Have we finally hit the Tiffany Blue limit?

I just received today from Titoni an email promoting their new Airmaster reference with...drum roll...a Tiffany Blue dial.

So what do the rest of you think? Have we finally hit the limit on Tiffany Blue dials or is there more mileage to be gained from these powder blue turquoisey looking watches?

My attraction to this blue color really has its foundation in the Gulf livery of blue/orange from the classic Ford GTs.

In the past few months I picked up a couple of the Aliexpress varieties just to see what they would look like on the wrist - I also had a couple variations from previous releases by microbrands and others before the craze took off.

Here are some from my collection that live in the Tiffany Blue zip code

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What do you have in Tiffany Blue - let's see your wrist shots.

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I think the color looks great!

On others.

Came close to getting the "blue" Steeldive DJ homage but chickened out and got yellow instead.

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foghorn

I think the color looks great!

On others.

Came close to getting the "blue" Steeldive DJ homage but chickened out and got yellow instead.

I love yellow which is also a very divisive color, and it's been picking up steam over the past year. The yellow dial Doxa with the yellow rubber strap (Divingstar) is on my wish list. I added the new yellow dial Jenny Caribbean reissue which sits nicely next to my vintage Jenny Caribbean in yellow. Cheers to yellow dial watches!

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So I may be one of the few who hopes the trend dies. I'm so over the hype of this color, and nothing personal on that color but it's not for me. The hype makes it worse for me. If they had made it and it wasn't hyped I may be a little less annoyed by it. Just my opinion, but to each his own.

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I like the blue one best

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I'm familiar with the color and the association, but to me it's just turquoise. Or maybe the robin's egg blue that John Molloy warns men against wearing. I can't really explain why it doesn't resonate with me. It has too much yellow to work with real blues, it's bright without being warm. I just don't see it as masculine at all. It's a little too peacocky. It's clearly a flavor of the month and I don't expect it to have great staying power.

As with cars, I'm glad to see an infusion of color on the notoriously bland public's tastes. 

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Sometimes I wish I was colour blind. 

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Other than the Nezumi……..🤢🤮

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I was ahead of that trend years ago. I bought this Favre Leuba Sea Chief back in 2016 or so. I let it go in Jan of 2021. At least I made someone on-trend.

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I think the tiffany dials look fine, but they are currently over done.  Not my color choice though.  I like blue and orange because I'm a Broncos fan. But prefer a darker blue.

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Color dials are trending and too limiting to wear with everything. They used to make tiffany fridges and stoves. I have seen bathroom fixtures in that color. 2 years and those watches will be so dated no one will wear them. Maybe the mullet and bell bottom pants will come back. I lived the 70s and renovated a lot of that color out in the 80s.

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santiago

I was ahead of that trend years ago. I bought this Favre Leuba Sea Chief back in 2016 or so. I let it go in Jan of 2021. At least I made someone on-trend.

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I am a huge fan of Favre-Leuba. The biggest challenge is avoiding the Frankenstein watches sold from India/Turkey/etc. The most common of these usually bear the lesser known Swiss brand names like Favre-Leuba, Titoni, and even Oris. $150 for a real Favre-Leuba would be an amazing deal.

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OldSnafu

Color dials are trending and too limiting to wear with everything. They used to make tiffany fridges and stoves. I have seen bathroom fixtures in that color. 2 years and those watches will be so dated no one will wear them. Maybe the mullet and bell bottom pants will come back. I lived the 70s and renovated a lot of that color out in the 80s.

The marketing gurus need to keep changing the colors as that is probably the easiest way to get consumers to buy products they don't need. Think about the iPhone. Whenever there is a major upgrade, it is sure to have a new color that is only available for that major upgrade so that people can see that you have "the latest and greatest". That being said - I still am using my iPhone 7.

Reminds me of the joke about vintage watch collectors. How many vintage watch collectors does it take to change a lightbulb? Ten - one to change the bulb and nine to say that they preferred the original bulb.

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They all look bloody awful.

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Nothing wrong with a bit of colour in the collection, especially Blue and also particular orange.

Black dials in particular are always a safe bet but your watch collection can start to look a bit boring with just blacks and whites. I like blue dials, Seiko has some of the most amazing blue variants with different shades of blue on the market, so what's not to like?

3 of the watches you have pictured from you're collection I've gone to buy on a number of occasions now, but I've always stopped myself for some reason or another. The Nezumi chrono is the one I favoured the most and at some point I'll be picking one up, especially for the price I think they look great. I did have, for a very short period own a Second Hour Mandela with the salmon dial but my wife spotted it and well it's gone now, happy wife happy life 😆

I haven't received the watch yet, but I did snag a Sinn 556 with the Aquamarine blue dial for my collection.

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Also an oldie but a goodie, my Seiko Samuria in the collection, beast of a watch and it wears great for it's size, Seiko magic they say, but it's a darker blue than the ones you've posted.

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In the meantime I've been contemplating a 38mm Bulova Hack in blue, very affordable at $300 on sale in Australia and a great brand history and I love the pop of red on the seconds hand 👍

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TonyXXX

Nothing wrong with a bit of colour in the collection, especially Blue and also particular orange.

Black dials in particular are always a safe bet but your watch collection can start to look a bit boring with just blacks and whites. I like blue dials, Seiko has some of the most amazing blue variants with different shades of blue on the market, so what's not to like?

3 of the watches you have pictured from you're collection I've gone to buy on a number of occasions now, but I've always stopped myself for some reason or another. The Nezumi chrono is the one I favoured the most and at some point I'll be picking one up, especially for the price I think they look great. I did have, for a very short period own a Second Hour Mandela with the salmon dial but my wife spotted it and well it's gone now, happy wife happy life 😆

I haven't received the watch yet, but I did snag a Sinn 556 with the Aquamarine blue dial for my collection.

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Also an oldie but a goodie, my Seiko Samuria in the collection, beast of a watch and it wears great for it's size, Seiko magic they say, but it's a darker blue than the ones you've posted.

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In the meantime I've been contemplating a 38mm Bulova Hack in blue, very affordable at $300 on sale in Australia and a great brand history and I love the pop of red on the seconds hand 👍

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That Sinn is stunningly good looking. Better hide that one from your wife or you might lose that one as well 😉