5512 crown

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5512 crown

Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

June 27th, 2012, 8:49 pm #1

Hallo gentlemen, need your opinion, is a triple lock crown on a 5512 70' 4 liner,appropriate (factory)?..

Thanks

Ara
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Joined: October 18th, 2009, 12:39 pm

June 27th, 2012, 9:18 pm #2


In 1970 a Twinlock was probably the go for a 5512 but a Triplock is a very sensible improvement.

Here's some Triplock history courtesy of Philip a couple of years back .....


Rolex Oyster Triplock crown (and tube)
701 was (officially) born in 1971,
on january 1972 all AD's received a Rolex memo
mentioning that 5512/13 1680 1665 6263 6265
as well as Tudor 7016 7021 7031 7032 7149 7159
and 7169 would receive this 701 Triplock 7.00mm
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Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

June 28th, 2012, 8:18 am #3

thanks Paul, for your response, serial number is 24XXXXX, probably 70-71?

best

Ara
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Joined: October 18th, 2009, 12:39 pm

June 28th, 2012, 11:43 pm #4


Your caseback number would provide another clue towards manufacture date.
Most guides would place your 2.4m 5512 at 1968/1969 though.

Always a bit of variance with Rolex though so while a Twinlock seems most probable, a Triplock on your 2.4m Sub wouldn't upset too many folk IMO.
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Joined: June 20th, 2012, 10:11 pm

June 29th, 2012, 7:04 am #5

hi Paul, you are right about 68-69, ..the case back says IV 70 , the dial has white writing. the 9315 band 72...have a nice week end.
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