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Old 7 July 2020, 09:04 AM   #1
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Help with Rolex font engraving?

Hi all,
Could you pls assist with the authenticity of the number engravings? and whether the case back is original, service, aftermarket?
The seller is reputable but I would like a confirmation. The letters on the case seem ok but the numbers, not too sure....
Sorry, if the pictures are not the best.
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Old 7 July 2020, 09:37 AM   #2
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It would probably take at least a couple decades to produce the rust found on the inner case back.

Looks fine to me based on the poor quality photos.
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Old 7 July 2020, 11:27 AM   #3
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Old 7 July 2020, 11:46 AM   #4
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The 8 looking like it was hand drawn isn't uncommon. I'm subbing to see what some of the experts have to say.

I will say this though - a lot of the older (1970s, 60s) rolexes and Tudors I look at, will have some kind of wear within the serial or reference number, where the end links have rubbed over time. Having said that, as Springer observes, the rust indicates the parts are quite a few years old.
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Old 7 July 2020, 02:43 PM   #5
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To me it is good and original, the font with the 8 that looks handwritten is typical for the period.
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Old 7 July 2020, 02:49 PM   #6
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Interesting, even the 3s are different in the SAME serial number.

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To me it is good and original, the font with the 8 that looks handwritten is typical for the period.
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Old 7 July 2020, 03:38 PM   #7
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I would have access to a wide library of serials engraving pictures.
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Old 7 July 2020, 04:55 PM   #8
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Looks good to me.
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Old 8 July 2020, 06:30 AM   #9
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Old 8 July 2020, 06:59 AM   #10
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Interesting, even the 3s are different in the SAME serial number.
When you use a pantograph engraving machine, each letter/number is made by an individual patterned die. My sets have up to six of some letters/numbers. It's not uncommon for them to differ greatly
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Old 8 July 2020, 07:26 AM   #11
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Thankfully, there isn't a real shortcut to producing the corrosion on the inner lugs.
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When you use a pantograph engraving machine, each letter/number is made by an individual patterned die. My sets have up to six of some letters/numbers. It's not uncommon for them to differ greatly
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