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    I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    Hi everyone.
    I recently found this watch for a very decent price and decided to buy.
    I am not that knowledgable with Rolex in general, but the dial , case, crown and movement seemed consistent to other precisions Ive seen.


    What do you guys think? Does anybody know how to date it? I think this is from the 60s.

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    Ref # : 6427
    Serial : 87376
    Cal. 1012

    PLEASE, if you have any info or thoughts of this, I will be very grateful .
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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    This resembles my father's Rolex, which has more modern style hands. While I am no expert on Rolex I think this is the only model using the Oyster case but with hand-wind movement.

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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    Its a very nice watch. I'm sorry you haven't got much information from us - most of us can't afford to collect Rolex. Maybe try the WUS Rolex forum: Rolex & Tudor
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    I don't know anything about Rolex either but if you do a Google search on "Rolex serial number look up" or search. I found that your serial number is between 1935 and 1940.
    I'm sure you can find a ton more, Rolex seems pretty good about keeping records. Yours has the classic look of the 40's very vintage looking I think. NICE. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    Well, perhaps I can help...The inner case back is stamped "II 59", meaning it was assembled in the second quarter of 1959. The serial number is actually consistent with this, as the SNs started again from zero in about 1953. There is often confusion with interpreting SNs of this era. Best to go with the case reference #, style, and case back stamp (if present), and more correct SN dating charts.

    It looks to be a nice example with original dial and hands. Make sure you have it properly serviced before wearing it.
    Last edited by adam78; April 4th, 2012 at 22:38.

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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    There is a really good explanation of Rolex serial numbers on this page: http://www.qualitytyme.net/pages/numbers.html
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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by adam78 View Post
    The serial number is actually consistent with this, as the SNs started again from zero in about 1953. There is often confusion with interpreting SNs of this era.

    It looks to be a nice example with original dial and hands. Make sure you have it properly serviced before wearing it.
    Adam78 is correct regarding the dating system of the caseback. There should also be a case serial number below the 6 o'clock lugs. My guess is that based on the caseback, that number should be in the 400,000 to 500,000 range, which should also be 1959. Sometimes this number can be worn off by metal-on-metal rubbing on the bracelet, so I wouldn't worry too much if you can't see it.

    I know of no reliable table of movement serial numbers to production dates for Rolex. This is something the Rolex factory has chosen to keep secret.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    There is no such cal. 1012 with Rolex. That number belongs to Omega I think you meant 1120.
    It does look like a late 50s as suggested and according to the movement and style. Earlier to that series the 700-710 calibers were used.

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    Re: I just bought my first Rolex... Vintage Precision - some info needed.

    Actually I just realized now the 1120 is an automatic wind so that's a typo too I meant 1210.

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