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Any watch experts out there...indentify a 1950's Rolex?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Jackal, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Jackal

    Jackal Posting Addict

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    This was my fathers, until a few years back. It's been cleaned, serviced and new glass fitted.

    Very simple in appearance, small, stainless steel, no numerals or date and only marked as 'OYSTER PERPETUAL'.

    I'll put a picture up if there is someone who thinks they might be able to help...don't really want to join another forum just to ask about a watch.

    Thanks guys and gals.
     
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    There are some watch collectors on here for sure :up: be interesting to see the pics
     
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    OYSTER PERPETUAL im pritty sure its rolex but thats about the info i have lol
     
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    Give that dunks a shout he likes his watches
     
  5. Jackal

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    Piccy...

    One watch on me skinny wrist...
     

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    Sorry I cant really help.
    Yes it's obviously 50s/ 60s design, you know that.
    It's also seen a bit of use but is still worth a bob or two. can I ask where you had it serviced, I would have thought they would have given you all the info you need.
    A really lovely watch. There were many different models, some with the date. I would just keep it and love it.
     
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    Get a proper valuation from a genuine outlet. Probably best to look up a smaller specialist jeweller. I have collected swiss automatics for some years now. I bought one Rolex, and sadly have to admit that I got proper shafted. My own fault entirely. Any how back to yours, the backs of the watch will come off real easy. I would guess that your watch in question will be a snap shut fit. The movement will tell all to an expert. Also you should see a series of numbers in between the lugs. Those are the arms that extend out from the watch case to the strap. Somewhat surprising to see that the face bares no model or style, but what do I know. Either way, wear it with pride. Cheers KB1
     
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    Stand corrected, it does indeed show a style. Nice, very nice. KB1
     
  9. Jackal

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    I believe the watch was purchased in Hongkong when my father was serving there along with and expensive French ladies watch (Girard Perragau) for my mother.


    It has seen some use but I was just so excited that it still worked when I picked it up from my jeweller and really forget to ask about it...long story and too personal for here. I would take it to Cheltenham but I feel as if i'm looked down on...

    But, back to the watch...yes it does indeed have some numbers between the lugs '5050' and '661055'. The back has small serations all around the circumference but I'll not trust myself to try and remove it.

    Value, I was given a figure of £2-3k, but really have no interest and no desire to sell, sometimes the smallest things mean so much.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Hi Jackal. The number 661055 put it's manufacture date at between 1048 and 1951.

    The back wont just pop off! it's an oyster so it screws and needs a special tool to remove.
     
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    1948-1951?
     
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    That's nice to hear that you intend to keep it. If those dates are correct going by the numbers, and there are no reasons to say that they are not. Then you have been left a lovely investment. Word of warning, do not at any stage have the face cleaned. The more age it gains, the better it will look in collectable terms. KB1
     
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    From a download of Rolex oyster numbers I made years ago. unfortunately Rolex got up to a certain number and then started again at zero so you have to have a rough guess at when the watch was made. This info you have, so yes I am sure the correct date is as stated.
    Peter.
     
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    Think he was just asking you to clarify the dates you originally posted: the first year was 1048 - kind of dates it to pre-Norman Conquest.

    Still, bloody nice watch :)
     
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    Glad there is someone on this forum with a brain!!!!! Of course it's 1948 "I GROW OLD".
     
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    I'm sure there's a guy on the Bayeux Tapestry wearing one.

    Or it might be a Seiko..... :coffee:
     

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