Watch Dial: Vintage California

€43,95

Description

Featuring a distinctive composition of half Roman and half Arabic numerals, along with dashes at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock, the California dial has definitely earned its status as an iconic design.

But what's the California connection you may ask? It's a wild one. According to Fratello Watches, during the 1970s vintage watch boom, a Los Angeles-based dial refinisher, Kirk Rich, started refinishing Tudor dials with this distinct design. The biggest problem? Tudor watches that were rebranded “Rolex Tudor” to supposedly increase their prestige. The term “California Dial” then became known among scammers to denote a “redone” dial. In other words, it was a term that applied to fake dials. Read all about it here

This Vintage California dial is filled with a special blend of C3 Super-LumiNova® Lume and pigments to produce a creamy, vintage lume colour. Note: To achieve this lume blend, the lume intensity will not be as strong or last as long as dials with original C3 lume.

Compatibility

Our dials are 28.5mm in diameter and compatible with Seiko movements such as 7S26, 7S36, 4R15, 4R35, 6R15, NE15, NH25, NH26, NH35, NH36, NH70, NH71, NH72 etc

Each dial has 4 legs for either 3 or 4 o'clock crown positions. To fit either crown position movement, just snip off the 2 legs accordingly.

Our dials are compatible with Seiko models that are using the above movements, such as SNK803, SNK805, SNK807, SNK809, SKX007, SKX009, SKX011, SKX013, SKX015, SKX017, SNZF15, SNZF17, SNZF19, SNZG13, SNZG15, SNZH55 and more.

Free International Delivery
  • Your order of S$50 (or equivalent in your local currency) or more gets free standard shipping, and orders above S$200 is eligible for free express shipping! Shipping costs will be automatically deducted at checkout.

Customer Reviews

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R.H. (Carlisle, US)
Beautiful Dial

The finishing on this dial is really nice. I ended up removing the applied logo and replacing it with a custom one for this build, but I couldn't be happier with the results.

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Patrick M. (Hampstead, US)
Beautiful

Great dial for my wife with blue hands!

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DL (Norrköping, SE)
Watch Dial: 1016 Explorer

Rebuilt my NMK-WK02 Explorer kit recently using this dial. The NMK-W02 was my first venture into watchbuilding/modding and the old enamel dial didn't fare well in the process. It was also a bit to recognizable as a Explorer dial. The 1016 dial is both more classic and low key.

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Timothy O. (Lebanon, US)

New and old.

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Patrick M. (Hampstead, US)
Beautiful Dial

Great orange color even though they call it red