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What dial color do you prefer?
26/02/2007Posted by on
For sports watches, I prefer black, dark blue, yellow and orange. For dress watches, white is preferred. Here’s why…
I don’t know about other watch manufacturers, but for Seiko, whenever they launch a new dress watch, they usually launch a white dial version and black dial version of the same model. If you observe carefully, the so call "white dial" version is usually not white. It can be silver, champagne, beige, light blue or other light colors. The black dial version on the other hand is always black. I prefer the "white dial" version because of these variations. I get different dial colors as well as dials with texture or sunburst effect, or just plain colored dials. I tend to prefer textured and sunburst dials and I spend more time admiring them than a plain colored dial. This is the fun part of it.
Let me use some recent Seiko dress watches to illustrate.
|Model# – |
|Actual Color of |
white dial version
Actual Color of
|SBGR001/SBGR023||Silver / sunburst||Black|
|SBGR029/SBGR031||Light blue / textured||Black|
|SBGR017/SBGR019||Beige / textured||Black / textured|
|SCVS001/SCVS003||Champagne / sunburst||Black|
|SBGL001/SBGL005||Silver / textured||Black|
Another thing I notice is that the "white dial" version is usually featured in the watch ad.
Pictures taken from www.seiko-watches.co.jp