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Old 16 March 2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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Space Dweller...........

bro, i never know this model really exits....

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Old 16 March 2008, 05:13 AM   #2
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Very nice looking, must be in the explorer family.
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Old 16 March 2008, 05:22 AM   #3
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Ask BO. He will tell you more about it...
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Old 16 March 2008, 05:24 AM   #4
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It is really nice looking
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Old 16 March 2008, 05:46 AM   #5
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From what I remember reading it was for the Asian market when they were first going into space, kinda commemorative to their success. Very low production numbers, I wish I had one stashed away.
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Old 16 March 2008, 07:20 AM   #6
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NICE pic! Where did you find it? Pics of the SPACE-DWELLER are rare.

Yes, it did exist. That's why I chose the nick "SPACE-DWELLER" about a year ago.

Here is a little info about it, combined with another pic:


(Pic from an online auction).
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Old 16 March 2008, 07:23 AM   #7
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Has anyone here ever seen one for sale? I'm guessing the price would be astronomical! (pun intended)
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Old 16 March 2008, 07:28 AM   #8
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Has anyone here ever seen one for sale? I'm guessing the price would be astronomical! (pun intended)

Just like the meteorite dial, its out of this world
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Old 16 March 2008, 07:34 AM   #9
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Current price of 1016's are between 3500-10k.

The 114270 are the newer Exp., and the dial is nearly the same. The gold surrounds are the primary difference cosmetically. The 3, 6, 9, is the predominant feature, NO Bezel and No cyclops allow the Exp to remain a classicly simple and elegant Rolex.


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Old 16 March 2008, 07:35 AM   #10
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Just like the meteorite dial, its out of this world
.......Have you seen the new price for the Meteorite dial Daytona? It's really Skyrocketed!!
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Old 16 March 2008, 07:36 AM   #11
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Current price of 1016's are between 3500-10k.

The 114270 are the newer Exp., and the dial is nearly the same. The gold surrounds are the primary difference cosmetically. The 3, 6, 9, is the predominant feature, NO Bezel and No cyclops allow the Exp to remain classicly simple and elegant Rolex.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 16 March 2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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hi bros,

for what i know is on 17 April, Antiquorum NY will hold their "Revolution: The Evolution of the Rolex Sport Watch" sale of the greatest selection of vintage and modern Rolex sport watches ever to appear in one auction.

space dweller is only the fish in that ocean......
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Old 16 March 2008, 01:24 PM   #13
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Very cool!!

Does anyone here have one??
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Old 16 March 2008, 01:49 PM   #14
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I just really like the name for some reason.
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Old 16 March 2008, 01:58 PM   #15
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Just to clarify, this isn't a joke, right? There actually was a Space Dweller? thanks, Jonathan
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Old 16 March 2008, 03:43 PM   #16
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There actually was a Space Dweller Jonathan and also an Air KIng Date as well.
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Old 16 March 2008, 04:50 PM   #17
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.......Have you seen the new price for the Meteorite dial Daytona? It's really Skyrocketed!!
you mean this one?

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Old 16 March 2008, 07:24 PM   #18
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Lovely shot of the rare Space Dweller.....
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Old 16 March 2008, 09:31 PM   #19
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Yes. The one pictured above is for sale in the up-coming Antiquorum sale in April.

Price estimate, I believe is US$20-30k.


