Good morning, F11!
My mom just arrived to visit me and she has been sporting my dadís very first Rolex, a 1970 datejust with fluted bezel - as this size no longer appeals to him. Iíve known about this watch for quite some time but Iíve known it as a my dadís old watch with a loose jubilee bracelet. To my surprise this time, as my interest in vintage watches has increased, it was one of the first things that I noticed and spoke to my mom about. it looked pristine. Very very beautiful watch.
Here is a macro shot that I took with my phone and a loupe. She said she took it to Rolex Service Center in Hong Kong late last year, and to my knowledge when you take old watches to RSC, they polish and clean it like so. She also mentioned they gave her a new jubilee bracelet.
While the datejust is a very very common model and isnít by any means a huge vintage ďcollectibleĒ model (relative to something like the vintage Daytona or vintage subs) my question is, to what extent did getting it serviced (and thus polished, cleaned, etc the way RSC defines a full service) diminish the value of the watch?
Iím also keen on knowing the specific reference number if anyone is knowledgeable on this!
Edit: all lume plots are still there, but they are white instead of an aged color. I have sadly never looked into the watch before to see whether the lume plots have aged in the first place, but given the pearly ďwhiteĒ color of the plots, it looks like RSC replaced them? I believe a 36mm size, since it sits nicely on my wrist without looking too big like a 40mm does.
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