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Old 4 October 2019, 12:35 AM   #24
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After some research, I'm a bit worried about the crown guards. They look huge, flat and out of proportion. What do you guys think?



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It could very well be an unpolished case with those long crown guards, and also the angle of the photo. However, you're right to be cautious, and I'd look online to see if you can find photos of an unpolished MKI 1655 with similar crown guards.

Also, keep in mind that cases/crown guards from different versions of the same reference, and even watch to watch, can vary a little. These cases were hand-finished at the Rolex factory back in the day. Even unpolished cases can look slightly funky/uneven at times.

Clear photos of the serial and reference numbers between the lugs could help confirm the authenticity of the case.
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