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      02-17-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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>>>A few photos of the latest addition to the collection...

...my watch collection of course! :rocks:

I picked up this vintage 1972 Rolex Submariner - a very rare variant with red lettering on the dial. They are very hard to come by, so even though the watch was in poor condition when I bought it, I was able to do a complete restoration. Like?





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      02-17-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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      02-17-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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I've had one...very nice, but I actually prefer the white. It's more legible, and Rolex makes compartively fewer white dial watches.

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the vintage looks nice.............how much?
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my dad had that watch when i was young.
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the vintage looks nice.............how much?
Red Subs are bringing rediculously high prices these days....8k isn't unheard of. Double Red Sea-Dwellers are bringing over 20k.
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      02-17-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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although rolex isn't my personal taste (i like thinner watches), i must admit thats beautiful. restoration looks perfect. not a mark on it that i can see.
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nice...how much did the restoration cost u??? how long did it take??
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although rolex isn't my personal taste (i like thinner watches), i must admit thats beautiful. restoration looks perfect. not a mark on it that i can see.
I actually just did a 2 part article series on the restoration project. Here's the "before" picture of what the watch looked like when I first bought it:



And the "after" photo once all the work was done:



You can read the articles on my Rolex site, www.rolexreferencepage.com - they're marked "new."
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nice...how much did the restoration cost u??? how long did it take??

Much less, and far more quickly than it would cost most other people - I'm "in the business."
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I've had one...very nice, but I actually prefer the white. It's more legible, and Rolex makes compartively fewer white dial watches.

you mean theres something out there where i dont like the more expensive version more!!!
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you mean theres something out there where i dont like the more expensive version more!!!
LOL! Sorry - the two watches are exactly the same in price.
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Rolex are great everyday wathces ! congrats
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Rolex are great everyday wathces ! congrats

Thanks much!
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Nice! Makes my lowly TAG look like a Casio...
I've got watch envy, too.

And Go Spiders! (moving all fingers on extended hands) I went to UR undergrad (RC'91). I see you're UR Law, spydrz, on your rear plate.
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Nice restoration. I'm a Panerai guy myself.
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Nice restoration. I'm a Panerai guy myself.
Nice watches with a VERY devoted following of fans.
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Wearing my IWC 3227 Ingenieur with pride I find myself wanting to wear my Sub all the time:More comfy. I traded in a 9-11 2001(no joke) ss Explorer II white dial, 1st owner, box/papers. 8/10 condition.Nice watch as well.
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Rolex is a little out of my price range but I have an Omega myself and LOVE it to death! hardly take it off! lol
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