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    Is my Rolex overpolished?








    Hi!
    Im new to rolex collecting and bought this Rolex Explorer II 16570 K serial. Its my birth watch and i was wondering if it looks over polished to any of you guys. Personally hasn’t bugged me but there is a lot of talk about over polished watches and i just wanna see some opinions.
    All replies are appreciated!


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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Crisp lines look good.
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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Crisp lines look good.
    Thanks for the input!


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    It looks like it’s been polished before but lightly. Lugs look “thicc” still. Wear it, enjoy it, it’s a beauty.
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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Looks pretty good to me. The crown guards are sharp. It’s probably been polished a bit, they all have. Certainly doesn’t look over polished.
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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Personally it looks alright,
    It has definitely been polished lightly before, but the lines are still rather crisp
    and the lugs are nice and thick.

    If you didnt tell me to look for polishing It would have been unlikely for me to notice.
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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Lug thickness is not materially reduced by "overpolishng" unless you rub away with a Cape Cod daily for decades. All that might happen if you got an abrasive cloth and started grinding away is dull the sharpness of some of the edges, as others have said. But based on Internet pictures, which is really not a good basis at all is it, I'd say that that your watch definitely hasn't been through a band saw, no :).
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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Not over-polished, but the general brushing looks too rough....but might just be the photos....
    Who did it?

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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by m1911 View Post
    Not over-polished, but the general brushing looks too rough....but might just be the photos....
    Who did it?
    Bought the piece used and the guy didn’t specify. But he serviced the watch by a trusted local watch maker so i assume its them.


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    Re: Is my Rolex overpolished?

    Looks good, post a pic of the back of the lugs. Maybe the photo but one lug looks cut differently to the others and the bevel edge is quite pronounced. Was it serviced in the UK? UK watch?
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