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hanybad
16 March 2010, 04:07 PM
i just saw today a gold plated daydate precision 6694 and it had a 7215 band and all goldplated did rolex make goldplated watches.
i thought it was fake but my friend who had it say it was real so i need an expert to tell me.
thanks
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

directioneng
16 March 2010, 04:50 PM
:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle:

JJ Irani
16 March 2010, 05:09 PM
i just saw today a gold plated daydate precision 6694 and it had a 7215 band and all goldplated did rolex make goldplated watches.
i thought it was fake but my friend who had it say it was real so i need an expert to tell me.
thanks
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

The word "goldplated" and "Rolex" can NEVER be used in the same sentence...........and if it does, then the guy needs to be shot!! :comeandge

End of story - JJ

Joey_V
16 March 2010, 05:18 PM
This ain't no Tag man!!

jdc
16 March 2010, 05:47 PM
Ignore the "advice" above, some of the older Rolex had a gold plate on them, not sure about the reference you mentioned.
Have a look at this reference from James Dowling 6634 1959

http://www.ukwatches.com/Rolex1.html

The GMT Master
16 March 2010, 07:02 PM
Martin's right, some were gold plated. I ordered in a new gold plated bracelet direct from Rolex a few months back for a customer of mine

jdc
16 March 2010, 07:13 PM
Martin's right, some were gold plated. I ordered in a new gold plated bracelet direct from Rolex a few months back for a customer of mine
:thumbsup: I have a few vintage pieces myself a Tudor & 1956 Oysterdate and have ordered two replacement bracelets for them through my local AD from Rolex UK, both delivered within a couple of days. Its good the service is there from an AD like you and Rolex UK :cheers:

New Rolex replacement bracelet
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/jackdavidcharlo/Oysterdate%206494/L1040692.jpg

The GMT Master
16 March 2010, 07:30 PM
:thumbsup: I have a few vintage pieces myself a Tudor & 1956 Oysterdate and have ordered two replacement bracelets for them through my local AD from Rolex UK, both delivered within a couple of days. Its good the service is there from an AD like you and Rolex UK :cheers:

New Rolex replacement bracelet
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/jackdavidcharlo/Oysterdate%206494/L1040692.jpg

Looks great :thumbsup: Rolex UK are always great to deal with, very efficient when it comes to spare parts. Just looking forward to seeing servicing times coming down now!

padi56
16 March 2010, 07:33 PM
Martin's right, some were gold plated. I ordered in a new gold plated bracelet direct from Rolex a few months back for a customer of mine

The words Rolex used were gold filled but they were a long time ago now and they were mainly for then Commonwealth countries and Canada.

Rscmaine
16 March 2010, 08:07 PM
Didn't they use the phrase 'gold wrapped'? I know the made a bunch of Perpetual Date's in this config in the 60's and early 70's.

The case was gold plated/wrapped and the ase backs were steel.

There were also some plated bracelets made to match.

The GMT Master
16 March 2010, 09:22 PM
The words Rolex used were gold filled but they were a long time ago now and they were mainly for then Commonwealth countries and Canada.

Ahh, that was the term I was looking for, thanks Padi :thumbsup:

DWdrummer
16 March 2010, 10:12 PM
The word "goldplated" and "Rolex" can NEVER be used in the same sentence...........and if it does, then the guy needs to be shot!! :comeandge

End of story - JJ

HAHA!! Good one JJ and I concur. :cheers:

Idle Swede
16 March 2010, 10:13 PM
The 6694 is a SS Oyster date Precision and not a Daydate.

snow_rocks
16 March 2010, 10:18 PM
The word "goldplated" and "Rolex" can NEVER be used in the same sentence...........and if it does, then the guy needs to be shot!! :comeandge

End of story - JJ

You tosser, you just used both words in the same sentence!

Someone :banhim:! Bad JJ, BAADDDDD!!!!:dummy::bartmoon:

vukotab
16 March 2010, 10:20 PM
They used the word "gold shelled" or "gold wrapped". I had one of these, beautiful Oyster Perpetual Date from seventies...And sold it after awhile:banghead::banghead:
Cheers!:cheers::cheers:

hanybad
17 March 2010, 01:37 AM
The 6694 is a SS Oyster date Precision and not a Daydate.

sorry it was my bad the watch was oysterdate precision and it's goldwrapped including the band and i just saw the same band selling on ebay and here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-ROLEX-OYSTER-BRACELET-7215.PLAQUE.SWISS-MADE_W0QQitemZ320500088769QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ201 00313?IMSfp=TL100313136006r27088

vintage69
17 March 2010, 12:54 PM
They used the word "gold shelled" or "gold wrapped". I had one of these, beautiful Oyster Perpetual Date from seventies...And sold it after awhile:banghead::banghead:
Cheers!:cheers::cheers:

Your watch appears to be a 1503 which was 14k gold and not gold filled.:bye:

Rscmaine
17 March 2010, 09:52 PM
Your watch appears to be a 1503 which was 14k gold and not gold filled.:bye:

The 1503 was available in 3 versions. Steel, 14K solid AND 14K 'gold capped'.

There were also Air Kings in Gold Capped

http://www.watchestobuy.com/RolexAirKing.htm

Here you can see the stainless back -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230430383295&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXS%3F&GUID=68fef4941270a03661059a25ffe1762a&itemid=230430383295&ff4=263602_263622#ht_3454wt_1165

Here's a TRF thread about them - and an ad for them

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?p=1467114

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u209/rscmaine/Rolex_GoldenEgg-1.jpg

locosman
9 April 2017, 01:17 PM
"1947 Rolex "Tropical" Oyster Perpetual, Model 1014"

I own a gold-plated Rolex Oyster Perpetual which I believe is a 1014 with a Stainless Steel case topped with a gold cap. I was told the year is 1947 but I'm not certain how to confirm that.

When I received it, the band was non-original, so I recently went to a Rolex Service Centre here in Vancouver and had them order a matching band for the watch. They provided a:
"19MM YELLOW OYSTER BRAC"

When I picked the watch & new bracelet up today from the service centre, the shop assistant exclaimed "wow, you have a gold-plated one". I didn't quite realize that they were this uncommon.

I've read elsewhere: "The movement is the same Chronometer-rated Cal. 1560 that you would find in a Ref. 1016 or Ref. 5512 of the same era... All-in-all, a very interesting classic Rolex reference that has not been produced in large numbers."
http://i.imgur.com/j82l19i.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rsqJIHS.jpg

breitlings
9 April 2017, 01:23 PM
The words Rolex used were gold filled but they were a long time ago now and they were mainly for then Commonwealth countries and Canada.

Canada is a commonwealth country.

diverdoug
9 April 2017, 01:54 PM
Wow, how much CPR did it take to revive a 7 year old thread? Great looking classic watch!

JnmEaton
9 April 2017, 02:08 PM
Yup.... Gold-filled..... I had to look carefully buying my ref 1002/7 to make sure it was NOT gold-filled...... Solid 14k.

omitohud
9 April 2017, 02:16 PM
I think mine is ref 1550 gold filled which I believe is a thicker plating than gold plated. I have the stretch also gold filled bracelet but it's flimsy so I used it with aftermarket gold plated band.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/2ced4e62c9f2e4264a903d78493495ce.jpg


I blame it on the autoconnect.

locosman
10 April 2017, 01:48 PM
The watch looks great now. But my only hesitation is that the end links don't seem to be as long as the long lugs on the 1014 (longer than the 1024 for example). Am I crazy or correct? Should I take it back to the Service Centre?