The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Old 11 November 2018, 05:51 AM   #1
Tom1111
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3
Sub 16610 lumes redial?

Hi all

Iíve been looking at this sub 16610 (1997) for a while. Looks good to me, only worry are the lumes. Dial is indicating tritium, but lumes look like lumanova in the dark. Could this be one of the tritium dials with lumanova lumes or should I be worried/hands off (redial)?

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
Tom1111
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg 4030F99F-450E-4955-85F2-77BEC8A3C8F2.jpeg (220.8 KB, 143 views)
File Type: jpeg C63D21BF-4EDA-4034-A85A-C66B53F1BFA9.jpeg (120.6 KB, 143 views)
Tom1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2018, 06:47 AM   #2
stevedssd
2018 Pledge Member
 
stevedssd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 1,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom1111 View Post
Hi all

Iíve been looking at this sub 16610 (1997) for a while. Looks good to me, only worry are the lumes. Dial is indicating tritium, but lumes look like lumanova in the dark. Could this be one of the tritium dials with lumanova lumes or should I be worried/hands off (redial)?

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
Tom1111
If it is a T or U serial then it would be within the range for a Tritium marked but Luminova filled dial that could have been fitted originally.
stevedssd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2018, 06:06 PM   #3
Tom1111
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevedssd View Post
If it is a T or U serial then it would be within the range for a Tritium marked but Luminova filled dial that could have been fitted originally.
Thank you for your quick reply. Yes, it’s a U serial. Is it advisable to let this one slip and wait for a ‘correct’ dial/lume combination? The watch seems in good shape, so I was thinking of buting. However, I would like to better understand if this is an issue to rolex enthusiasts? Would the price have to be considerably lower?
Tom1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2018, 08:31 PM   #4
padi56
Moderator & 2018 DAYTONA Patron
 
padi56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Real Name: Peter
Location: Llanfairpwllgwyng
Watch: ing you.
Posts: 42,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevedssd View Post
If it is a T or U serial then it would be within the range for a Tritium marked but Luminova filled dial that could have been fitted originally.
Exactly its been reported although dials were marked Tritium they were Luminova around 1997/8 the change from Tritium to Luminiver just Rolex using up old dials.
__________________

ICom Pro3

All posts are my own opinion and my opinion only.

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop. Now is the only time you actually own the time, Place no faith in time, for the clock may soon be still for ever."
Good Judgement comes from experience,experience comes from Bad Judgement,.Buy quality, cry once; buy cheap, cry again and again.

www.mc0yad.com

Second in command CEO and left handed watch winder
padi56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2018, 09:19 PM   #5
Tom1111
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by padi56 View Post
Exactly its been reported although dials were marked Tritium they were Luminova around 1997/8 the change from Tritium to Luminiver just Rolex using up old dials.
Thanks for your comment.
So nothing to worry about or something you experts keep your hands off?
Tom1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banner Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2018, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.