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    Re: 1954 Rolex Oyster 6285 Redial ?

    ROLEX and OYSTER-PERPETUAL do not even align...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laikrodukas View Post
    ROLEX and OYSTER-PERPETUAL do not even align...

    You guys are good! The E in Rolex looks kind of rough too. Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by laikrodukas View Post
    ROLEX and OYSTER-PERPETUAL do not even align...
    Yes, that was one of my concerns too. I like your illustration very much.
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    First of all, I would suggest not to consult a jeweller, and to never let one service a watch. Let them tinker with pendants, neklaces, bracelets or whatnot, but don't let one even near the movement. The most that they can do with a watch is fixing a broken lug and other case repair jobs. I would not rely on their authenticity expertise either, not in terms of dial authenticity.
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    When much is said: the Owner gets to decide what he or she thinks of the watch...I think redials are 100% OK, if they're 'well done', and the owner is happy. I will add, however, that the first picture really seemed to show a redial...the latest image, looks original...a little weird, but, such is the nature of photography! Michael.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    First of all, I would suggest not to consult a jeweller, and to never let one service a watch. Let them tinker with pendants, neklaces, bracelets or whatnot, but don't let one even near the movement. The most that they can do with a watch is fixing a broken lug and other case repair jobs. I would not rely on their authenticity expertise either, not in terms of dial authenticity.
    The guy I took it to actually sold Rolexes but I would not consider him an expert. I took it to the biggest Preowned dealer in town today and he says it's a factory dial. The lineup of the oyster perpetual underneath Rolex is an optical Illusion. I found a similar watch on the internet with similar hour markers and lume dots. The only difference is the hyphen between Oyster Perpetual and the replaced second hand on my watch. Now I don't know what to believe but leaning towards the Rolex dealers opinion. Either way I love the watch.


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    Re: 1954 Rolex Oyster 6285 Redial ?

    this one is a different story :) damaged a bit but original
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    Re: 1954 Rolex Oyster 6285 Redial ?

    I, on the other hand, am inclined to believe what I see, and I see a redial. It's got a crooked inscription, funny font, splashes of paint on the hour markers and a misaligned minute track. Rolex may be at times very overrated, especially by those who make considerable profit from selling them, but I'm quite sure that dial wouldn't have gone past their QC, even if the people inspecting it were drunk.

    There doesn't seem to be an optical illusion here, and it's not that area of the crystal where an illusion could have occurred. It's not enough of an angle to blame the inscription misalignment on how was the photo taken, and if it were so, the sizing of the font should seem to change along with the widening of the gap between the applied Rolex logo, and that is obviously not the case here.

    It's a redial​. Sorry.
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    I trust your opinions! Thank you.


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    I am by no means an expert like those above . In fact am now somewhat paranoid about vintage Rolex or Omega watches. For example when I look at the photo of ' a similar watch' to me the parallel strokes in the three E's in 'oyster perpetual ' are all different in length , thickness and gap to the one above and below. Would this also be a touched up dial?

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