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    Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    I am having a hard time making my mind up. I am fairly convinced it isn't fake. It is a Rolex precision 6694 from 1973. It is being sold for 1100€. He claims to have a bid on 1000€.

    Should i buy it as my first rolex?
    He says it runs 2 sec slow per day but depending on how it is being layed down it can compensate if it might go slower.
    I has some damages but the dial is clean, except one weird damage - a circle of which he doesn't know its origin. I have seen the watch irl.



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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    Well, since you did say "opinions," here's mine: I wouldn't pay that much for a 42 year old watch that I was "fairly" sure was authentic. But I know old Rolexes are expensive.

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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    wow, that looks like a pleasant clean face for a Rolex.. If is real and you like the brand I'd say YES.
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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    That's below market for a 6694 from the early 70s that's in good condition. I would not buy it without having an AD examine it both for authenticity and condition. If it has not been serviced routinely, you will spend at least another €1000 to restore the movement.
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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    The 6694 seems like a Rolex really on the cheapo side of things: hand wound, not chronometer certified. This one isn't either in particularly fantastic conditions either.
    I suggest you save some more (target: $2.5/3k) and get yourself something vastly better than this...
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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    Quote Originally Posted by Legion681 View Post
    The 6694 seems like a Rolex really on the cheapo side of things: hand wound, not chronometer certified. This one isn't either in particularly fantastic conditions either.
    I suggest you save some more (target: $2.5/3k) and get yourself something vastly better than this...
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    And I think the op should be sure that is the style he is looking for. Rather than just a first Rolex.
    I would go further and set money aside for a Rolex in the style wanted that was either new or used one from a reputable seller of vintage Rolex watches.
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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    I'd pass …. much better Rolex's to be had for the same money, or for a nickel more.

    Run.

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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    I personally would go for one of their SCOC

    if you love the watch and it is real then buy it yes

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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    Those bracelet links look extremely stretched. I'd pass and save up a few more bucks.

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    Re: Should i buy this as my first Rolex?

    It is a nice looking piece. Never liked the hand-wind Rolex with screw in crown though. Seems that the threads would get worn down having to unscrew the crown every day (if an every day watch). An automatic model with no date would be more attractive to me, and can be found in the $1500 range if you save.

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