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Old 15 December 2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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Can u tell the difference between stainless steel, silver, white gold and platinum?

Just by looking at it?

I compared my platinum DD to the stainless steel alarm clock that I have and they look similar.

I want to be able to wear it without worry of being noticed by potential thieves.
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:39 AM   #2
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If you are wearing a Day Date, then it hardly matters as they only come in either gold or platinum........
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:40 AM   #3
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If you're really worried about it you could leave the DD at home and wear the SS alarm clock...
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:42 AM   #4
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If you are wearing a Day Date, then it hardly matters as they only come in either gold or platinum........
I know.

What I wanted to know is if a layperson could tell the diff on the street as I wander around.
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:44 AM   #5
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If you are wearing a Day Date, then it hardly matters as they only come in either gold or platinum........
Precisely Larry and why buy a Platinum DD watch if you are going to be afraid to wear it no matter what the colour metal..
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:46 AM   #6
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No I don't think most people can tell the difference between platinum, stainless steel or white gold. They all look very similar especially at a distance.
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:46 AM   #7
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I compared my platinum DD to the stainless steel alarm clock that I have and they look similar.
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I know.

What I wanted to know is if a layperson could tell the diff on the street as I wander around.
if a WIS PT950 DD owner can not really tell the colour difference between PT950 and SS, then what hope does a layperson have?

i think you are safe in terms of colour similarity....
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:47 AM   #8
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Maybe by looking at your check book balance or credit card statement....
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:48 AM   #9
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Please post pics of your PL DD
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:53 AM   #10
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If you're really worried about it you could leave the DD at home and wear the SS alarm clock...
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:56 AM   #11
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Just by looking at it?

I compared my platinum DD to the stainless steel alarm clock that I have and they look similar.

I want to be able to wear it without worry of being noticed by potential thieves.
In your case the price tag will shows it.
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Old 15 December 2010, 03:59 AM   #12
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In your case the price tag will shows it.
It could be an expensive alarm clock.
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Old 15 December 2010, 04:03 AM   #13
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It could be an expensive alarm clock.
If its more expensive than a Plat DD so did I hope it plays jingle bells in Dolby 7.1.
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Old 15 December 2010, 04:05 AM   #14
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If its more expensive than a Plat DD so did I hope it plays jingle bells in Dolby 7.1.
For that price..............of course it will.
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Old 15 December 2010, 06:35 AM   #15
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Platinum is heavier.
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Old 15 December 2010, 06:47 AM   #16
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I can't tell by looking but I assume jewelry experts can.

As noted above, the weight is different between the various metals though.
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Old 15 December 2010, 07:02 AM   #17
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It's actually very easy to tell. They have very different color "temperatures". The weight is obviously very different and easy to appreciate. Put them side by side and yu would have no doubt which was which.
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Old 15 December 2010, 07:08 AM   #18
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Except you can't do side-by-side when you are wearing only one watch, and I don't think the average person, potential thief or otherwise, will see anything other than a silver-colored metal that could be just about anything.
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Old 15 December 2010, 07:10 AM   #19
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can you tell which is which?

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Old 15 December 2010, 07:11 AM   #20
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Most people cannot tell the difference. Only exception might be Platinum.

People think my SS Daytona is white gold, because it is stunning when polished and well just overall clean. Almost looks wet.
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Old 15 December 2010, 07:21 AM   #21
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Old 15 December 2010, 07:25 AM   #22
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there you go - a "normal" layperson may not be able to then
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Old 15 December 2010, 07:42 AM   #23
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Yes...
SS has a cold hue....
White gold has a tinge of a warm tone in it, you will notice it specifically in certain reflections...
Platinum has less shine and is less reflective...
Silver is by nature darker then white gold and less reflective....
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Old 15 December 2010, 08:12 AM   #24
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A few years ago I was sent a wg watch by mistake. It was immediately obvious it was white gold by color of the metal and by the weight. You shouldn't confuse any of them, even in isolation.
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You can tell the difference as soon as you put them on!!!
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Old 15 December 2010, 10:34 AM   #26
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[QUOTE=Le Chef;2221235]A few years ago I was sent a wg watch by mistake. It was immediately obvious it was white gold by color of the metal and by the weight. You shouldn't confuse any of them, even in isolation.[/QUOTE]

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Old 15 December 2010, 02:02 PM   #27
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just by looking at WG vs SS, I can't tell the difference.
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Old 15 December 2010, 02:42 PM   #28
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Please post pics of your PL DD
greg (mosco) has one at the FS section and looked AWESOME!!! I wish I have the $$ for one of those... someday!!!
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Old 15 December 2010, 02:43 PM   #29
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just by looking at WG vs SS, I can't tell the difference.
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Old 15 December 2010, 06:56 PM   #30
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Most laypersons would not be able to distinguish WG from SS or platinum by just looking.
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