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Old 23 May 2019, 06:47 AM   #31
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Old 23 May 2019, 12:07 PM   #32
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Congratulations on a lovely example! I love the patina that has developed on it.
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Old 23 May 2019, 01:01 PM   #33
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:51 PM   #34
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[QUOTE=inadeje;9661457]My +50 year old 5513 says hi



hello from sunny south florida
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Old 26 May 2019, 11:48 PM   #35
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My fav day of the month the 26th and happy open 6 day... Love my 16800...



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Old 16 July 2019, 08:34 AM   #36
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[QUOTE=Glosstritium;9631210]Been with me and the family from day one 35 years ago, bought at a Rolex dealer in 1984 reference 16800 with the gloss dial... All original and movement serviced only twice at a family friend who is a watchmaker and never was sent to Rolex.. Serviced in 94 and again Sept 2018.. Running +.89 seconds a day...

I'm a bit confused. Is "never was sent to Rolex" a good thing? Are they not a good bet for service on their own watches?

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Old 16 July 2019, 08:37 AM   #37
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I'm a bit confused. Is "never was sent to Rolex" a good thing? Are they not a good bet for service on their own watches?

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It's not really a good or bad thing, but RSCs are known for swapping out hands/dials/inserts on old watches. So a watch that's never been to an RSC should be more likely to have it's original parts.
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Old 16 July 2019, 08:53 AM   #38
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Lovely watch, can't beat a daily.
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Old 16 July 2019, 09:00 AM   #39
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Wonderful!
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Old 16 July 2019, 09:08 AM   #40
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Love it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 19 July 2019, 01:30 PM   #41
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Old 19 July 2019, 01:44 PM   #42
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Keep wearing it, servicing it and enjoying it! Love seeing these watches with wear and tear on them.
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Old 19 July 2019, 02:02 PM   #43
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Really nice!!
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Old 3 August 2019, 03:13 AM   #44
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Congratulations: this 16610 tritium hands looks like NOS
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Old 3 August 2019, 05:43 AM   #45
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Old 3 August 2019, 05:57 AM   #46
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Old 3 August 2019, 07:22 AM   #47
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Beautiful. Such a handsome watch and a great daily. Keep it in the family and look forward to another 35 (and far more) years.
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Old 3 August 2019, 07:27 AM   #48
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Old 3 August 2019, 10:00 AM   #49
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Old 3 August 2019, 10:48 AM   #50
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Congratulations: this 16610 tritium hands looks like NOS
This is a 16800 from 84 all original since factory and nothing charged down to the beat up corners of the crystal
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Old 3 August 2019, 10:54 AM   #51
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Old 7 August 2019, 10:24 AM   #52
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What is your bracelet like? Any stretch or link wear? I am just curious as I have come across rolex subs which are considerably newer than yours with heavily worn bracelets.
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Old 7 August 2019, 05:39 PM   #53
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This dial is serving its beautiful purpose.
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Old 7 August 2019, 10:40 PM   #54
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What is your bracelet like? Any stretch or link wear? I am just curious as I have come across rolex subs which are considerably newer than yours with heavily worn bracelets.
Very minimal stretch... The trick is I wear it snug and not loose like alot of people, meaning people that like it to swing side to side is the bracelets with alot of wear and I clean it with soap every weekend
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Old 7 August 2019, 11:29 PM   #55
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Old 7 August 2019, 11:33 PM   #56
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Very minimal stretch... The trick is I wear it snug and not loose like alot of people, meaning people that like it to swing side to side is the bracelets with alot of wear and I clean it with soap every weekend
Thanks for the tips! I do get the impression it is those hollow centre links and trapped grime that seem to do all the damage. I clean mine each weekend too. Cheers
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Old 7 August 2019, 11:45 PM   #57
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Old 8 August 2019, 12:14 AM   #58
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FWIW, mine has a bit of stretch to the bracelet, but it's a younger version at only 32 years old ;) I'm not exactly sure how to measure it but occasionally I'll hold it up to compare to some photos I see and while there's obviously some sag, it's not too bad overall.

Other than it having been sent in for a service once in it's lifetime, I can't recall a period when it wasn't on my wrist since I bought it new...and like the OP I wear it on the tighter side vs. loose.
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