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The under-loved, unappreciated, often overlooked Rolex dress watch...

  1. M'Bob Feb 16, 2021

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  2. snunez Feb 16, 2021

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    Looks nice. What model is it?
     
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  3. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Feb 16, 2021

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    Sweet...... manual?


    Cellini is another orphan line of Rolex dress watch. I wonder how many member in here has Cellini.
     
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  4. amcclell Feb 16, 2021

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    Some of the Cellini line are quite small but there are many styles. What is the diameter of this one? I don't have one but there was one (from the 80's or 90's, I think) for sale on the Canadian Watch Collector forum back around Christmas. It was beautiful, very slim but only 30mm in diameter.
     
  5. Bakertime Feb 16, 2021

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    Is that a 4357?
     
  6. connieseamaster Feb 16, 2021

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    I have one that was given as a 21st birthday present. Lovely blue dial and integrated bracelet, but it always seems like Rolex never seems to know what to do with that line.
     
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  7. M'Bob Feb 16, 2021

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    No clue, sorry.
     
  8. M'Bob Feb 16, 2021

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    Yes.
     
  9. Omegamonkey Mar 20, 2021

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    I've been looking at the gold precision vintage models. They seem like good value and many appear to have been given as "retirement" watches so haven't been abused over the years.
     
  10. Mooieklokjes Mar 20, 2021

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    That’s a stunning piece and a very refreshing example after all the Datejusts and Subs I always see. Hope someone here has more information on this piece.

    Edit: Do you have better pictures? It almost looks like if the Rolex logo on the caseback has been laser-edged.
     
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  11. SkunkPrince Mar 20, 2021

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    If Rolex actually made watches that looked like that instead of the ugly stuff they're making today, I would own one.
     
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  12. JwRosenthal Mar 20, 2021

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    Ahhhh, finally a Rolex The Skunkprince likes! ::psy::
     
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  13. Duracuir1 STAVROS! CROCKER! Mar 20, 2021

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    This one is a mess, but the movement appears ok. i traded another watch for it Not sure if I should put it in a shadow box to hang on the wall or get it fixed. The pink gold plating matches the dial nicely. C8E9414A-66D7-40B8-AFFF-0B8BA85889D3.png 033C59FE-99EC-4EFE-929D-A9C4B1F9EDB0.jpeg 8A6AB981-5F74-40EA-B257-E2E588FE0872.jpeg B96FE5D2-36D7-4EC6-B2B3-BB555506FB58.jpeg 0C754648-6A74-41D6-B5F8-36871CB95F28.jpeg
     
  14. SkunkPrince Mar 20, 2021

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    My friend the Rolex watchmaker says old stuff that comes into the store must be serviced in the factory.
     
  15. JwRosenthal Mar 20, 2021

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    Yeah, so they can throw it in the trash and tell you to get on the list for a new one.
    My old boss sent his ‘61 GMT back to Rolex 4 times during its life. His last attempt was in 2005 and they sent it back with a letter saying it was too old and he should buy a new one- the letter was actually pretty funny (mentioned something about how many ticks it had beaten during its life).
    He brought it to my independent, non-authorized Rolex watchmaker who tracked down all the parts it needed via his network of collectors, other independents and ex-Rolex service providers, and got that watch running COCS for $500.
     
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  16. SkunkPrince Mar 20, 2021

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    Unfortunately, sooner or later those parts won't be available anymore.
     
  17. SkunkPrince Mar 20, 2021

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    One good thing about Omega... they don't care how old it is, you give them your watch and $1500 and you'll get it back like new.
     
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  18. JwRosenthal Mar 20, 2021

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    Agreed- it is a problem of a quickly diminishing supply. As the supply of NOS parts dry up, watches will start being cannibalized for parts that are perfectly healthy, but share movements with much more expensive watches (like my lovely little OPD sharing parts with 70’s submariners- keep your hands off my reversing wheel!!).
    I am wondering at what point the aftermarket will step in. Although we all hate “fake parts”, if there is a void in the market- someone will step in. If it’s a matter of one of my watches sitting broken for years while I search for an NLA part that if I’m lucky, I would have to sell a testicle to get- or an aftermarket part- I know which one I’m going with....call me a pragmatist.
     
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  19. morningtundra Apr 1, 2021

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    I thought it was a 9708 like mine... but CLEARLY a totally different watch.
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  20. gbesq Apr 1, 2021

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    Not bad, but not in the same league as a vintage Constellation or a JLC.