All this talk of tropical... Here is a true tropical!

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All this talk of tropical... Here is a true tropical!

Joined: December 10th, 2006, 12:49 am

July 12th, 2012, 11:44 pm #1

Bubbleback, that is.

This is a rather special one, which I just managed to pry out of Tommy's expert hands. It's a ref. 3696 from 1946, with 14K PG top and stainless steel back. It's also my first with true "bubble" back (all of my others are earlier, with flat case backs). Interestingly it is a transitional model in the sense that the SN is between the lugs at 6:00, but the ref. number is still on the inner case back. The copper colored mirror track sector dial is a joy (radium burns notwithstanding).

Thanks, Tommy!







(the next few photos are Tommy's)







And on the wrist:



Here is my pink 14K Viceroy to compare:

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Joined: January 16th, 2010, 11:11 am

July 13th, 2012, 1:02 am #2

Very nice! Congrats, it's a beauty.
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Joined: April 13th, 2005, 10:18 pm

July 13th, 2012, 2:01 am #3

Bubbleback, that is.

This is a rather special one, which I just managed to pry out of Tommy's expert hands. It's a ref. 3696 from 1946, with 14K PG top and stainless steel back. It's also my first with true "bubble" back (all of my others are earlier, with flat case backs). Interestingly it is a transitional model in the sense that the SN is between the lugs at 6:00, but the ref. number is still on the inner case back. The copper colored mirror track sector dial is a joy (radium burns notwithstanding).

Thanks, Tommy!







(the next few photos are Tommy's)







And on the wrist:



Here is my pink 14K Viceroy to compare:

Too bad, that is, that Rolex doesn't make them like that any more...

Very beautiful and very classic. Congrats!

KAC
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July 13th, 2012, 2:50 am #4

Bubbleback, that is.

This is a rather special one, which I just managed to pry out of Tommy's expert hands. It's a ref. 3696 from 1946, with 14K PG top and stainless steel back. It's also my first with true "bubble" back (all of my others are earlier, with flat case backs). Interestingly it is a transitional model in the sense that the SN is between the lugs at 6:00, but the ref. number is still on the inner case back. The copper colored mirror track sector dial is a joy (radium burns notwithstanding).

Thanks, Tommy!







(the next few photos are Tommy's)







And on the wrist:



Here is my pink 14K Viceroy to compare:

I know Adam will appreciate this and be a great steward.

Sometimes finances prevail.

Wear it in great health!
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

July 13th, 2012, 12:13 pm #5

Bubbleback, that is.

This is a rather special one, which I just managed to pry out of Tommy's expert hands. It's a ref. 3696 from 1946, with 14K PG top and stainless steel back. It's also my first with true "bubble" back (all of my others are earlier, with flat case backs). Interestingly it is a transitional model in the sense that the SN is between the lugs at 6:00, but the ref. number is still on the inner case back. The copper colored mirror track sector dial is a joy (radium burns notwithstanding).

Thanks, Tommy!







(the next few photos are Tommy's)







And on the wrist:



Here is my pink 14K Viceroy to compare:

they don't make them like that anymore!

Nice catch!!

MW

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Joined: May 7th, 2006, 5:02 pm

July 13th, 2012, 9:18 pm #6

Bubbleback, that is.

This is a rather special one, which I just managed to pry out of Tommy's expert hands. It's a ref. 3696 from 1946, with 14K PG top and stainless steel back. It's also my first with true "bubble" back (all of my others are earlier, with flat case backs). Interestingly it is a transitional model in the sense that the SN is between the lugs at 6:00, but the ref. number is still on the inner case back. The copper colored mirror track sector dial is a joy (radium burns notwithstanding).

Thanks, Tommy!







(the next few photos are Tommy's)







And on the wrist:



Here is my pink 14K Viceroy to compare:

...just add to the 100% genuine vintage feel.
Enjoy,
T.

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