Bingo! Six decades of Submariners (lots of pics)

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Bingo! Six decades of Submariners (lots of pics)

akroll
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akroll
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November 30th, 2011, 5:50 pm #1

Hello all,

those of you who know me more closely know that I collect basically by filling a grid of Rolex models and decades. My friends and me call that Watch Bingo

Today I would like to show you my first vertical Bingo, a column of six Submariners, from the 50ties to the naughties. And here they come:


The Naughties:

16610LV from 2003. F1 series, flat four. The first and rarest LV.








The Nineties:

16618 from 1991. Great watch with a nearly unpolished case.








The Eighties:

16800 from 1984 with a Ghost inlay and wonderful patina.








The Seventies:

1680 Red Sub from 1973.








The Sixties:

5513 from 1965 (as old as me). Gilt hands and perfect Gilt Dial.








The Fifties:

6538 Big Crown from 1958. Gilt hands, very rare service dial with depth rating below, absolutely NOS expandable rivet bracelet.








The Plexies:



The Saphires:



And all together:




Hope you enjoyed it. Most likely the next bingo will be the GMTs. Horizontal Bingos are more challenging, as each decade definitely has some grails. But I'm working on it

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
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Joined: July 27th, 2011, 12:32 pm

November 30th, 2011, 6:05 pm #2

undoubtledly the 6538! Bezel insert original?
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akroll
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November 30th, 2011, 6:11 pm #3

The combination of flat four and red triangle is basically wrong, and while I have seen it in some books, the inlay does not keep in the bezel w/o glue, and that's a strong sign.
However, it looks much better than a grey service inlay, and I can stay on the hunt for a real red triangle inlay

CU Axel

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wolfgang427
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November 30th, 2011, 6:53 pm #4

Hello all,

those of you who know me more closely know that I collect basically by filling a grid of Rolex models and decades. My friends and me call that Watch Bingo

Today I would like to show you my first vertical Bingo, a column of six Submariners, from the 50ties to the naughties. And here they come:


The Naughties:

16610LV from 2003. F1 series, flat four. The first and rarest LV.








The Nineties:

16618 from 1991. Great watch with a nearly unpolished case.








The Eighties:

16800 from 1984 with a Ghost inlay and wonderful patina.








The Seventies:

1680 Red Sub from 1973.








The Sixties:

5513 from 1965 (as old as me). Gilt hands and perfect Gilt Dial.








The Fifties:

6538 Big Crown from 1958. Gilt hands, very rare service dial with depth rating below, absolutely NOS expandable rivet bracelet.








The Plexies:



The Saphires:



And all together:




Hope you enjoyed it. Most likely the next bingo will be the GMTs. Horizontal Bingos are more challenging, as each decade definitely has some grails. But I'm working on it

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
Segals Law
Very nice collection of Subs. Must of been fun tracking them down. Enjoy
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LunetteVerde
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Joined: January 28th, 2011, 1:52 am

December 1st, 2011, 10:06 am #5

Hello all,

those of you who know me more closely know that I collect basically by filling a grid of Rolex models and decades. My friends and me call that Watch Bingo

Today I would like to show you my first vertical Bingo, a column of six Submariners, from the 50ties to the naughties. And here they come:


The Naughties:

16610LV from 2003. F1 series, flat four. The first and rarest LV.








The Nineties:

16618 from 1991. Great watch with a nearly unpolished case.








The Eighties:

16800 from 1984 with a Ghost inlay and wonderful patina.








The Seventies:

1680 Red Sub from 1973.








The Sixties:

5513 from 1965 (as old as me). Gilt hands and perfect Gilt Dial.








The Fifties:

6538 Big Crown from 1958. Gilt hands, very rare service dial with depth rating below, absolutely NOS expandable rivet bracelet.








The Plexies:



The Saphires:



And all together:




Hope you enjoyed it. Most likely the next bingo will be the GMTs. Horizontal Bingos are more challenging, as each decade definitely has some grails. But I'm working on it

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
Segals Law
my LV that I let go not long ago
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