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Old 9 July 2009, 06:11 AM   #1
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1970's Datejust information request

Hi, I must admit to being an Omega enthusiast but I do have a GMT IIc ( promise!!) and maybe the watch in the picture!!

I have not had sight of it but have been told its an early 70's model. Its being offered by a private seller on behalf of his father who is in his 90's!

I notice the bracelet ends have been replaced but I want to ask whether its worth a punt to restore ( have restored to be precise )?

Many thanks, Alan
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Old 9 July 2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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My feeling is that any Rolex is worthy of a rescue.. This one is no exception and the head appears to be in good condition.... A rebuild and it would be good for another lifetime.

The bracelet is trashed and I don't think that I would bother with any restoration of it since DateJusts are not usually high dollar (comparatively) pieces. It looks like the end-piece was replaced at some point after complete failure.. It also looks like the wrong spring-bars are being used at that end and should not stick out past the case..

If the price is right, this one may only need a service, new crystal, and a bracelet..

Retail, the service should be about 600USD, and another 800 for a new service replacement bracelet.

Options for the bracelet if the cost of a new one is too high could be an aftermarket piece or leather.....
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Old 9 July 2009, 10:47 AM   #3
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I would.

But I'm a sucker like that.
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Old 10 July 2009, 04:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

Looking at the bracelet and service price - I wont be offering too much - . I'm looking at around 250 ( 400US). Is this taking the urine?

There does not seem to be any point in more as a good one seems to be 1200 ( 1800US).

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Old 10 July 2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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If it can be had at a reasonable price I'd pick it up. Probably just needs some polishing up right now, and the Datejust doesn't have to be worn on a bracelet, these watches look pretty good on a nice strap, since it is a dressier model. It doesn't look too bad to me (depending on price).
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Old 10 July 2009, 01:39 PM   #6
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They do look great on a strap.

I'll try to get a pic of mine up in a day or two.
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Old 12 July 2009, 04:03 AM   #7
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I made an offer today and it was declined. He said it was going back in the drawer....

I thought it was a fair offer based upon the potential restoration costs.

Oh well - will keep looking for more....

Thanks for your help, Alan
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