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3 BEZELS DAYTONA, GENERATION?

April 11 2012 at 1:38 PM

xavier  (Login xabrolex)
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Hello
Could you please help me and explain which generation are these bezels
thank you for your help

1.
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2.
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3.
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Ez
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Here are bezel "tells" I've learned

April 11 2012, 6:16 PM 

I've finally come to be able to see the differences but can't say with certainty which bezel is what generation.

- The shape of the "S" in "UNITS" - can be sharply angular like a "Z" (older), or softly serpentine (newer)
- The alignment of the verticals in "N" and "I" of "Units Per" over the "H" of "Hour" - Oldest 1st gen has the "I" just a nudge past right vertical of "H"
- The shape of the "4" in "140" - with the older being the one with the more flat-topped trapezoidal shape; more acute top angle in newer
- The shape of the "2" in "120" - whether the descending slope intersects the horizontal foot, or drops into it at via a vertical that joins at a 90-degree angle (older)
- Differences about how the dot over "100" relates to the last "0" and how close to the inner edge of the bezel
- Between the 1st and 4th generation the zeroes became rounder, as if more inflated

To my eye, the middle one is the most recent, post-production 4th gen.

Top and bottom are either 1st or 3rd gen. If I had to choose, I'd say the top is the oldest.

Hopefully someone else (who really knows what they're talking about!) will contribute!

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-Ez

 
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pitpro
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I'll take a shot.....

April 11 2012, 7:47 PM 

Mk.3, FAKE, Mk.3

 
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dynhm6
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First is either...

April 11 2012, 8:34 PM 

...last version or fake.
Second is fake.
Third is a late (perhaps, third?) version.

 
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xavier
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Re: 3 BEZELS DAYTONA, GENERATION?

April 11 2012, 10:35 PM 

Thank you,
all 3 bezels are good for sure

 
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pitpro
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#3 is FAKE 100%

April 20 2012, 4:03 PM 


 
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