DRSD thin case origins

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DRSD thin case origins

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

August 8th, 2012, 11:45 am #1

Hi lads, does anyone have any opinions on what case Rolex used for the early thin case 1665's? Was it the 5513, 5512 or the 1680 case?
Or was it an entirely new case made just for this short production run?

The CG's on the thin case DRSD's seem quite pointed and "pinched"...

Thanks
Peter
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Joined: November 25th, 2008, 5:10 am

August 8th, 2012, 12:38 pm #2

I am under the impression that it's 5514 that lent the case design.
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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 7:51 pm

August 8th, 2012, 1:35 pm #3

Hi lads, does anyone have any opinions on what case Rolex used for the early thin case 1665's? Was it the 5513, 5512 or the 1680 case?
Or was it an entirely new case made just for this short production run?

The CG's on the thin case DRSD's seem quite pointed and "pinched"...

Thanks
Peter
Too bad I sold it and I been trying to find another one with no luck

See below scans

The first one is the watch and see how play it is, loved it

on the second picture is a clear that the one on top is the regular 5513 and the one under is the thin case again see how slim and flat the case is, they are both from year 67 and I hope I can find another one soon.

I hope taht helps






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Joined: August 27th, 2011, 12:07 pm

August 8th, 2012, 2:07 pm #4

Hi lads, does anyone have any opinions on what case Rolex used for the early thin case 1665's? Was it the 5513, 5512 or the 1680 case?
Or was it an entirely new case made just for this short production run?

The CG's on the thin case DRSD's seem quite pointed and "pinched"...

Thanks
Peter
"The CG's on the thin case DRSD's seem quite pointed and "pinched"... " yep, I keep seeing this, mate.
Been wondering the same thing for a while now, as we have discussed. Even seemingly NOS or close to NOS DRSDs often seem to have the pointy/pinched CGs, (and at the same time, pronounced bevels/chamfers on the case sides and lugs?) from what I've seen.
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Joined: February 13th, 2008, 1:13 am

August 8th, 2012, 2:14 pm #5

Too bad I sold it and I been trying to find another one with no luck

See below scans

The first one is the watch and see how play it is, loved it

on the second picture is a clear that the one on top is the regular 5513 and the one under is the thin case again see how slim and flat the case is, they are both from year 67 and I hope I can find another one soon.

I hope taht helps






I really can not see any difference.
Has one maybe been polished a bit more or is there a measurable difference?

Does Rolex mention anything about changes in case thickness or dimentions?

Thank you for your help as this has always puzzled me.
David
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Joined: January 28th, 2005, 3:12 pm

August 8th, 2012, 5:08 pm #6

"The CG's on the thin case DRSD's seem quite pointed and "pinched"... " yep, I keep seeing this, mate.
Been wondering the same thing for a while now, as we have discussed. Even seemingly NOS or close to NOS DRSDs often seem to have the pointy/pinched CGs, (and at the same time, pronounced bevels/chamfers on the case sides and lugs?) from what I've seen.
Quite pointed as you have described.

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

August 8th, 2012, 11:21 pm #7

Too bad I sold it and I been trying to find another one with no luck

See below scans

The first one is the watch and see how play it is, loved it

on the second picture is a clear that the one on top is the regular 5513 and the one under is the thin case again see how slim and flat the case is, they are both from year 67 and I hope I can find another one soon.

I hope taht helps






From that angle it looks a lot like a 5513 case.
The pinched CG's is a mystery though....

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

August 8th, 2012, 11:23 pm #8

Quite pointed as you have described.

I have seen some very early red subs with CG's that were similar....
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Joined: August 27th, 2011, 12:07 pm

August 9th, 2012, 8:36 am #9

Quite pointed as you have described.

Good to see this ad, thanks for posting it. It's what I suspected for a while.
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