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    Re: Another "real" vote

    I have an OysterDate from the 70's that is also missing the "Precision" text on the lower half of the dial. However, I am quite sure that mine is authentic. Rolex wanted to replace the dial on mine when I sent it in for a service. I wouldn't let them and requested them to not touch it.
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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Alright guys, I took the watch to the Rolex AD. When I handed the watch to the watchmaker, he told me it is genuine. When we opened it up this is what we found.
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    Re: Another "real" vote

    I think you owe your brother a beer.

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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    I think you owe your brother a beer.
    Ssshh! He must not know that it is genuine! Well thats if he remembers, because I've had this watch for about 5 or 6 years now.

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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Nice! I think a night out is more suitable.

    Genuine.

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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Thx! The watchmaker told me to replace the dial, which I dont want to do, probably just clean it. What I want to change is the crystal, which is some kind of acrylic, I'm thinking of a sapphire replacement...What do you guys think? I found and aftermarket on ebay I dont know how much the rolex service will charge me for that.

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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Not sure if you can put a sapphire crystal in this; judging by the side-view, this has a "dome" type of crystal (i.e., the crystal sorta looks like a very shallow "cup" with a lip around it). I don't think you can make glass or sapphire crystals that duplicate that. Curious if others know more.
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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Looks like a Cal. 1215 (if 18000 A/h beat frequency) or 1225 (if 21600 A/h):

    bidfun-db Rolex_1215: Rolex 1215

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Another "real" vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Looks like a Cal. 1215 (if 18000 A/h beat frequency) or 1225 (if 21600 A/h):

    bidfun-db Rolex_1215: Rolex 1215

    Hartmut Richter
    It looks more like the 1225
    bidfun-db Rolex_1225: Rolex 1225

    I decided to keep the original acrylic crystal. I tried to polish it using toothpaste :D and the results were amazing.
    See the before and after.
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