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Old 09-27-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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FS: Vintage Rolex Oysterdate (warning large pics)

Hi everyone. I just wanted to see if anyone is interested in this vintage Rolex. It belongs to my dad and he wants to see how much he can get for it. The watch is authentic and works excellently. It is a spring type watch, not an automatic. So you have to wind it or it won't work. If you have any questions, please ask or pm! All offers will be considered. Thanks!









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Old 09-29-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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U werent kidding bout the big pics...get that sucker appraised i doubt anyone on here has an idea what its worth.
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This oysterdate was made throughout the 60s up untill 73/74 i believe. A perfect oysterdate with oyster bracelet from the 60s and 70s can get you up to a $1000. This one, with imperfections on the crystal and case, and with this particular bracelet will be between $700 and $900. The movement is excellent but like any mechanical movement it needs servicing. If it hasn't been serviced in a while and doesn't run well I wouldn't give more than $600/$650 for this particular watch. Here's a pic of the movement I was able to find.

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Old 09-29-2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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\\\VLADA is right in the ball park. I sold my 84 1/2 TT stainless steel/18K DateJust for $1300 last year. I would say around $600-$700 would be fair market value. I am sure it needs to be serviced as well, that will run a minimum of about $500 from a Rolex AD, unless parts are required. Nice Vintage watch though. Try asking www.timezone for a more accurate price. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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Thanks VLADA for doing the research! My dad knew a guy who is a watch repairer. He serviced the watch about 6-7 months ago and said the watch was in excellent working condition. I think my dad already lightly polished it before he gave it to me to take photos. If the buyer wants, I'm sure he can have it polished again.

Here are a couple similar watches i found on ebay, just to compare prices:
http://cgi.ebay.com/MENS-1973-OYSTER...d=p4999.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rolex-Precision-...d=p4999.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/MANS-ROLEX-OYSTE...d=p4999.c0.m14

black dial
http://cgi.ebay.com/ROLEX-OYSTERDATE...d=p4999.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/ROLEX-73-Oysterd...d=p4999.c0.m14
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If it's serviced I'd ask $800/900 firm. Those on ebay can ask more than you because they have an oyster bracelet...yours doesn't, although that much more is just insane. They are way overpriced.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:13 PM   #8
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Polishing is not good for a SS watch, it does change the resale value of a vintage watch. Also, without a box or papers, it does not do as well. Like the Air King, this watch is not in very high demand by vintage Rolex collectors. I still say timezone will give you the best fair market value appraisal for this watch. Post it up there, they will be straight with you. Do you have any pictures of the actual movement? Also, for the acrylic crystal, use polywatch on it, works wonders for older non-mineral crystal watches. Hope this helps you out a bit. There is alot about selling a vintage watch than what you might think. Do not re-polish the watch.
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Yea, no original box or paper. He wasn't the first owner. I wish I could take photos of the actual movement but he doesn't have the tool to open these type of watches. He also knew that polishing is not good for the SS watch, that's why he used his handpiece to lightly polish the area that get scratch from normal wear like the buckle.
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Yea, no original box or paper. He wasn't the first owner. I wish I could take photos of the actual movement but he doesn't have the tool to open these type of watches. He also knew that polishing is not good for the SS watch, that's why he used his handpiece to lightly polish the area that get scratch from normal wear like the buckle.
I would say hold on to it Andy. I have thinned down my collection to 2 Rolex watches right now, wish I would have kept my DateJust. The economy is not the best time for vintage watches. Looks like he used a Cape Cod polishing rag on it, especially on the caseback. If you do decide to sell it, go to a Rolex AD and have them open up the case. The movement will have to be checked to see if it is the correct one. If I remember to bring my resources back from work, I could probably tell you the exact year of the watch and break down the serial for you. Really though....keep it. Nice vintage watch. Really do though try some Poly Watch on the acrylic crystal though. It does WONDERS!!!! Will not harm the watch at all. Also, any Rolex AD will clean your watch for free. Let me know if you have any other questions or shoot me a PM.

EDIT: I would also like to add it looks to me like a late 60's model with a replacement band.
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Number needs to be coded out for the exact year. I would thin 67, 68 without having my book to decode it. Would need to check the movement inside to see if it matches the case numbers as well. That is the name of the game with vintage stuff. Any modifications to a Rolex, new or old will change the value of a watch, that includes changing the face, bands, bezel and movements. Some purists call them Frankenwatches if a Rolex is modified. Also, if a Rolex is modified in ANY way, Rolex will never service it.
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Still for sale? If so, would you mind PM-ing me with what you're looking for? Thanks man.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:19 PM   #14
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i dont understand how your dad wants to see how much its worth or what he can get for it, so he gives it to his kid to put on a car site? weird.
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Still for sale? If so, would you mind PM-ing me with what you're looking for? Thanks man.
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i dont understand how your dad wants to see how much its worth or what he can get for it, so he gives it to his kid to put on a car site? weird.
What's difficult to understand? This is a for sale thread and I'm looking for someone who is interested in buying an old rolex watch. There are other threads with people looking to sell their rolex, paneri, movado, etc. So I assume there would be some who are into watches. My dad knows what the watch is worth. He even brought it to a place where they usually buys watch like these new or old to resale, but they only offered him $500 so they can resale it at a much higher price. So he ask if I can put it on ebay for him because he saw a couple similar to it going for $1,000. However, I knew he wouldn't be able to sell it on there. If I was looking to buy a rolex or any expensive watch, I wouldn't be looking on ebay. Which is why I listed it here. I've never had a problem buying/selling things on here in the past. So don't assume that I am some little 10 year old kid.
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I didn't get a PM.


Edit: Just made sure my inbox isn't full, it's not. I only have like 22 messages, haha
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sorry, did you get it now? I sent it after I wrote that^
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My father works on vintage timepieces so he may just be interested. I'll see whats up a little later tonight.
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