Post by dapellegrini on Jul 22, 2023 16:15:22 GMT -8
having spent just about two years researching and collecting these, I have some better "educated" guesses at a few things that intrigued me early on - all relating to the 6217-7000
- Red GMT seems to belong to the 67 Olympic Torch re-edition, both silver and black dials - and these also seems to have gotten lumed hands
- I wonder if the dial marked MADE IN JAPAN was JDM, and 7000TAD was for overseas? There are relatively few of the 7000TAD dials overall, and this seems like a plausible story, given the timing the the T dial requirements coming out of Switzerland...
- It has been observed that some black dial variants seemed to have the lower part of the 24 hour scale in a bronze/yellow color, while others seem to be more red. I now suspect that the red variant is found on the 7000TAD black dials only, and it seems possible that these all really belong on the 1967 re-edition, with red GMT hand. I don't think any 6217-7000 black dial had a thin GMT (whereas the silver dials started with tapered GMTs and then switched to thin versions in July/Aug of 64). The thin gold toned GMT belongs on the black dialed 6217-7010 from 1967 with the lume spots on the dial.