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Thoughts ? Are the hands original ?

  1. arslan ali Mar 20, 2021

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    Hi there everyone,

    I’ve come across this Rolex 6534 oyster perpetual automatic and I wanted to ask ya’ll if it’s seems original ?

    The movement in this watch is 1030 which I am not sure if it’s the right one because ive seen 6534 have 1035 caliber in them.

    the hands and the dial are my main concern here, I think the hands have been replaced with some other model and the dial too. But since me being a noob in Rolex watches, I really can’t say ..

    Help a brother out, lemme know if it’s worth investing in.

    much appreciated :)
     
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  2. Borosilikat Mar 22, 2021

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    I asked a friend of mine who is a Rolex watchmaker for his input, he tells me that it seems to be original but in poor condition.

    Personally I think you'd be buying a project but a real Rolex one not a fake (in all likelihood).
     
  3. JwRosenthal Mar 22, 2021

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    Case has also been polished to a nub, then rebrushed- hard pass.
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  4. Dan S Mar 22, 2021

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    When asking questions like this, it's helpful to give comprehensive information, such as the serial number, so we can estimate the production date. In this case, I suspect that the dial and hands are later service parts since I believe the 6534 was a 1950s reference. That tritium dial with the stick hands is much later.

    BTW, it's a cal 1035 movement since it has the date function. It's common to see 1030 on the bridge, since that is the base movement.
     
  5. offrdmania Mar 23, 2021

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    Depends on the serial number. This dial/hand combo was introduced around 1960
     
  6. Dan S Mar 23, 2021

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    "T SWISS T" Rolex dial in 1960? I don't think so. But yes, the OP should post the serial number. :thumbsup:
     
  7. offrdmania Mar 25, 2021

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    Whoops, my bad. Meant to write 68