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Old 5 September 2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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Red Sub - should I?

Would like to seek opinion on whether I should ask watchmaker to help put on the missing part of the "E" of the word "Date". Perosnally I would like to see it complete.

Should I?

Is it an easy work (for watchmaker)?

Appriecate your input.

Due to the file size limitation I can only upload a small part of the dial.
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Old 5 September 2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Old 5 September 2018, 05:38 PM   #4
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personally, i would leave it.
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Old 5 September 2018, 06:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for comments.

Can guys here eduate me if a period correct 9315 bracelet for Mk1/2 red sub should have a date code? Shoudl its original crown be one without "dots"?

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Old 5 September 2018, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for comments.

Can guys here eduate me if a period correct 9315 bracelet for Mk1/2 red sub should have a date code? Shoudl its original crown be one without "dots"?

Thanks again.
Here's a link for your kind clarification:

http://sweepinghand.co.uk/useful-inf...racelet-codes/

"Rolex bracelet codes are found on the inner part of the Rolex bracelet clasp and started in the 1950’s when Rolex also began stamping the inner caseback of their watches. The only difference being that Rolex used roman numerals for the ‘quarter’ stamp in the case back and standard numerals for their ‘quarter’ bracelet stamps – so a 4th quarter watch from 1965 would be stamped IV.65 in the case back but 4.65 for the bracelet and with the quarter number stamped above the year.

This method of date stamping bracelets continued, like the casebacks, until the early 70’s when it stopped."

for mk 1 and mk 2 red subs, the 700 crown with no dots should be period correct. But do exercise caution with regards to waterproof-ness.
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Old 5 September 2018, 11:31 PM   #7
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don't touch that dial - battle scars; accept your eyes eventually won't be able to notice
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Old 5 September 2018, 11:49 PM   #8
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I wouldn’t attempt to have that repaired
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Old 6 September 2018, 01:50 AM   #10
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No, leave it as-is. My 16520 Daytona that I bought brand new has the "S" in "OYSTER" that is slightly misprinted. I didn't even notice it for the first 12 years or so but when I finally did, I figured it made it unique and even more "mine" than before.
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Old 6 September 2018, 01:55 AM   #11
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Agree with everyone else. Leave it. You have the very rare "short E" red sub. =)
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Old 6 September 2018, 05:17 PM   #12
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Thank you all for advice. So one-sided!!!!!

And many thanks for gman5515, much appreciated!
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Old 6 September 2018, 05:31 PM   #13
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Just curious, will peeps here think that it is not authentic when looking at this watch itself? Since we generally look every small details. To me, whether the OP did it or leave it , the price will be reflected if ever want to sell it off later?
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Old 6 September 2018, 09:45 PM   #14
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Just curious, will peeps here think that it is not authentic when looking at this watch itself? Since we generally look every small details. To me, whether the OP did it or leave it , the price will be reflected if ever want to sell it off later?


I see it as a minor issue and although some WIS may pass on it, most will be ok if all else looks good.


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Sell the watch and buy one which you don’t have problems with. This is a non-issue for most people but if you are bothered it is smarter to find another example instead of touching up this one. Plenty of red subs around to find one without this tiny issue.
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I noticed the “R” in oyster is slightly chipped as well.
I think it is all very minor and if the watch overall is nice condition with matching patina, I wouldn’t let that stop me from buying it. Only natural when a watch shows it’s age and minor flaws such as this are acceptable. Just pay accordingly.
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To be honest, it will be hard to notice unless you have a loupe.
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Sell the watch and buy one which you don’t have problems with. This is a non-issue for most people but if you are bothered it is smarter to find another example instead of touching up this one. Plenty of red subs around to find one without this tiny issue.
This. Although I'd recommend buying another one first, before selling this one.......
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that would really bother me also
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Personally, I would have no interest in a dial that has been refinished, repaired, etc. If you plan on keeping it forever and selling is not an option, you should do whatever makes you happiest!
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Thanks again for the kind advice, particularly SubKing!
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Old 8 September 2018, 07:54 PM   #23
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The dial has almost certainly been like this since new - if you look around a lot you’ll find other metres first dials with this same defect. Don’t touch it.


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I say no leave it kind of quirky
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Man,We are a picky bunch.We spend more Time nitpicking than any other collector Hobby I’ve been a part of.
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Love these little misprints - they're quite common, and nothing to worry about.

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Can guys here eduate me if a period correct 9315 bracelet for Mk1/2 red sub should have a date code? Shoudl its original crown be one without "dots"?



Thanks again.


My 9315 does not (but it’s a little later mk 4, with 1970 Caseback stamp). Yes original crown should be “700” without dots.


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