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Old 14 January 2020, 05:13 AM   #1
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Please help identify - No numbers

I recently inherited this watch that has no identifying numbers whatsoever.

A well-known and trusted jeweler serviced it and promises it's genuine, but they are unsure of the year and model.

Apparently it is a man's or midsize watch, but I've decided to give it to my wife, as the face is very small by today's standards.

We'd like to switch out the acrylic with a diamond bezel and sapphire crystal to modernize it for her.

So the bezel size needed would also be appreciated - Thank you
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Old 15 January 2020, 03:08 AM   #2
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There's a ton of knowledge within this community, but I've received no replies.

Would additional pictures be helpful?

I'm new to this forum and certainly want to become a respected member and collector, just need a hand getting started.

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Old 15 January 2020, 07:27 AM   #3
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Looks no bueno to me... What the heck is going on with that bracelet...?
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Old 15 January 2020, 07:27 AM   #4
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That's because your pics are not good, nor have you provided any useful information. A quick look shows a likely 50's potential.

Watch is a small, 30mm odd ball with parquet finish. It is not generally wise to put on a sapphire crystal because the plexi and bezel seal the watch as a unit.

Numbers for this watch should be on the case sides, under the bracelet and inside the case back.
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Old 15 January 2020, 07:46 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses - I'll post some better pictures tonight.

The bracelet is really unique, not my personal choice and I'm sure quite offensive to many collectors, but it certainly has presence on my wife's wrist.
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Old 15 January 2020, 08:15 AM   #6
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Interesting that the case lugs have the same pattern as that bracelet. If you can get the bracelet off safely, it should have a serial number between one pair of lugs and a reference (model) number between the other pair.
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Old 15 January 2020, 08:23 AM   #7
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Looks like I found the exact watch online - and they claim it's an original Rolex bracelet

Since this is only my 3rd post, I'm not allowed to attach the link, but these are the details:

Brand: Rolex

Style: Vintage - Circa 1966

Model Number: 6551

Serial Number: 1347148

Producer: Rolex S.A.

Case: Original Rolex Design

Dimensions: 30 MM, 11 MM Thick

Movement: Original Swiss Made, Automatic Self Winding

Bracelet: Original Rolex Design

Description: 14K Yellow Gold Patterned Finish Links

Clasp: Over - Locking Clasp

Measurements: 17 MM Wide, Fits up to 6.75 inch wrist

Bezel: Fluted

Crown: Twin Lock with High Relief Logo

Dial: Original Silver

Hour Markers: Stick Hour Markers

Hands: Gold Polished Luminous

Functions: Hours, Minutes and Seconds

Crystal: Acrylic



Is this a rare model?

Does anyone have experience with this one?


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Old 15 January 2020, 09:48 AM   #8
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I owned a 6651 a while ago. Yours looks all correct except for the hands, which look like replacements. Mine was a smooth case with fluted bezel and gold-plated rivet bracelet USA-made if memory serves. Bought at an NAWCC Regional show.

I haven't ever seen a bracelet finish like that before the two you have posted. Interesting look.

Nice little watches, of course a little small by today's standards. Great gift, IMHO.
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Old 15 January 2020, 10:16 AM   #9
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Very little chance anyone makes a sapphire and diamond crystal/bezel set for that watch.

Honestly though, it looks great as-is if used as a ladies watch. Why change anything?
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