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Old 12 May 2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Your 5 must have vintage Rolex for under $10k

I'm trying to put together my mental watch box once I start adding in some vintage pieces. I'm curious if I'm missing out on something I'd love to add, so I'm asking you all for your list of 5 vintage rolexes you can pretty much buy today for under $10k.

I think mine at the moment are:

1. 1680 Red Sub
2. 1675 GMT Gilt
3. 5513 Meters First
4. Root beer?
5. Nipple dial gold sub?
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Old 12 May 2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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you won't get 5 for 10 grand!
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Old 12 May 2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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1675
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1680 white
1665 white
Explorer (can't remember model number)

I assume you mean each is under 10k ;)
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Old 12 May 2014, 04:04 PM   #4
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you won't get 5 for 10 grand!
Yes that may have been worded incorrectly. Under $10k EACH
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Old 12 May 2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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Yes that may have been worded incorrectly. Under $10k EACH
I think the usual suspects as mentioned already, but you'll be hard-pushed to get a RED 1680 for that much, let alone a decent one Nor a gold sub - more like 15K
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Old 12 May 2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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Depends also if you want it with box and paper. Under 10k is most of the time possible for each however, you always need to double check if you buy a full real one. Too good price is not always the best choice
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Old 12 May 2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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- cream dial 16550
- a nice 1016
- radial dial 1675
- good condition later serial 5512
- maxi 5513.
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Old 12 May 2014, 08:32 PM   #8
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1. 16750
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Old 12 May 2014, 10:01 PM   #9
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I'd rather have 4 watches at 12,500 or 3 at 15,000 to ensure they're in mint condition.

1680 red
1665 great white
5513 gilt
Orange hand explorer (optional0
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Old 12 May 2014, 10:25 PM   #10
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Yes that may have been worded incorrectly. Under $10k EACH
To run with the incorrect wording, when was the last time it was possible to buy those 5 collectively for under $10K... In 1977, new 18K Sub and Root Beer would have taken up only half the budget. On the used market you could probably have put together the whole collection sometime since then unless the solid gold queers the deal. Thoughts... the data is out there in auction records.
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Old 12 May 2014, 11:09 PM   #11
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To run with the incorrect wording, when was the last time it was possible to buy those 5 collectively for under $10K... In 1977, new 18K Sub and Root Beer would have taken up only half the budget. On the used market you could probably have put together the whole collection sometime since then unless the solid gold queers the deal. Thoughts... the data is out there in auction records.
In the early 1980s, you could get yourself 5 Rolex for about $5K -- stainless steel, of course. Pretty amazing how the prices/inflation have gone up since.
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Old 13 May 2014, 04:47 AM   #12
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In the early 1980s, you could get yourself 5 Rolex for about $5K -- stainless steel, of course. Pretty amazing how the prices/inflation have gone up since.
The good ole days
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go with a glossy gilt 5513
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Good point, having just picked up a 18038, in doing research the 1803 was a lovely piece with those cool pie pan dials, totally within budget too!

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Old 13 May 2014, 03:34 PM   #17
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1675 GMT
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1803 DayDate
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Yes that may have been worded incorrectly. Under $10k EACH
I think what he meant to say was...you won't get #5 for 10 grand. And you certainly won't with a bracelet. Possibly head only but you'll be right at 10k.
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Depends also if you want it with box and paper. Under 10k is most of the time possible for each however, you always need to double check if you buy a full real one. Too good price is not always the best choice
10k E sure...10k USD (original poster is NY) certainly not going to get a 16808 even with the later dial for 10k USD with a bracelet...unless it's polished to tooth picks.
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1803 yg, 1803 wg, 1803 pink gold, 1807, 1811


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Old 14 May 2014, 12:15 AM   #22
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For myself, it would be

1601 Rose Gold w/ band (white gold would be even better, but that's more than $10K)
16660 matte w/ box&papers
3065 SS/Rose with California dial
1490 multi color Prince
16622 Yachtmaster
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