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Old 19 September 2023, 09:09 AM   #61
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Congrats, looks like a stunner to enjoy
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Old 19 September 2023, 02:04 PM   #62
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Old 19 September 2023, 09:36 PM   #63
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Amazing。What a beauty
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Old 24 September 2023, 09:50 PM   #64
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First of all, many thanks to Mo (@swaini3), Robby (@southtexas), and Aaron (@swish77) for helping vet this when it became available. Since I tend to be more drawn to the no-date Sub references, I hadn't paid enough attention to the 1680, and was trying to learn a lot quickly. This was purchased as part of a lot from an estate; the buyer was mainly interested in one watch and was selling off the rest to recoup his investment.

No bracelet, unfortunately, but a nice Mk4 dial with aged waffle-texture lume and matching hands. The insert has a bit of fade, and fortunately I have been hanging on to an extra lume pip. The case is thick with strong crown guards; chamfers are present, but worn. Overall, I'm really happy with it, I love the color of the lume. I may put it on a 7206 for now, but obviously it needs a service.

The 2.36M serial lines up with the III.69 case-back, but is early for a Mk4 dial according to the conventional list on the DRSD site. The list hasn't been updated in a long time, so I tried to do some research myself and Mo also found several examples. For some reason, it's not easy to find many 2.3M Red Subs on the web (compared to both earlier and later serials), but I did unearth several 2.35M – 2.38M Mk4 examples, so I'm keeping an open mind at this point.















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Old 25 September 2023, 05:58 AM   #65
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Had never seen this plexy profile before, but my efforts were dedicated to the white 1680 as my first vintage purchase a few years back.
Was this one the first Top Hat released ? Was it ever available on the white version ?
I have always been assuming the original shape only had a tiny chamfer on the top.
My "white's" top hat 127 has convex top and almost no chamfer.

I have exactly the same question, would the experts kindly enlighten us, please?

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Old 25 September 2023, 07:32 AM   #66
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Nice pick from the sale ads! Pictures go a long way.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=902788

This is the watch?


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Old 25 September 2023, 09:49 AM   #67
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Looks v good Dan, nice waffling, orig crown, date wheel, handset and I think plexi is the original soft edge chamfer one too - all things I like.
Hi Paul, would you please kindly elaborate on this plexi's "soft edge chamfer"?

Thanks so much,

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Old 26 September 2023, 05:00 AM   #68
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The soft edge is new to me, here is an earlier discussion about the top hat of the white 1680s:
https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...hlight=service
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Old 26 September 2023, 12:21 PM   #69
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Great looking watch sir!


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