let me start by clarifying that the thread name is not a mistake: I am not talking about the Marine Automatic, nor the Marine DUROWE (with gold), but the Marine Original.
I just found out that the MO is available with a 925 sterling silver dial as an option (for additional 200€) to the known white & black dials and can be had with roman or arabic numbers. This was surprising to me & I could not find any discussions about it (except for on the very expensive DUROWE or the Marine Automatic).
So now the choice gets a lot tougher: it's not just black vs. white, roman vs. arabic, brushed vs. polished and onion vs. normal crown...
My preference so far(!) has been fairly clear: I like the roman numbers with the polished case and normal crown, as I think this makes a more dressier version. I personally find the arabic numbers are a bit too bold and I already own a flieger B with brushed case, so the choice seems logical. As I have a black flieger, the MO needed to be white.
But: I own an Antea KS silver (which I would need to sell to buy an MO) and know the beauty of a silver dial. Also other great Marine brands (like Dornblueth, but also Tourby) are all in on silver versions. Hence I am debating to opt for the silver dial. My gut tells me, that the silver dial would look better with arabic numbers and the white better with roman, but I cannot quite describe why.
So I turn to you:
- Did you know the silver dial was available?
- Would you prefer a silver MO over a white MO to the point of paying ~20% more? (also consider that the silver dial is apparently still available with the old logo)
- Do you think brushed vs polished and arabic vs. roman should have an impact when choosing white vs. silver? If so, which combinations do you see fitting?
I look forward to hearing your opinions and thoughts.