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Old 14 September 2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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Rolex Oysterquartz

Info for reference on the Rolex Oysterquartz.
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Old 14 September 2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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Old 14 September 2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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Great stuff... THANK YOU for sharing!
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Old 15 September 2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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Old 15 September 2009, 03:22 AM   #5
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Old 15 September 2009, 04:16 AM   #6
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I don't know why this model isn't as popular as it should be. It's pretty! And from what I've heard, Rolex will change the battery for free forever. Is this right?
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Old 30 September 2009, 03:09 PM   #7
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I don't know why this model isn't as popular as it should be. It's pretty! And from what I've heard, Rolex will change the battery for free forever. Is this right?
I wish! Not in Australia. The batery lasts me about 3 years.
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Old 12 October 2009, 03:12 AM   #8
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wow - i just told myself that someday i'm going to get myself one. a rolex-made quartz movement: the epitome of heq imo.
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Old 12 October 2009, 09:32 PM   #9
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the epitome of heq imo.
Okay, I give up... what does heq mean?
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Old 14 October 2009, 03:23 AM   #10
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Okay, I give up... what does heq mean?
high end quartz. if you google it you'll find a forum devoted to the subject.
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Old 12 October 2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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they also put an automatic movement inside of an oyster quartz case just to see
if the case was appealing and a sturdy design.
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Old 12 October 2009, 10:10 PM   #12
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they also put an automatic movement inside of an oyster quartz case just to see
if the case was appealing and a sturdy design.
Yep and here it is, my 1630. The only difference is the 3 rows of gold links instead of the 2 on the Oysterquartz
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Old 5 October 2020, 11:50 AM   #13
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Hi there, i just bought the same watch. How do you or did you like it? I see this is a very old post :)
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Old 18 October 2009, 10:36 AM   #14
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they also put an automatic movement inside of an oyster quartz case just to see
if the case was appealing and a sturdy design.
And they are Rare
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Old 18 October 2009, 10:42 AM   #15
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If Anybody has any of the crown collection oyster quartz catalog pics please post
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Old 14 October 2009, 04:23 AM   #16
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Old 17 October 2009, 10:15 PM   #17
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I joined the OQ club just 10 days ago...

With this immaculate 17000 from 1985. Incredibly, it came with its original inner and outer boxes, all paperwork and even the hang tag.

Future classic in my eyes...

Enjoy!

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Old 18 October 2009, 03:44 AM   #18
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Ahhhh..........More
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Old 18 October 2009, 03:48 AM   #19
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Old 25 October 2009, 08:40 AM   #20
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thats a fantastic review Nikos.. my father has the 17000 model... very good details.. that i dont know about...
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Old 27 October 2009, 11:59 AM   #21
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Icon7 My Oysterquartz models

I just recently picked up a ref 17014 with a full hologram on the case back. The serial is E9xxxxxx which puts it about 1991. Only the white ink has been rubbed off the hologram. That alone told me this watch had little wrist time. It matches up nicely with my 17000. Time to go.
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Old 25 October 2009, 04:32 PM   #22
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Has anyone got a 1530 i.e. SS Date on a oysterquartz case?
Why would 1530 be more valuable (or at least same value) than the TT 1630?
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Old 25 October 2009, 11:00 PM   #23
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This is my 17000...1 of my favorite collections.

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Old 28 October 2009, 01:53 AM   #24
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It is the pinacle of HEQ, The first truly thermocompensating quartz movement. THe thing that is truly fascinating about this movement to me is that there is still a "escapement" The real diffrence is rather that use a electronically actuated stator mechanism they kept the pallet intact and left the escape wheel. It only took breitling until ~00 to develop and market their own (cheaper, piggy-backed fully electronic superquartz movement.)
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Old 28 January 2010, 11:02 AM   #25
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Great thread, thanks for all the nice info and pics!
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I just inherited this 17014 OQ.

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Old 11 January 2012, 01:20 AM   #27
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Great info. Here's my 17000.
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Old 11 January 2012, 05:46 AM   #28
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great info. I had heard that the Qysterquartz had been on the top of Everest. now, I know it's true.
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Great info. Here's my 17000.
My grail within the Rolex quartz family (smooth bezel, the bracelet, black dial).

Gorgeous things and very special Rolex.

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Gorgeous things and very special Rolex.



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