Rolex 1018 Question

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Rolex 1018 Question

Joined: March 12th, 2006, 1:25 pm

February 3rd, 2018, 6:56 pm #1

Hi All,

After a long hunt I recently acquired a 1018 that has a newer hand set with an incorrect second hand that I'd like to replace with a period correct set. Seeing that 1018s are pretty scarce, would a hand set from a 1601 / 1603 work with this watch with a 1570 movement? It came with a newer 78360 bracelet that's in good shape. Here are a couple of quick pics, excuse the dust and glare:




Thanks for your help!

Michael
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 5:00 am

February 4th, 2018, 5:44 am #2

If you look at a genuine 1018 dial, the markers at the "corners" (3, 6 and 9) are long and the intermediate markers are shorter. Here, all the markers are the same length.

I am not sure about the hand. Obviously, any hand made for the 1570 movement will fit the pinion, but the hands for different references are not necessarily all the same length.
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Joined: March 12th, 2006, 1:25 pm

February 4th, 2018, 6:28 am #3

Thanks for the info about the hands. Regarding the dial, I have seen 1018 dials with equal length hour markers, quite a few photos online. Whether they were genuine is another story.
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Joined: February 2nd, 2017, 12:28 am

February 4th, 2018, 1:36 pm #4

Hi All,

After a long hunt I recently acquired a 1018 that has a newer hand set with an incorrect second hand that I'd like to replace with a period correct set. Seeing that 1018s are pretty scarce, would a hand set from a 1601 / 1603 work with this watch with a 1570 movement? It came with a newer 78360 bracelet that's in good shape. Here are a couple of quick pics, excuse the dust and glare:




Thanks for your help!

Michael
Dunno about the hands but the dial looks pretty close to what RSC installed (at my request) when an old wrecked one went in for the restorationhttps://imgur.com/a/kh5ul

And good call. I love all the 101x watches, so nice on the wrist, good on bracelet or straphttps://imgur.com/a/J1x36
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Joined: August 23rd, 2007, 3:21 am

February 4th, 2018, 3:43 pm #5

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Joined: March 12th, 2006, 1:25 pm

February 4th, 2018, 5:45 pm #6

Dunno about the hands but the dial looks pretty close to what RSC installed (at my request) when an old wrecked one went in for the restorationhttps://imgur.com/a/kh5ul

And good call. I love all the 101x watches, so nice on the wrist, good on bracelet or straphttps://imgur.com/a/J1x36
Thanks Pete, very useful information. Tomorrow I'm going to take the watch to the Rolex Service Center in San Francisco to ask Giovanni for his thoughts. I'll let you know what I find out. It wouldn't surprise to learn that it's an older tritium service dial.

I too am a fan of the 101X series. Here's my 1013:

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Joined: February 2nd, 2017, 12:28 am

February 5th, 2018, 4:24 pm #7

Beautiful 1013. I have hopes mine will look as nice when it gets back from LAWW!
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Joined: March 12th, 2006, 1:25 pm

February 6th, 2018, 1:53 am #8

Hi All,

After a long hunt I recently acquired a 1018 that has a newer hand set with an incorrect second hand that I'd like to replace with a period correct set. Seeing that 1018s are pretty scarce, would a hand set from a 1601 / 1603 work with this watch with a 1570 movement? It came with a newer 78360 bracelet that's in good shape. Here are a couple of quick pics, excuse the dust and glare:




Thanks for your help!

Michael
I took the watch to Giovanni at the Rolex Service Center in San Francisco today. He said that the dial was authentic Rolex and that the hand set had been replaced at some point. I asked him about using a hand set from a 1601. He said that it would work with a 1570 movement and the hands would be the correct length. Now I'm hunting for a hand set, all good!

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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 5:00 am

February 6th, 2018, 6:37 am #9

I will admit that I saw and liked the watch, but did not bid because I did not think the dial was correct. You were the smarter one!
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 5:00 am

February 7th, 2018, 12:46 am #10

If you remember, did Giovanni say the dial was a dial Rolex used for ref. 1018, or only that it was an authentic Rolex dial? If the former, I'm going to start keeping an eye out for another one.
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