistent. That changed a little when I received my new Poseidon. I'm really loving the font on this Divingstar! It's a bit bolder, and that sees that the numbers take up more space in the date window itself. It seems more similar to the date fonts in my vintage ETA power planted watches (Doxas included). As a curious individual, I do kind of wonder how many different date wheel fonts are currently in use? Thought to share the pics, which speak for themselves.

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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    Wondering if it's related to the calibre maker. ETA v Selita?


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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Day View Post
    Wondering if it's related to the calibre maker. ETA v Selita?


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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    Hi Omar - the date wheel fonts do seem to vary. It doesn't just seem to be an ETA v Sellita issue, as different SUB models with ETA 2824-2 have different fonts (although some are COSC and some are Elabore grades).

    There are some photos in this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f34/50...l#post46314237

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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Des2471 View Post
    Hi Omar - the date wheel fonts do seem to vary. It doesn't just seem to be an ETA v Sellita issue, as different SUB models with ETA 2824-2 have different fonts (although some are COSC and some are Elabore grades).

    There are some photos in this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f34/50...l#post46314237

    Cheers!
    Thanks for that thread! I did a little research of my own as well. Here are all my Subs on the 30th, contemporary and vintage.
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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    Very interesting guys, Thanks!
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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    Don't all Doxa's use the ETA movement? I would expect some variation with the Soprod ones vs ETA...

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    Re: Comparing Date Fonts With My New Poseidon & 1200T Sharkhunter

    This is why I love watch forums ... totally nuts to any norm and even to me but I get it and love it
    Great thread and pictures

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