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Old 12 January 2021, 08:12 AM   #1
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Thinking of picking this up...

Looking at this 1601 / 1974. No box or papers. Stretch looks good. Watch is in good order, from a seller Iíve bought from before. 3700 USD.

What do you all think ? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12 January 2021, 09:26 AM   #2
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Yes! YEs! YES! Beautiful!
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Old 12 January 2021, 10:51 AM   #3
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For a 1974 it looks really nice. The dial , date wheel and hands look nice. I think if you want to make it a 10/10, then if finished professionally the fluting maybe could be a little sharper on the bezel, and the brush work on the case more uniform in the correct direction. Hard to to tell much from these few photos, but it's a classic.
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Old 12 January 2021, 01:14 PM   #4
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Yup. I think I’m pulling the trigger. The 3700 includes the taxes. The seller sold me my wife’s roulette and stands behind his watches.
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Old 12 January 2021, 01:32 PM   #5
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I'd go for it. Looks great, but I'm no expert.
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Old 13 January 2021, 01:08 AM   #6
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A classic -- best wishes!
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Old 13 January 2021, 01:10 AM   #7
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Can't go wrong with this one it's a classic. I'd go for it.
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Old 13 January 2021, 06:34 AM   #8
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Looking at this 1601 / 1974. No box or papers. Stretch looks good. Watch is in good order, from a seller Iíve bought from before. 3700 USD.

What do you all think ? Thanks in advance.
No idea if the price is good or not. If you are sure it isn't a Frankenstein I say go for it. It looks great!
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Old 13 January 2021, 06:35 AM   #9
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Looks like a goodun!
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Old 13 January 2021, 08:36 AM   #10
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You think right buddy, nice watch it is.
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Old 13 January 2021, 08:38 AM   #11
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Love this watch, this example looks great to me. If only I didn't have 7.5" wrist, I'd own this.
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Old 13 January 2021, 11:30 AM   #12
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that's sweet
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Old 13 January 2021, 02:20 PM   #13
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Paul Newman wore this in Color of Money I believe.
Watch is stone cold awesome
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Old 13 January 2021, 02:52 PM   #14
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I think if it sings to you then go for it.
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Old 13 January 2021, 05:13 PM   #15
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I like it. Vintage, classic Rolex.
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Old 13 January 2021, 10:16 PM   #16
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A great looking watch.
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Old 13 January 2021, 10:19 PM   #17
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Looks good.
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Old 14 January 2021, 01:11 AM   #18
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Gorgeous! The classic & perfect DJ. I'm debating getting one myself for every day
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Old 14 January 2021, 01:19 AM   #19
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Sigma Dial if I'm not mistaken. Beautiful timeless Rolex and still the bench mark for good watches 70 odd years after Rolex introduced the model. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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Old 14 January 2021, 01:38 AM   #20
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Yes, nice omega dial at a good price. It looks like a good, honest piece. We havent seen the movement but if there is no corrosion around the movement then I wouldnt hesitate to pull the trigger.
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Old 14 January 2021, 03:16 AM   #21
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Very nice Sigma dial!! I like it very much.
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Old 14 January 2021, 06:56 AM   #22
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Love this watch, this example looks great to me. If only I didn't have 7.5" wrist, I'd own this.
Why?
Itís perfect for an average sized wrist
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Old 14 January 2021, 06:59 AM   #23
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Why?
Itís perfect for an average sized wrist
A 36mm watch looks quite small on most 7.5" wrists. My wrist is 7.25 and I cannot get away with it even though I love most vintage 36mm pieces.
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Old 14 January 2021, 07:57 AM   #24
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My wrist is nearly 9”
But I still think a stainless DJ with a white gold bezel looks fine
Now my gold 6605 looks tiny on my wrist
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Old 14 January 2021, 08:46 AM   #25
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My wrist is nearly 9Ē
But I still think a stainless DJ with a white gold bezel looks fine
Now my gold 6605 looks tiny on my wrist
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:00 AM   #26
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A 36mm watch looks quite small on most 7.5" wrists. My wrist is 7.25 and I cannot get away with it even though I love most vintage 36mm pieces.
Respectfully disagree. It's about style, not necessarily about size. The look of a 36mm DJ has a very distinctive old-school look, especially when worn a little loose on the wrist with a Jubilee bracelet. I'm not suggesting it's for everyone, but the fact that it's not big by today's standards is exactly the appeal of it. Thank goodness Rolex still makes it at 36mm. It's one of the few men's Rolexes still in production that has retained its original size, from 1945.

Men's wrists aren't any bigger or smaller on average nowadays than they were in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, etc .... when the 36mm DJ was the quintessential Rolex. Not sure why some guys think it's too small today.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:04 AM   #27
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Respectfully disagree. It's about style, not necessarily about size. The look of a 36mm DJ has a very distinctive old-school look, especially when worn a little loose on the wrist with a Jubilee bracelet. I'm not suggesting it's for everyone, but the fact that it's not big by today's standards is exactly the appeal of it. Thank goodness Rolex still makes it at 36mm. It's one of the few men's Rolexes still in production that has retained its original size, from 1945.

Men's wrists aren't any bigger or smaller on average nowadays than they were in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, etc .... when the 36mm DJ was the quintessential Rolex. Not sure why some guys think it's too small today.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:10 AM   #28
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Respectfully disagree. It's about style, not necessarily about size. The look of a 36mm DJ has a very distinctive old-school look, especially when worn a little loose on the wrist with a Jubilee bracelet. I'm not suggesting it's for everyone, but the fact that it's not big by today's standards is exactly the appeal of it. Thank goodness Rolex still makes it at 36mm. It's one of the few men's Rolexes still in production that has retained its original size, from 1945.

Men's wrists aren't any bigger or smaller on average nowadays than they were in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, etc .... when the 36mm DJ was the quintessential Rolex. Not sure why some guys think it's too small today.
It's not 1945 last I checked... 39mm is the smallest I'll go so that it doesn't get confused for my wives timepiece.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:12 AM   #29
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Respectfully disagree. It's about style, not necessarily about size. The look of a 36mm DJ has a very distinctive old-school look, especially when worn a little loose on the wrist with a Jubilee bracelet. I'm not suggesting it's for everyone, but the fact that it's not big by today's standards is exactly the appeal of it. Thank goodness Rolex still makes it at 36mm. It's one of the few men's Rolexes still in production that has retained its original size, from 1945.

Men's wrists aren't any bigger or smaller on average nowadays than they were in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, etc .... when the 36mm DJ was the quintessential Rolex. Not sure why some guys think it's too small today.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:23 AM   #30
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It's not 1945 last I checked... 39mm is the smallest I'll go so that it doesn't get confused for my wives timepiece.

I think the point is that itís persisted 75 years and is still desirable and still looks sophisticated and understated. The juryís still out on whether the dinner plate size is a good look or not. FWIW, I think it will go the way of square toed shoes.
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