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Old 11 January 2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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The Adventure of Collecting Vintage Watches

I like this article, so I just wanted to share with you all :

http://www.quazen.com/Recreation/Col...Watches.127793

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Old 11 January 2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi Yiannis!
Thank you or sharing this article. I find it fascinating and delighted with its reading. Totaly agree with the author, though not a watch collector myself, I find fascination for old time watches.
I´ve just discovered an old Oyster Rolex myself, some time ago, and couldn´t resist buying it. It was made in 1945, and has a manual machine, but I find it so lovely with its old style "alpha" hands, and "dart" markers.
I own several Rolex bought brand new, and it is my first "vintage". I´m delighted with it!
Thank you again for sharing your reading, and receive my kind regards, from Argentina.
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Old 11 January 2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Hola Abel, como estas papacito?
we have something common as my first Rolex i ever bought it is a little bit later circa than yours! I love it... you see, its my first Rolex!
Thanks for the picture, you realy keep it pristine!
Hasta luego,
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Old 11 January 2009, 11:55 PM   #4
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Hola Yiannis!! Muchas Gracias!
I guess it would be great if you can show us a picture of your own vintage Rolex.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do with mine.
Muchas Gracias y un cordial saludo!
Very cordially, Abel
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I also enjoy vintage watches. Here's my oldest wrist watch, a 1917 Russian Moser. The movement has been serviced but I chose to leave the dial and case original.
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Old 12 January 2009, 08:30 AM   #6
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This is it, just love it too, always the first love...
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Old 12 January 2009, 08:45 AM   #7
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Ohh Yiannis!! Yours is very similar to my piece, but in gold!! Gorgeous!! I understand why you love it. Hope you enjoy it so much for a long time and in good health!
How nice are those little old Rolexes! They have special charm, isn´t it?
Thanks for showing!!

Alcan: Great little watch! I got one very, very similar. Almost a copy of yours. I´ll take a picture and show it. Mine is of Swiss origin, but with no brand on it. It works perfectly, and seems to be a military watch for the First WW. Keep enjoying it!
Thanks for showing.
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Old 12 January 2009, 08:57 AM   #8
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actually is steel Abel like yours but my pic is awful!...
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Old 12 January 2009, 09:12 AM   #9
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Hi Yiannis!!
It looked like gold to me.
Anyway, a gorgeous watch indeed! See this way: if yours is also steel, it could easily be a "cousin" of mine! Very nice!

By the way, the steel band of mine, is of the riveted Oyster type in use in those years. But, I feel this is not the original one, as the covered ends between the lugs appeared in the early fifties. The original Oyster steel band used in the 1940´s didn´t have those close ends.
Some previous owner has changed it, or may be my watch originally came with a leather band like yours and later its owner upgraded with an steel one for it.
I feel that the riveted Oyster bands used by Rolex in the past were really gorgeous, and have a vintage look that I really love.
I got a gold Date Rolex bought brand new in 1982, with this type of band. Lovely!
Enjoy your watch!

To Alcan:
I have just taken a picture of my watch some minutes ago. It´s 9:10 PM here in Argentina now! It is shown with my beloved Explorer, just to show its relative size, and also... because it is a Rolex Forum!!
Best cordial regards, Abel

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Old 12 January 2009, 12:33 PM   #10
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Great article, thanks for sharing
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