Rolex 1016 need expert help

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Rolex 1016 need expert help

Joined: April 12th, 2017, 10:59 pm

April 17th, 2017, 12:40 pm #1

Hi everyone,its my first post here and i hope i did not break any rules.
Got this 1016 couple of years back when i am getting into vintage rolex. Got it check by a local watchmaker who told me everything is original but after reading so many post here, i am starting to think i bought a lemon. The thing that got me thinking is the the lume still glows after exposure to light.
I have a few other vintage rolex and the lume is dead ,no glow at all. Comparing it through a eye loupe, the texture seems the same to me. Can all the expert here please help me? I tried to take some close up as best as my phone would allow me.
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April 17th, 2017, 12:44 pm #2

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April 17th, 2017, 12:46 pm #3

Hi everyone,its my first post here and i hope i did not break any rules.
Got this 1016 couple of years back when i am getting into vintage rolex. Got it check by a local watchmaker who told me everything is original but after reading so many post here, i am starting to think i bought a lemon. The thing that got me thinking is the the lume still glows after exposure to light.
I have a few other vintage rolex and the lume is dead ,no glow at all. Comparing it through a eye loupe, the texture seems the same to me. Can all the expert here please help me? I tried to take some close up as best as my phone would allow me.


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Joined: October 28th, 2016, 3:00 pm

April 17th, 2017, 1:17 pm #4

Tritium series Dial like the one you have do have lume that still can light up in the dark, though only for a short while.
I have this EXACT same series Ref.1016 and it still lights up. Cheers!
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April 18th, 2017, 5:58 am #5

Shouldn't tritium be able to glow on its own? Mine under a few secs under light will be able to glow for a while,never time it before.
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