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Old 30 March 2020, 01:55 AM   #1
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Legit check- 1016 Explorer from 1967

Hi, hoping to get some help. Any standout flaws from the dial? Not a vintage expert.
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Old 30 March 2020, 02:18 AM   #2
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Old 30 March 2020, 02:20 AM   #3
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Old 30 March 2020, 03:09 AM   #4
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Old 30 March 2020, 03:11 AM   #5
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I know nothing. But the 3, 6, and 9 look bad. Someone tried touch them up i believe.
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Old 30 March 2020, 03:13 AM   #6
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I know nothing. But the 3, 6, and 9 look bad. Someone tried touch them up i believe.
Thanks so much. Yeah the 6 looks a little suspect.
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Old 30 March 2020, 03:23 AM   #7
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The hands also bother me. Something really wrong with the dial. I’d pass
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Old 30 March 2020, 03:24 AM   #8
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The hands also bother me. Something really wrong with the dial. I’d pass
Thanks so much!
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Old 2 April 2020, 12:17 AM   #9
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And I wouldn’t show the serial number on a forum.
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Old 2 April 2020, 01:34 AM   #10
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The 3-6-9 look similar to what I have seen in the past. There are a lot of threads on this topic you may need to dig through the forum.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...ght=1016+dials
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Old 2 April 2020, 02:45 AM   #11
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The 3-6-9 look similar to what I have seen in the past. There are a lot of threads on this topic you may need to dig through the forum.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...ght=1016+dials
Tom is quite correct. These numbers were not only hand-painted, but the lume expands, shrinks, distorts over time.
Here's a selection I found in just a few minutes

https://www.hqmilton.com/timepieces/...ce-papers-4938

https://www.hqmilton.com/timepieces/...font-dial-9722

https://www.hqmilton.com/timepieces/...er-i-1016-A580

https://www.hqmilton.com/timepieces/...th-papers-9617

https://www.hqmilton.com/timepieces/...h-papers-A1573
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Old 2 April 2020, 03:57 AM   #12
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Put it in sunlight and see if it glows if you have the watch....any glow at all it’s relumed...if nothing glows you might Have an original piece....just for starters that what’s I would check
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Old 2 April 2020, 04:02 AM   #13
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Put it in sunlight and see if it glows if you have the watch....any glow at all it’s relumed...if nothing glows you might Have an original piece....just for starters that what’s I would check
Gotta disagree. There’s a certain ‘66/‘67 lume batch that will glow briefly. I’ve had three watches from that period, and all three glowed for a bit.
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Old 2 April 2020, 06:42 AM   #14
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67 could glow depending on serial number
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Old 2 April 2020, 08:22 AM   #15
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Gotta disagree. There’s a certain ‘66/‘67 lume batch that will glow briefly. I’ve had three watches from that period, and all three glowed for a bit.


Especially with that « greenish » hue


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Looks good to my untrained eye.
The only thing that looks a little unfamiliar is the size of the lume dot on the second hand, it looks quite large.
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Old 2 April 2020, 09:48 AM   #17
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Yeah it looks ok to me too. The puffing of the lume is a new one to me, but it seems legit.
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after a quick blast of light my ´67 5513 looks like this... that's all original puffy lume goodness for those at the back who've missed the threads posted on this subject

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after a quick blast of light my ´67 5513 looks like this... that's all original puffy lume goodness for those at the back who've missed the threads posted on this subject

Wow, amazing...is the pip original also? My 5513 from 1983 does not glow at all...must be some special lume!
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