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    Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Hello! I found this vintage Rolex Oyster Prepetual! It's on $681 at the moment (auction). Is it real? What do you think about the price? How much should I give for it?












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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Hi
    Yes looks 100% genuine to me
    Couple of points.
    Not all but most Rolex's of that period would be marked SWISS at bottom of dial.
    Please ask seller for Model No between lugs at 12, and serial number between lugs at 6
    Then I can confirm yesar and if dial is reworked

    Finally, the watch has been botched/worked on. There should be 'one' (note NOT 2) screws on the rotor screw. This watch has none!! Why? Broken screw underneath?

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Thanks! On the auction - It says that "the numbers between the lugs are not visible" The seller writes also that the dial is original. I see the two screw-holes I do not know if the screw is broken underneath. What should I do?



    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Hi
    Yes looks 100% genuine to me
    Couple of points.
    Not all but most Rolex's of that period would be marked SWISS at bottom of dial.
    Please ask seller for Model No between lugs at 12, and serial number between lugs at 6
    Then I can confirm yesar and if dial is reworked

    Finally, the watch has been botched/worked on. There should be 'one' (note NOT 2) screws on the rotor screw. This watch has none!! Why? Broken screw underneath?

    Regards

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Quote Originally Posted by nome93 View Post
    Thanks! On the auction - It says that "the numbers between the lugs are not visible" The seller writes also that the dial is original. I see the two screw-holes I do not know if the screw is broken underneath. What should I do?
    Something strange
    The model No and Serial number are finely etched in and should be visible
    ALSO
    Your picture show a COSC certification sheet - that MUST have the serial number and maybe the model no??

    Me, I would want to know answers to all these things prior to purchasing. If the seller can not even tell you the serial number (which is on the movement to) then I would be VERY cautious.
    Thats my opinion
    A botched about Rolex is useless, it defeats the reason to have a Rolex - QUALITY!!

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Here is the sheet:



    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Something strange
    The model No and Serial number are finely etched in and should be visible
    ALSO
    Your picture show a COSC certification sheet - that MUST have the serial number and maybe the model no??

    Me, I would want to know answers to all these things prior to purchasing. If the seller can not even tell you the serial number (which is on the movement to) then I would be VERY cautious.
    Thats my opinion
    A botched about Rolex is useless, it defeats the reason to have a Rolex - QUALITY!!

    Regards

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Cool
    That is genuine
    I think the number on top right of sheet is serial no (hand written) that is correct date for 1954.
    Can you ask seller to read the number that you can just see (obscured by rotor) we can see F6......
    Can he give you the rest of it. That should be same as COSC sheet

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    I have sent the seller a message! So, just waiting now! Thank you!

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    Kristian

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Cool
    That is genuine
    I think the number on top right of sheet is serial no (hand written) that is correct date for 1954.
    Can you ask seller to read the number that you can just see (obscured by rotor) we can see F6......
    Can he give you the rest of it. That should be same as COSC sheet

    Regards
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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Pleasure
    Watch is 100% genuine I am sure and the first two digits of COSC tie up to movement.
    Looks good to me, except Rotor retainer screw missing.
    There are 5 holes under the rotor screw. One will always line up with a retainer screw hole.
    Hence two holes - only one screw.

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    Okay! The price is $765 now - I really want it! But I'm outbid! What do they usually go for?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Pleasure
    Watch is 100% genuine I am sure and the first two digits of COSC tie up to movement.
    Looks good to me, except Rotor retainer screw missing.
    There are 5 holes under the rotor screw. One will always line up with a retainer screw hole.
    Hence two holes - only one screw.

    Regards

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual

    I was going to say, it will sell for a lot more than $685.
    I will do some research but maybe $1500??
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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