TKF Vintage Pic Thread

Discussion in 'Vintage Rolex Watches' started by Pete17, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Pete17

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    Righty Ho, I reckon it's about time we all posted a few pics of our beautiful vintage Rolex's. All in the one thread for posterity.:thumbsup:

    Don't be shy! Let's see 'em all:cheers:

    Red Sumariner circa 1970

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  2. Pete17

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    Here's the white 1680 I had earlier this year. Circa 1978.

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    GMT-Master (1675) 1967

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    Submariner Date (1680) 1978

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  4. ryan5446

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    I ll join in... love the subs and seadwellers...

    1969 (2,2 mil serial) 1680

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    1967 (1,7 mil serial) 1665 + 1978 (5,8 mil serial) 1665 "rail dial"

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  5. Pete17

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    2 beauties right there Clyde.
    That GMT looks fantastic for a 42yr old watch:cheers:
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    Ryan welcome to TKF, your photography and watches are superb, beautiful.
  7. Pete17

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    :worship:I nearly fainted.
    Boy oh boy Ryan, where on earth did you find those 3 stunners?:worship:

    I'm glad you decided to share that DRSD. That's just to good to keep to yourself. IIRC that's the first one we have here on TKF. Congrats!

    All 3 really look like they just left the AD. Unbelievably clean watches.
    That DRSD is vibrant. Most of them seem to have faded quite considerably over the years.

    And then there's that meters first Sub. Easily the best example I have seen.

    Stunning. Just stunning watches.
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  8. Pete17

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    BTW Ryan, what sort of crystal is on your red sub? Looks slightly domed towards the edges?
    I recall they had one with a vertical edge, slightly beveled, slightly more beveled(like mine). Did the meters first subs have another style as well?
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    Superb watches there, Ryan! :worship: :drool:

    I've only had two vintage Rolex watches... a 5513 that I only had for a short while and never took pics of (long before I even got a camera) and this GMT II 16760 "Fat Lady" (R-series) that I've flipped, too (but have some pics of):

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    YES, I need a tan! :dummy: but the pic was taken during the winter.
  10. Cmaster03

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    Thanks, Pete. The GMT is in nice shape for its age, but not too nice I'm afraid to wear it. It's perfect for me in other words. :)

    Nice one, Bo. :thumbsup:

    Ryan, got to agree with everyone else and say those are some stunning watches!

    Looking good, guys. Keep posting. :)
  11. ryan5446

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    Thanks for the welcome and the compliments. I see some really great watches guys !! Love the GMTs

    @ Pete: The crystal is a service tropic 127. I bought the watch from the original owner with the original round edge plexi still on. The watch needed a service and it is difficult to re-use the same plexi after 30 + years. So when taking it of, it also broke so they couldnt re-use it again anyway (I was upset !). So they put a service plexi on. I ve seen different ones of the 127, incl the one you have with the "extra" angle in it. The nicest are the original round edged ones, but I haven been able to find one... The good thing about these service plexi's is that after a full service your watch is waterproof again... In some cases I ve seen good watchmakers polish round edges on the service tropics to make it look like the original ones...
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    Thanks for info Ryan!
    So few have the original crystals these days - it's hard to remember what they looked like.:cheers:
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    Here is a picture with the original plexi on. Not very easy to see, but you can get an idea of the rounded edges.

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    not the best of pictures...

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    Yep, I can see the rounded edge perfectly.

    Thanks mate.
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    I think that's caused from the crystal being polished over the years. The crystal that came on my 1680 was like that.
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    GMT 16750 (7 mil)

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    Sub 16800 (7 mil)

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    Sub 1680 (2 mil)

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    Hope ya'll don't mind a few vintage pics from the red headed stepchild brand.:thumbsup:
    dP

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    some really nice subs !! and a very cool Snowflake :thumbsup:

    Daytona 6265 "Big Red" (s/n 6,0 mil)
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    last but defintely not least, my two prides and joy. I m very very proud to own these babies... They are so special

    GMT 1675 "UAE Ministry of Defence" (s/n 3,1 mil)
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    Seadweller 1665 "Said Bin Qaboos" (s/n 3,5 mil)
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    The two exotics together
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  19. Cmaster03

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    Wow, Ryan! You certainly don't see those babies everyday. :thumbsup:

    Real beauties. I had never heard of the all blue bezel insert for military 1675s until fairly recently when I was reading up on everything I could about them. Too cool. :)
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    Hi Ryan! Welcome to TKF!

    Beautiful watches and very rare indeed! I love your collection!

    Just to point out one thing, it is not Said Bin Qaboos. The name is "Qaboos Bin Saeed". However, on your SD dial it only says "Qaboos" and there is no "Said" :thumbsup::cheers: