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Old 25 February 2018, 09:43 AM   #121
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Absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy that beauty!!
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Old 2 March 2018, 08:30 AM   #122
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They did a good job on this. Amazing they replaced it with a red service dial and not a white gold surrounding dial. I wish they would make this a option for older models. This is a great daily I must admit stunnin!
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Old 2 March 2018, 06:55 PM   #123
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This become a NOS single red sub!!!
Congrats OP!!
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Old 3 March 2018, 04:20 AM   #124
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Well done very beautiful I’ll bet Rolex has a Fortune in vintage old Dials and parts I wonder what they do with them?


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Old 3 March 2018, 12:43 PM   #125
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Wow, I should try and get a damaged original to do the same for a wearable 'new oldie' hahaha

May go on the hunt and try to do the same
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Old 25 June 2018, 07:21 AM   #126
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Still catch myself staring at this beautiful dial.


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Old 25 June 2018, 03:01 PM   #127
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Nice and congrats


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Old 25 June 2018, 05:22 PM   #128
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Looks sharp!
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Old 25 June 2018, 06:15 PM   #129
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Wow great story and that piece is stunning!
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Old 25 June 2018, 06:36 PM   #130
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This looks magical!!

Congrats indeed and well worth the 9 months wait.
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Old 25 June 2018, 07:49 PM   #131
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Wow what a transformation! Looks like a new watch! I love these red submariner's would love to own one.
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Old 25 June 2018, 09:17 PM   #132
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Looks awesome!
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Old 26 June 2018, 12:08 AM   #133
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Way to go! Gongrats!!!
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Old 26 June 2018, 12:21 AM   #134
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Looks fantastic, worth to wait...
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Old 26 June 2018, 12:41 AM   #135
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Great job for sticking it out, and getting what you asked for.

Looks really great. Nice to see that they still have those in stock in the homeland.

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Old 26 June 2018, 04:05 AM   #136
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I'm generally in the "it's original or it's the highway" camp but I absolutely love this. Best service dial out there...
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Old 28 June 2018, 12:48 AM   #137
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Stunning
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Old 28 June 2018, 01:45 AM   #138
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Owning a 1977 1680 with a RSC service dial (Luminova), I personally think they are without a doubt the best service dials around. There is something about the warm vintage charm exuded from the watch while having a new and refined sense of modern functionality stemming from a crisp dial.
Love it!
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Old 28 June 2018, 05:35 AM   #139
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Did you get a new bezel aswell? God damn I love this watch!
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Old 28 June 2018, 08:06 AM   #140
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Did you get a new bezel aswell? God damn I love this watch!
Yes, new bezel. Thanks
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Old 3 August 2018, 05:00 AM   #141
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Brilliant....so pleased to be pointed towards this thread.
Your watch looks amazing! I guess I’m in the Red Lumi dial club too, but found one without experiencing your journey. I did make a few phone calls to Rolex over a year ago but felt I hit a brick wall. A great read, congrats!
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Old 3 August 2018, 08:14 AM   #142
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This is the a truly fabulous posting. I had no idea that an RSC could do this. I know it goes against the grain to overhaul and return a vintage piece to “like new condition,” but this is epic.


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Old 3 August 2018, 10:12 AM   #143
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If that was my watch and I opened that box and saw how great that thing looks, someone would need to be standing by with a defibrillator.
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Old 3 August 2018, 11:17 AM   #144
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If that was my watch and I opened that box and saw how great that thing looks, someone would need to be standing by with a defibrillator.

Absolutely. Well said.


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Old 3 August 2018, 03:43 PM   #145
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Truly amazing. I would be inclined to take it to LAWW for a full case recut. Bringing the case back to factory finish seems appropriate to match the amazingly crisp dial. It would also be tempting to source a fat font mk3 insert. You have something far more rare than a typical "run of the mill" redsub.
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Old 7 January 2019, 03:49 PM   #146
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I have been reading this thread and I must say I am curious. What would be the value of such a piece in comparison to a 1680 with an original red dial? Are these luminova red dials rarer than the standard red dials?

Personally, I would prefer this over a standard red sub, because at the very least I could wear it.
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Old 7 January 2019, 05:11 PM   #147
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looks awsome i like it
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Old 7 January 2019, 05:56 PM   #148
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I have been reading this thread and I must say I am curious. What would be the value of such a piece in comparison to a 1680 with an original red dial? Are these luminova red dials rarer than the standard red dials?

Personally, I would prefer this over a standard red sub, because at the very least I could wear it.
I have a feeling most vintage collectors wouldn't touch this.
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Old 7 January 2019, 07:00 PM   #149
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so he paid just under 11k for this? I am just wondering if a piece like this went to market how much it would go for?
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Old 8 January 2019, 12:18 AM   #150
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