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  1. mk2rick Jul 6, 2021

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    Hi guys, hoping there are some vintage Rolex gurus that can opine on this piece .. hoping to get this piece from a dealer if there are no red flags..

    From my knowledge , I detect that this is a period correct dial 5513 late 80s dial. Bezel insert is period correct too but might be too new for a 33 year old watch. Any concerns with the bezel itself ?

    I also note that the end links are a 558 and not a 580. Replacing the end link will be something to consider too.

    Anything else I should be concerned with ?

    Thank you in advance OF members !
     
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  2. Dan S Jul 6, 2021

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    Looks legit to me at first glance, and the dial and handset are appealing. As you probably know, the cratering around the lug holes comes from improper polishing on a buffing wheel.
     
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  3. Monobike Jul 6, 2021

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    Looks generally OK to me even though crown guards are not symetrical and the left one is a bit too much polished/thin IMHO.
     
  4. Chris75 Jul 10, 2021

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    Dial is nice. case not so much.
     
  5. vibe Jul 10, 2021

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    Case matches the nails though
     
  6. mk2rick Jul 12, 2021

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    haha creamy white :)
     
  7. ossodiseppia Aug 13, 2021

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    I am curious how one would get around this. Is this caused by using a cutting wheel in stead of sand paper? I've buffed stainless steel bumpers with compound surfaces, but not a watch case.
     
  8. Dan S Aug 13, 2021

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    Polishing a watch case with a high speed buffing wheel is a fast and easy way to remove scratches, but it's really not the right way to do it to preserve the shape of the case. There are specialists who know how to do it correctly.