(circa 1945?) model 6564 serial number 379202 Rolex Oyster perpetual

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  1. monopdt831

    monopdt831

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    This watch happened to belong to my grandfathers brother and now to me after his passing. This watch hasn't been worn in probably ten years as well as not serviced in at least that. I am new to rolexes in general and not sure what to do next. I have a jeweler that I have used for the last few years, however, not listed on the rolex official dealer/repairer list. should I be concerned with having them take a look at it? If not, then what kind of pricing should I expect to pay here in the US? Need a replacement band, and was looking at a simple, non rolex, band. what are any concerns I should be aware of? Thanks for all the help. Looking forward to having this on my wrist. Trying to post a pic.

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  2. bridgs

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    That watch is very cool! I personally do not know whether RSC will work on watches that old. If they do you may be looking at $600.00 or more. As far as the band goes, they are all over the internet (aftermarkets). However that speidel twistoflex type band that is on the watch now beleive it or not is one of the most compfortable bands made IMHO, that is after it has ripped all of your wrist hairs off one by one. I know this because I have worn the twistoflex band on my datejust and sub for long periods of time. They are ugly, but compfy not to mention the fact, they help dumb down the rolex look and are safer if you work in an environment where you may lose your hand because of a bracelet catching on machinery
  3. Pete17

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    If you can, take it to a Rolex Service Center. The RSC's here in Oz still service these old bubblebacks so hopefully the Stateside RSC's will do the same.
    There are also many highly qualified watchmakers I'm sure in your area who could also service the watch for you.
    Aftermarket bracelets are everywhere on the web so you just need to know the width of the lugs and take it from there.

    The serial # puts the watch as a late 40's model IIRC.

    Cheers
  4. SPACE-DWELLER

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    Being in the USA and having such an old watch, you'd probably be best serviced by a watchmaker with a Rolex spare parts account...

    See this thread:

    Time For Service
  5. Aerome

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    Congrats!

    You may contact some of the RSC's (Rolex Service Centers) directly and give them the serial number. If they have all of the parts they will service it for you. Otherwise try to find an independent Rolex specialist in your area. There are a few in Dallas that I could recommend. Get referrals on someone you're interested in as anyone with a Rolex sign in the window may not be what you're looking for. Deal directly with the watchmaker, and not a third party.

    Given such a great heirloom, it deserves the best bracelet you can afford.

    Expect about $600 for the service at an RSC, $300 for service at a good Rolex independent.
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    Post before & after pics after restoration...
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