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    Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Vintage 1930's Swiss Amazing Mens Higher Quality Watch Rolex Military Style WWII | eBay

    I am bothered by the face, it would seem like a 1930 era Rolex would not have the level of Lume that this one shows, so I am thinking redial for sure, beyond that I have a feeling it is a fake.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Ukraine concoction: "This watch from pocket was altered in wrist watch."

    That means that they have taken a pocket watch, soldered lugs on it, completely redone the dial moving the 12 from the crown position....

    It is neither a vintage pocket watch nor a vintage wristwatch.

    We advise not to buy from the Ukraine; and do not consider any dials that have a mixture of Arabic and Roman numerals - they were never made like that.
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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Thanks, I only took a very quick look at this watch and thought it was interesting but the face bothered me with the mix of number types.

    I was going to keep away regardless, but I thought it could be an interesting discussion.

    Thanks for your comments.

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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Regarding your other question, yes, the lume from any watch of that era would be shot by now. The radium would still be hot, but the Zinc Sulfide fluor that provides the actual luminescence would be shot. I get no light from any of my radium-dialed watches from even as recent as the 1960s.
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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Absolutely not
    Lume is WRONG for 1930
    I think NO Rolex with seconds at '9'
    100% Franken
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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    As Marrick has pointed out, these listings are honest - in the sense that they contain everything you need to know. The problem is that it's buried in a pile of not so relevant information about the history etc, and all in poor English which needs a careful eye to interpret. In that sense the only discussion that is relevant to me is why people don't bother actually reading the descriptions.


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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Hi Mirius,

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    As Marrick has pointed out, these listings are honest - in the sense ....
    Many are in fact, but this one not. While some of these Ukrainian junk watches actually contain few original parts, this one has not any part which ever was in touch with Rolex. Even a Molnia Movement is nearer to the Cortebert movements applied in Rolex pocket watches.

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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Yep clearly a Cortebert caliber as Roland suggests (good caliber but not a Rolex). If you see a 'Rolex' with a sub seconds at the 9,
    it is both not a Rolex and a pocket movement converted to wrist watch.
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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    I don't quite understand. He states its a redial, he states its a conversion. That was pretty blatanty said.

    As for the rest, I'm nowhere near an expert.

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    Re: Vintage Rolex - does this look right to you?

    Drop of a Hat - He also states it is a ROLEX, which it is clearly NOT.

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