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Old Yesterday, 02:50 AM   #31
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Terrific work Phillip, as usual.

Best,

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Old Yesterday, 02:56 AM   #32
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Very nice! Job well done
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Old Yesterday, 05:27 AM   #33
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Just enough
Lovely watch thanks for showing
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Old Yesterday, 05:42 AM   #34
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Hello members and fans of the Red-Sub. I have read on a sticky that the MkI/II and III
dials were made by one of two contractors, Lemrich or Beyeler. Did Rolex have any other
contractors making re-sub dials? My watch looks great and spot on time. Mike
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Old Yesterday, 06:09 AM   #35
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Looks great!

Enjoy your clean watch Mike, its a gem!

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Old Yesterday, 06:32 AM   #36
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Thanks for the kind words to the members on this forum and thank you, Mike for allowing me to work on such a special family piece!
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM   #37
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Another great job and nice story, too!
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 PM   #38
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I too love these transformation posts. Looks so good!
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Old Today, 02:02 AM   #39
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I enjoyed everything about this! Stories like these are why I wanted a Rolex!
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Old Today, 05:25 AM   #40
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Incredible. Finally had to use the hammer and chisel? Hah!
Great work. Ready for another 50yrs.
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Old Today, 05:28 AM   #41
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Interesting how white the indices are and how the beveling on the lugs has been rounded off from wear.
The watch was worn every day, so the Tritium did not have time to patina unlike one stored in a safe.

Mike, (Owner) did mention hand polishing the watch from time-to-time.
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Amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Today, 08:38 AM   #43
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Yea, my red got polished sometimes. I would put it in my pocket working around the farm from time to time. The thing only cost $285 in 1969. Mike
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Old Today, 08:57 AM   #44
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Great work as always!
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Old Today, 12:03 PM   #45
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Great work and great watch. My 1680 looked a lot like the earlier condition too.
Case was not as bad from scratches but I cracked the plexi crystal and moisture
entered and really messed with the dial and hands . I bought the watch because I wanted a tool watch and something that was robust, withstanding the work I did which was working on a fire crew the U.S. Forest Service. Years later pulled the watch out of the safe and sent it to RSC in California. Had the dial, hands, crystal and bracelet replaced with Rolex service replacements. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't done that but at the time I used the watch as the tool it was meant to be, not so much as a collector watch. Forty-four years later I still have and wear that white 1680. I would never sell it. It shares wrist time with my 16610.
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Old Today, 07:48 PM   #46
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Such a dirty watch amazing the skin acids did not eat through bezel insert
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