f..ing moskitos pt 1: white 1680 details

Vintage Rolex Discussion

f..ing moskitos pt 1: white 1680 details

Joined: January 28th, 2005, 9:45 am

February 4th, 2011, 10:27 pm #1

after Philip's input ...

--mk1 dial :


( the L in the word ROLEX is centered under the crown ; see also the very thin fonts of the letters "ft" )

--mk2 dial :


( the L is not centered under the crown )

--mk3 dial :


( the letter L is again centered under the crown )

details of the printings at 6 :

--mk1 dial :




--mk2 dial :



--mk3 dial :



comparison with the details posted by Philip :



besides some differences ( the white mk1 dial has finer letters than the others )surprisingly the
position of the words " swiss t minus 25 " is the same in all marks...
( keep present that mk1 and mk3 were made by the same dial-maker Lemrich , the mk2 is by Beyerle ).
so the different position of the T in the two dials posted by Philip ( if the one below is a mk1 for white 1680 as is different from the one posted by me ) depends on different cliche' used.
Reply
Like
Share

The Oysterator
The Oysterator

February 4th, 2011, 11:25 pm #2

There are only ever red ones in the Market.

Thank you for taking the time to dissect that.
Reply
Share

Joined: May 10th, 2009, 10:59 am

February 5th, 2011, 1:11 am #3

after Philip's input ...

--mk1 dial :


( the L in the word ROLEX is centered under the crown ; see also the very thin fonts of the letters "ft" )

--mk2 dial :


( the L is not centered under the crown )

--mk3 dial :


( the letter L is again centered under the crown )

details of the printings at 6 :

--mk1 dial :




--mk2 dial :



--mk3 dial :



comparison with the details posted by Philip :



besides some differences ( the white mk1 dial has finer letters than the others )surprisingly the
position of the words " swiss t minus 25 " is the same in all marks...
( keep present that mk1 and mk3 were made by the same dial-maker Lemrich , the mk2 is by Beyerle ).
so the different position of the T in the two dials posted by Philip ( if the one below is a mk1 for white 1680 as is different from the one posted by me ) depends on different cliche' used.
your MK1 and MK3 dial seem to be the same??
Here a picture where you see the different versions.
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: April 13th, 2005, 7:18 am

February 5th, 2011, 2:52 am #4

completely diff alignment under chronometer....

print and crown diff also
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: June 19th, 2006, 11:03 pm

February 5th, 2011, 3:18 am #5

Thanks for the update on the whites, Marcello. =) Dennis

My 1680


Apparently these are not correct.
Last edited by dennyslim on February 5th, 2011, 3:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: September 6th, 2007, 5:05 pm

February 5th, 2011, 3:54 am #6

There are only ever red ones in the Market.

Thank you for taking the time to dissect that.
In 1993 I started collecting plastic crystal sports models. You know 300 bucks for a 5513, 500 bucks for
a 1680 etc....Seriously I had at least 30 white 1680's before I ever even SAW a red 1680! In 2002 about
25% of the 1680's were red. Now, the white ones are less common than the red ones that come up for sale.
I'm not drawing any conclusions just stating my observations as a long time collector and dealer.
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: January 28th, 2011, 1:52 am

February 5th, 2011, 4:31 am #7

after Philip's input ...

--mk1 dial :


( the L in the word ROLEX is centered under the crown ; see also the very thin fonts of the letters "ft" )

--mk2 dial :


( the L is not centered under the crown )

--mk3 dial :


( the letter L is again centered under the crown )

details of the printings at 6 :

--mk1 dial :




--mk2 dial :



--mk3 dial :



comparison with the details posted by Philip :



besides some differences ( the white mk1 dial has finer letters than the others )surprisingly the
position of the words " swiss t minus 25 " is the same in all marks...
( keep present that mk1 and mk3 were made by the same dial-maker Lemrich , the mk2 is by Beyerle ).
so the different position of the T in the two dials posted by Philip ( if the one below is a mk1 for white 1680 as is different from the one posted by me ) depends on different cliche' used.
What's with "F" words here??? (nt)
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: May 10th, 2009, 10:59 am

February 5th, 2011, 4:40 am #8

completely diff alignment under chronometer....

print and crown diff also
IMHO, i think it is because the picture of the dial #3 is taken under crystal and all seem thicker..?


Best Regards,

David.
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: March 11th, 2005, 8:29 am

February 5th, 2011, 4:53 am #9

In 1993 I started collecting plastic crystal sports models. You know 300 bucks for a 5513, 500 bucks for
a 1680 etc....Seriously I had at least 30 white 1680's before I ever even SAW a red 1680! In 2002 about
25% of the 1680's were red. Now, the white ones are less common than the red ones that come up for sale.
I'm not drawing any conclusions just stating my observations as a long time collector and dealer.
.
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: March 11th, 2005, 8:29 am

February 5th, 2011, 5:07 am #10

after Philip's input ...

--mk1 dial :


( the L in the word ROLEX is centered under the crown ; see also the very thin fonts of the letters "ft" )

--mk2 dial :


( the L is not centered under the crown )

--mk3 dial :


( the letter L is again centered under the crown )

details of the printings at 6 :

--mk1 dial :




--mk2 dial :



--mk3 dial :



comparison with the details posted by Philip :



besides some differences ( the white mk1 dial has finer letters than the others )surprisingly the
position of the words " swiss t minus 25 " is the same in all marks...
( keep present that mk1 and mk3 were made by the same dial-maker Lemrich , the mk2 is by Beyerle ).
so the different position of the T in the two dials posted by Philip ( if the one below is a mk1 for white 1680 as is different from the one posted by me ) depends on different cliche' used.
MKx prints are obviously the result from different cliches
(for exaple when the crown is alligned differently)but my main point was that, sometimes what people
take for a MKx is just a technical consequence of a used
tampon, less pressure in the printing action etc...

ps : On another topic I cant wait for the result of... our mutual "action"
Reply
Like
Share