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ROLEX DATO COMPAX OFFERED

  1. erpin9 Sep 11, 2016

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    Not often do we get offered a rare watch such as this 1947 Rolex Dato Compax ref, 4767. This is out of my league already in terms of determining its authenticity and what would be a fair price to pay for it. I would appreciate all the help from experts here before I decide whether I should pursue buying this watch or not. Many thanks.


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  2. Traveler Sep 11, 2016

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    Looks like it's been attacked by these :
    Heavy Metal-Eating "Superworms" Unearthed in U.K.
     
  3. Traveler Sep 11, 2016

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    Looks like a few differences compared to these - hands, placement of 'anti magnetic' also note the crown on the OP example - not centered

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  4. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 11, 2016

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    Dato-Compax:

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  5. Traveler Sep 11, 2016

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    Side by side with a clean movement for comparison

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  6. timjohn Sep 11, 2016

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    Looking at Patrizzi, the dials of the 4767 are all over the place: Chronograph/Chronographe; "Anti-Magnetic" written straight and wrapped round the sub-dial; the logo above the day/date windows and below them; with an applied logo and without it.
    The back of the case is a mess -- I'd wonder why the caseback looks so pristine.
     
  7. pitpro Likes the game. Sep 11, 2016

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    Terrible corrosion, that alone would back me away.
    The Rolex crown is not centered. That immediately
    makes me question the originality of the dial.
    Also don't like how the Swiss Made is centered.
    Pass.
     
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  8. omegastar Sep 12, 2016

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    Day and month are swimming in the aperture like my kids in the bath.
     
  9. wristpirate Sep 12, 2016

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  10. Traveler Sep 12, 2016

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    Hopefully your watch broker is not touting this as a good example ....
     
  11. Rasputin The Mad Monk of OF Sep 12, 2016

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    Run away, run away...
     
  12. erpin9 Sep 12, 2016

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    Thanks for all the sound advises gentlemen. Its very much appreciated. I have decided not to pursue the watch anymore. Prudence is the better part of valor.
     
  13. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Sep 12, 2016

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    That was my first thought...also movement has had some "interesting" repairs done. Not quite as bad as the paperclip for minute jumper incident, but that hammer spring is a mess...