Help needed please - Steel 1601 Stella dial ?

Joined: August 9th, 2014, 5:47 pm

April 12th, 2018, 11:26 am #1

Dear Rolex Friends ,

I saw this steel 1601 with wide boy
dial and hands and red stella dial:




https://ibb.co/gwz9Zx
https://ibb.co/cyLu1c

Do you think the dial is original ?

I know Stella dials for gold 1803 and 1601 but never saw for steel,
Did someone ever see this before ?

Should I buy it ?

It is very expensive and i dont want to make a mistake.

THank you in advance for your helps.

Best regards

Alain L.
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Richard.Carver
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Joined: January 29th, 2014, 2:38 pm

April 12th, 2018, 7:05 pm #2

I wouldn't pay a premium for an almost certain repaint. I've noticed on ebay that redialers call any pastel or odd color a stella. Stellas are found on Day Dates from the 60s and 70s. I've seen some 5 digit DD with stellas as well but that's about it. Any DJ, Date, Tudor or OP you see with a flashy colored dial just assume it's a repaint.

There's nothing wrong with painting your dial any color you like but when you try to pass it off for something it isn't to make more money from it there are several nasty words to describe that activity.
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Joined: July 7th, 2009, 6:47 am

April 13th, 2018, 1:53 am #3

Dear Rolex Friends ,

I saw this steel 1601 with wide boy
dial and hands and red stella dial:




https://ibb.co/gwz9Zx
https://ibb.co/cyLu1c

Do you think the dial is original ?

I know Stella dials for gold 1803 and 1601 but never saw for steel,
Did someone ever see this before ?

Should I buy it ?

It is very expensive and i dont want to make a mistake.

THank you in advance for your helps.

Best regards

Alain L.
Without a doubt. Nicely done and if the price is right enjoy it. But if it is expensive I would pass.
There are no stella dials for steel 16xx, and for 18xx there are only stick index or diamond stella dials, never wideboy or any other index.
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Joined: August 9th, 2014, 5:47 pm

April 13th, 2018, 11:46 am #4

Dear Rolex Friends ,

I saw this steel 1601 with wide boy
dial and hands and red stella dial:




https://ibb.co/gwz9Zx
https://ibb.co/cyLu1c

Do you think the dial is original ?

I know Stella dials for gold 1803 and 1601 but never saw for steel,
Did someone ever see this before ?

Should I buy it ?

It is very expensive and i dont want to make a mistake.

THank you in advance for your helps.

Best regards

Alain L.
Thanks a lot Guys ;) (nt)
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