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Old 16 March 2008, 09:40 PM   #20
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that space dweller is really kool looking.
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Old 16 March 2008, 10:24 PM   #21
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Old 17 March 2008, 03:18 AM   #22
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There actually was a Space Dweller Jonathan and also an Air KIng Date as well.
Air-King models.
4365,4499, 4925, 5500, 5501, 5506, 5520, 6500, 6552, 7784,
14000, 14000M, 14010, 14010M
Airking dates now are becoming quite collectable especially the red date roulette.Now before WW11 Rolex was always popular with the armed forces in the UK.Now old Hans being a good business man saw there was a market for a slightly bigger watch.Now watches at these times were quite small 30m was the average.Now Rolex started producing 33m models under the names of Air Lion,Air Tiger,Air Giant and the Air king.They all used a 15 jewel manual wind movement,then came in steel even TT plus all gold but 9ct.And were in production from the mid 40s to early 50s when they were all dropped,except for the Airking.And over the next few years the Air king gained a auto movement and now the same size as OP.Today some of the most sort after Airkings are like the 1960s 5504 with the honeycombed dial.Now the first Airking date late 60s 5700 were only sold in the then Commonwealth countries like Canada and the UK.And they made a 5700n Explorer Date but that was only sold in the USA.Later 70s 5701 Airking dates had the cal.1525/35 movements,and they made a TT version of the 5701 but again for the Canadian only market but the Airking date faded out of production in the 80s. IMO a shame the Airking has quite a lot of history, and IMHO a very very underrated watch.


The Explorer type watch has had quite a few names its its life including Space-dweller, some say it was after the Russian Sputnik satellite launch. The explorer is one of Rolex longest production runs,a great Rolex classic.The vintage 1016 is now becoming very collectible and original dialled space-dwellers now telephone money.Now the large triangle at '12' was first used by Rolex on the mixed Roman and Arabic dials in the 1940s. Rolex registered the Explorer name before the Everest expedition in 1953.And the first Explorers 6350 model used what they call the large bubbleback 10-1/2" A296 movement.Most of the early 6350 dials were also unusual in the fact that they are honeycombed a Rolex first.In 1963 the Explorer changed again,and with a new 1560 cal movement it was renamed the 1016 and it became the longest running explorer from 1963 right up to 1989.Twenty six years without a much of a change ,the second version of the 1016 was really the second version of the 1560 calibre now called 1570 basically the same but now a hacking movement.Now these 15XX series movements IMHO are the finest Rolex has ever made.And around 1989 the Explorer disappeared from the Rolex catalogue but around 6 months was reintroduced,the new Explorer bearing the model 14270, sported a new case, dial, movement, and crystal. IMHO it was because of the Jackie Chan movies where he wears one, the Japanese market when crazy for Explorers,very much like Daytona fever today. And the Explorer at this time was very hard to get world wide just like Daytona today.At this time was changing hands for as much as double retail price.Now with these new modifications brought the Explorer in line with all the other Rolex models. And because the real cosmetics of the new watch was so much changed from that of the old one,like the 1016.Now the price in the vintage collectors market is going up and IMHO if you can get hold of a good 1016,IMO will only go up in serious value
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Old 17 March 2008, 06:53 AM   #23
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Just to clarify, this isn't a joke, right? There actually was a Space Dweller? thanks, Jonathan
Yes! It did exist, no joke!

I found the source of the pic, btw.:

Click here!

Beware! There are a LOT of pics, so your modem might get a bit warm!


Peter: Excellent posts! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 17 March 2008, 06:59 AM   #24
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That thing is just too damn cool. Thanks Padi, and all others for the info. Learnin' somthin' new again on TRF.
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Old 17 March 2008, 09:47 AM   #25
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Link is dead Bo...


I love that Space Dweller - I like the patina and the hue of the hour markers. Very distinct.
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Old 17 March 2008, 09:52 AM   #26
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Link is dead Bo...


I love that Space Dweller - I like the patina and the hue of the hour markers. Very distinct.
Hope it works now.
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Old 17 March 2008, 10:23 AM   #27
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Yeah....it sure did! I just clicked on the link and my computer crashed Bo!!!!!




...yeah, it really did crash!
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Old 17 March 2008, 10:24 AM   #28
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So did mine. That's why I put the warning!
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Old 17 March 2008, 10:57 AM   #29
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it is a pretty intense d/l due to the amount of pictures I guess
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Old 17 March 2008, 11:00 AM   #30
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And I thought that the Rolex Piccard was the space dweller!

According to my book, there were only a few of these models made, and I have never seen one around.....ever.
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