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Opinion About Rolex Blue Buckley Two Tone 1601

  1. malun.pan

    malun.pan Feb 1, 2020

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    Hi Folks,

    I have spotted this on Instagram from a local collector (watch only) which really caught my eyes. I have always seen stainless steel blue Buckley dial online but not quite the two tone.

    The asking price isn't ridiculously steep, hence I am thinking to acquire this and start my vintage Rolex collection journey. But before that, as I have absolutely no past experience with them, is there anything specific I have to be aware for vintage Datejust especially the Buckley dial?

    With my limited knowledge, one thing immediately popped to my eyes is the lumes seem too new compared to the dial (aged slightly different) given that most of the picture I found online have yellowish lume.

    May I ask for your opinions on this piece? Any thoughts about correctness?
     
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  2. Bp1000

    Bp1000 Feb 2, 2020

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    It’s a lovely watch and would look fantastic on various leather straps

    the lumes do look new as you point out. So does the dial actually and the applied crown.

    But regardless of that, there is a lot of correctness with regards to vintage. And really, it doesn’t matter as long as you like the look, trust the seller and all the docs, history and servicing checks out against the watch.

    If you are buying a rare sub or gmt then of course extra care needs to be taken to ensure authenticity but these are not quite the same when it comes to originality.
     
  3. bags1971

    bags1971 Feb 2, 2020

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    What price is it just out curiosity
     
  4. malun.pan

    malun.pan Feb 4, 2020

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    Thank you all for your comments! I will reconsider it.
     
  5. bubu16

    bubu16 Mar 26, 2020 11:29am

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    Correct me if I am wrong but 1601 DJ should have pie pan dials. Buckley dials came later for quick set 5 digits reference no
     
  6. slique12

    slique12 Mar 26, 2020 11:45am

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    That's incorrect. Buckley dials were also available on 4 digit references in the 1970s.
     
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  7. bubu16

    bubu16 Mar 26, 2020 11:55am

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    Hi Slique:
    Good to know. So not all dials in 4 digits DJ are pie pans then? Thanks and be safe
     
  8. slique12

    slique12 Mar 26, 2020 9:49pm

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    All 4 digit references have pie-pan dials including the one in the original post.
     
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  9. bubu16

    bubu16 Mar 27, 2020 8:27am

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    I thought so until 1979 when they got phased out then the flat dials for the quick set.