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Vintage Rolex Oyster


Tom04
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Hello,

I am looking to buy as a 50th birthday present this Rolex Oyster for my dad, I am not particularly well educated with watches, and so thought I would ask for some advice. Attaches is some pictures of the Watch in question, it goes up for auction in the next couple of days, and so far plan to bid upon it, but wanted to make sure that there were no "red flags" as such or off-putting factors that may make this not such a great buy. I know it does not come with a box or associated papers which is fine, I'd just like to know a little more about is originality (has it has new parts/missing parts ext), and how much I should be willing to pay? The dial appears to be rather well patina'd, so it would seem to me that at least that has some age to it! The description also mentions that it does wind and run although it timekeeping is untested, and that the dial is slightly loose in the case (an easy fix?). Thank you very much in advance. 

Here are the Links to the photo's as the Image URL wouldn't accept my links for some unknown reason...

https://ibb.co/jgCC7PY
https://ibb.co/txQ6HWD
https://ibb.co/Q6MsSQ0

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Relumed hands but potentially radium dial numerals.  The case is overpolished.  The crown looks original and is sought after.

Do you have experience with the auction house?  Some auction houses bid up against inexperienced bidders.  Some sellers get rid of problem watches via auction, especially at the moment, as they often fetch more than retail.  It is a dark and shady world where bargains are hard fought, so allow money for a service.  

I sold a warrantied Air King recently for £900 less than someone overpaid at Fellows auction a week later for a similar watch with zero warranty.  Do your research and set your limit if you decide to bid.

 

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