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    Picked up an old Rolex today

    Snagged this in a local trade.

    It appears to be a 1957 Oyster Perpetual. The model number is 6567.

    The dial looks perfect, original and untouched. My photography skills result in blurred letters in the pictures.

    Case is in great shape. I think is a solid 14K bezel and crown.

    It has the 1030 butterfly movement and the date inside the case back is 57.

    The oyster bracelet is riveted and expandable. It is marked Rolex U.S.A.

    Anyway, here's some pictures. Tell me what you think....

    Please let me know if you have any interesting information about this model or movement or bracelet. I really am not that familiar with Rolex. Although I have been collecting watches for several years, it has mostly consisted of lower end watches.

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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    I don't have anything to add, but it's a beautiful watch! Congratulations.

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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    very nice
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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    Uses a 1030 Caliber movement 25J / 18000BPS introduced 1950
    Bezel is gold (14kt)
    Dial looks perfect and original as are the hands

    The strap worries me, either a fake or replacement . I can not see any bracelet ( clasp Code)reference number or End Piece Reference number.

    Still a cool and VERY early piece

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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    I have no expertise with Rolexes, but its very handsome. Congrats.
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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    The pictures are not in focus enough to determine for sure but I am almost certain the dial is refinished.
    The bracelet however, is an original Rolex - Not a factory made that came with the watch but rather later replacement;
    These were sold by Rolex USA during service when the original bracelet was not in a situation sufficient enough to recondition, so these are original Rolex bracelets, just not born with the watch.

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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    Quote Originally Posted by eldarinn View Post
    The pictures are not in focus enough to determine for sure but I am almost certain the dial is refinished.
    The bracelet however, is an original Rolex - Not a factory made that came with the watch but rather later replacement;
    These were sold by Rolex USA during service when the original bracelet was not in a situation sufficient enough to recondition, so these are original Rolex bracelets, just not born with the watch.
    I think dial is correct.
    thanks your info on bracelet, I was doubtful it was the original
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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    I don't know Rolexes but the black print on the dial looks like a refinish job to me. It lacks crispness in the photos.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I don't know Rolexes but the black print on the dial looks like a refinish job to me. It lacks crispness in the photos.
    +1
    dial seems clearly refinished.

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    Re: Picked up an old Rolex today

    Thanks to everyone! I appreciate all the input. Although, I assure you that in person, the lettering on the dial is crisp and appears completely correct.

    I'll try to get better pictures of this. I knew the lettering in the pictures made it appear to be refinished, that's why I noted my lack of photography skills. I noticed it and knew you all would also.

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