I apologise for the average quality of the photographs. The only other difference worth noting is that the knurling on the clear-handled example is slightly finer: the cut is deeper on the stamp-handled example. This is not an uncommon occurrence and frequently happened with British Aristocrats.
The lower band on the handle is stamped with the diamond Gillette logo.
Gillette Blade Date Codes (and earlier lot systems) were imprinted on one side of the blade as a series of letters and/ or numbers, or on the cartridge.It's also good that it is not as popular these days as it used to be.I also noticed some people complaining about longevity however it stays on me more than 8 hours. It works well all year round in any situation, definitely a signature type scent imo. Which sucks because I really wanted to like this.....although this isn't as good as I've heard the original Egoiste was, I've heard that Platinum comes in at a close second.On the basis of appearance, I prefer the fully-stamped example, but that just reflects my own taste. The #20 listed with Mr Razor is stamped on the upper and lower bands, and weighs 71 grams. Mine (identical in every way) weighs 73 grams, same as the one above. Mine isn't stamped on the handle at all, and weighs 73 grams. Again, in this instance, there is NO stamp on the handle, so I can't do what you're suggesting in terms of a trace.There may be differences in the quality of plating, but different places on both razors show differences so I call it a tie in that respect. Same in all other respects though, other than the silver plating. I'd love one, actually, but I doubt I will ever see and hold one. Mine isn't stamped on the handle at all, and weighs 73 grams. I am looking at a #14 now with a VERY unique handle indeed.