Researching 1930's Rolex Oyster Extra Precision

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Researching 1930's Rolex Oyster Extra Precision

Joined: January 3rd, 2012, 6:58 pm

January 3rd, 2012, 7:11 pm #1

Hi guys,
Have & trying to find links / images to same to help ID potential value. Has No on back of 31785. Can anyone help please.
Thanks, Asti
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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 12:49 am

January 3rd, 2012, 8:06 pm #2

Except for determining an approximate date of manufacture of 1933-34 based on your SN, I don't think anyone can help you without more information and/or clear photos.
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Joined: November 29th, 2007, 6:14 am

January 3rd, 2012, 10:10 pm #3

Hi guys,
Have & trying to find links / images to same to help ID potential value. Has No on back of 31785. Can anyone help please.
Thanks, Asti
We can't tell from the serial number if it is Stainless steel or 18k, cushion or round cased, good or bad condition. We really need pictures! We'll be happy to help you once we see them!
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Joined: January 3rd, 2012, 6:58 pm

January 4th, 2012, 12:27 am #4

Thanks WOW, Hopefully these will assist. Let me know if others are required. Asthttp://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1325636593.JPG
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Joined: January 3rd, 2012, 6:58 pm

January 4th, 2012, 12:30 am #5

Appears not to have been sent with the back pic. Thanks guys,
Asti
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Joined: August 22nd, 2010, 11:46 pm

January 4th, 2012, 1:35 am #6

A better pic would be best
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

January 4th, 2012, 2:06 am #7

Appears not to have been sent with the back pic. Thanks guys,
Asti
cushion case Rolex Oyster jewel lever manual wind watch in two piece 9ct gold case.

The dial appears to be original, and I would not expect to see a coronet printed on the dial.

Value is around $900-1,500...

MW

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Joined: November 29th, 2007, 6:14 am

January 4th, 2012, 2:06 am #8

Appears not to have been sent with the back pic. Thanks guys,
Asti
is in natural light if possible. Otherwise, overhead light but taking care to block the path of the light where your eye can see the glare (usually just placing an envelope or even your hand in the path of the glare is enough. Never use a flash. That creates the wrong colors and as you noticed, blocks information.

The movement would be interesting to see if you can open the case. Inside the caseback might lurk another number - the reference number. Because it is gold, the gold hallmarks will be on the inside of the caseback.

Very nice watch as it sits now.

This will clean up nicely. It could probably use a service and a new crystal. Never let them touch/replace the dial. Once you've had it serviced, it will be quite wearable -- oils in watches are like oils in cars... they lose their viscosity and thicken. That would create problems in the long run. So don't use or wind it much until you do get it serviced.
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Joined: November 29th, 2007, 6:14 am

January 4th, 2012, 2:15 am #9

Appears not to have been sent with the back pic. Thanks guys,
Asti
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

January 4th, 2012, 3:31 am #10

the earlier, flat case cushion Oyster, and Viceroy-style case.

Asti's watch is slightly different...

MW
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