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Old 15 May 2012, 06:06 AM   #61
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Serial 3066XXX

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Great collection you have going there! Thanks for sharing with us.

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Old 15 May 2012, 06:15 AM   #62
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here's my 2.9m beast

here are a few i have for now.

i'll post better macro shots of the minty dial... these don't do it justice



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Old 17 May 2012, 01:39 PM   #63
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the thread just keeps getting better and better!
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Old 29 May 2012, 04:10 PM   #64
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Old 30 May 2012, 04:15 AM   #65
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Another great addition!!
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Old 30 May 2012, 07:00 AM   #66
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Old 21 June 2012, 06:19 AM   #67
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Old 21 June 2012, 06:31 AM   #68
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finally got round to taking a few snaps the other day

2.9m from around 1970

it came on and original riveted bracelet and i've fitted it with a new 93150/580 and glidelock clasp











Macros of the dial, cropped in Photoshop

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Old 21 June 2012, 07:42 AM   #69
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Beautiful Puffy! Congrats on this find and thanks for posting here! Where in the world did this watch live before you purchased?

Can you show a pic of the clasp on it?
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Old 21 June 2012, 07:46 AM   #70
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Beautiful Puffy! Congrats on this find and thanks for posting here! Where in the world did this watch live before you purchased?

Can you show a pic of the clasp on it?
thanks mate

It lived a very quiet life, being worn on sundays etc

two snaps showing the Glidelock on the 93150



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Old 21 June 2012, 11:32 PM   #71
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Old 22 June 2012, 01:17 AM   #72
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incredible pictures...puffy

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2.9m from around 1970
it came on and original riveted bracelet and i've fitted it with a new 93150/580 and glidelock clasp

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Wow, great photos. It shows the features of the 1680 very well. For now, I will just gaze at the RedSub Club, but I hope to add one to the collection at some point....
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Old 22 June 2012, 02:06 AM   #73
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Glad a few more owners posted here. THANKS!
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Old 22 June 2012, 03:36 AM   #74
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this should be a sticky
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Old 7 July 2012, 03:41 AM   #75
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Old 15 July 2012, 01:54 AM   #76
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An untouched and never polished red letter! Mark V, serial 2.9:


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Old 15 July 2012, 04:35 AM   #77
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Caseback IV72, 9315 "pateted" bracelet signed 72.

Bought in south america (Argentina?) in 1975.


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Old 15 July 2012, 04:46 AM   #78
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That's a beauty Yasargil, absolutely stunning, how did you come across it?
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Old 15 July 2012, 05:07 AM   #79
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So, it means that mark V are the rarest of the feet first dials???

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i've been told that when Rolex brought out the MkV they were unhappy with how the the red lettering appeared when applied directly onto the dial as opposed to red on white, they reverted back to the MkIV dials again until MkVI was issued
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Old 15 July 2012, 05:17 AM   #80
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Beautiful Mario ...and that insert is to die for
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Old 15 July 2012, 05:18 AM   #81
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oh dear sweet jesus.... stop it guys...
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Old 15 July 2012, 05:26 AM   #82
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Beautiful Mario ...and that insert is to die for
For my red I have four inserts, diferent colours for a special moment! ;-)




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Old 16 July 2012, 01:22 PM   #83
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My father's 3.2 mil SN Red Sub (with luminova dial)
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Old 12 August 2012, 03:33 PM   #84
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Old 12 August 2012, 04:12 PM   #85
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Old 13 August 2012, 04:45 PM   #86
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My 1680 Red

On its way out for restoration soon I hope. Needs a solid servicing, original bracelet needs rebuilding, needs a cleaning and it is missing its pearl @ 12 O'Clock.

I picked this watch up on ebay about 13 years ago for around $3k after settling into my first 'corporate' job where I was doing pretty well. It was a big risk to buy, kinda stupid, but thats the way these things work out sometimes. I just really had my heart set on a red for some reason and this became my daily wearer for 8 years or so. It and I have visited India, all over Europe, all over the US as well as some time in Central America so its seen its fair share of knock-arounds and miles.

Once the pearl fell out and the kids came along I retired it into a drawer where its sat quietly for the occasional trip outside. I've decided to bring it back to the best condition I can get it in, wear it more often and hope to give it to my son when he gets married in 20 years or so :)

The odd thing about this watch is that the serial is 3.3m or so (I think, may be 3.1, its hard to read) but it looks to have the MK4 dial on it with barely open 6's. There were 300k or so cross-overs so I think this is in that range.

So, here are the terrible photos I took. I'll post new ones in a month or so when its bright and shiny.

Next up: a GMT from ~1972 or so when I can find the right one.
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Old 13 August 2012, 09:44 PM   #87
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great first post and welcome mate

might be easier to look for a whole insert than just the pearl.. reckon you can find one for $200 or so...

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On its way out for restoration soon I hope. Needs a solid servicing, original bracelet needs rebuilding, needs a cleaning and it is missing its pearl @ 12 O'Clock.

I picked this watch up on ebay about 13 years ago for around $3k after settling into my first 'corporate' job where I was doing pretty well. It was a big risk to buy, kinda stupid, but thats the way these things work out sometimes. I just really had my heart set on a red for some reason and this became my daily wearer for 8 years or so. It and I have visited India, all over Europe, all over the US as well as some time in Central America so its seen its fair share of knock-arounds and miles.

Once the pearl fell out and the kids came along I retired it into a drawer where its sat quietly for the occasional trip outside. I've decided to bring it back to the best condition I can get it in, wear it more often and hope to give it to my son when he gets married in 20 years or so :)

The odd thing about this watch is that the serial is 3.3m or so (I think, may be 3.1, its hard to read) but it looks to have the MK4 dial on it with barely open 6's. There were 300k or so cross-overs so I think this is in that range.

So, here are the terrible photos I took. I'll post new ones in a month or so when its bright and shiny.

Next up: a GMT from ~1972 or so when I can find the right one.
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Old 13 August 2012, 11:26 PM   #88
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Love the new additions to the this thread. THANK YOU!
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Old 14 August 2012, 02:58 AM   #89
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Good point! I am hoping my watchmaker (who has done a few of these already) has some period correct/properly faded ones available. If not the its the insert!


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might be easier to look for a whole insert than just the pearl.. reckon you can find one for $200 or so...
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Old 14 August 2012, 03:37 PM   #90
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Here you go Brian. MKII with a 2.21 #
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