Rolex 6542 with Bakelite bezel

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Rolex 6542 with Bakelite bezel

Joined: September 1st, 2017, 8:06 am

September 3rd, 2017, 9:58 am #1

I asked the same question on RolexForums, someone suggested I post here.

Newbie question:
I have discovered one of these in a box of old family watches (I suspect it belonged to my great uncle). I was going to get a strap and wear it having worked out the function of it's 24 hour hand (useful to me since I'm a pilot). But having done a little googling and ended up here I see that it's too good for that. It seems to be in very good condition compared to some pictures I have seen. Since it has been in a box for several decades I doubt it has any non-original parts.

Serial number on outside of case is 3222xx

I like it but I do not share the passion of some here!

My question:
Who in the UK can I take it to for checking and to verify it's the real thing

Bill

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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

September 3rd, 2017, 11:24 am #2

There's a few of us scattered around. I'm in Southport (north-west England), but there are other good people out there who can happily verify the authenticity and originality of your watch.

MW

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Joined: September 1st, 2017, 8:06 am

September 3rd, 2017, 3:24 pm #3

I'm in Dorset. I can get anywhere in the UK reasonably easily
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Joined: January 25th, 2012, 4:56 pm

September 3rd, 2017, 5:17 pm #4

I asked the same question on RolexForums, someone suggested I post here.

Newbie question:
I have discovered one of these in a box of old family watches (I suspect it belonged to my great uncle). I was going to get a strap and wear it having worked out the function of it's 24 hour hand (useful to me since I'm a pilot). But having done a little googling and ended up here I see that it's too good for that. It seems to be in very good condition compared to some pictures I have seen. Since it has been in a box for several decades I doubt it has any non-original parts.

Serial number on outside of case is 3222xx

I like it but I do not share the passion of some here!

My question:
Who in the UK can I take it to for checking and to verify it's the real thing

Bill

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4370/3680 ... 9258_z.jpg
Contact Roberto ( Jatucka) in this forum, hi is a big expert about this, and have shop in london

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Joined: October 26th, 2013, 8:38 am

September 3rd, 2017, 6:50 pm #5


You can find his info here:

http://www.newoldtime.it/DoveSiamo.aspx

He's at Grays Antiques by Bond Street tube and an all round great guy.
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

September 3rd, 2017, 10:04 pm #6

Contact Roberto ( Jatucka) in this forum, hi is a big expert about this, and have shop in london
But if you happen to be at Goodwood next weekend with your watch on your wrist, I'll happily look at it!

MW
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September 4th, 2017, 2:41 pm #7

Hi Mike,
I might* be at Goodwood wearing mine if you fancy taking a look at it?!
Thanks!
Ravi

*still trying to get a ticket...
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Joined: April 18th, 2015, 8:07 am

September 4th, 2017, 3:30 pm #8

I will also be at Goodwood and would like a look!
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September 5th, 2017, 5:13 pm #9

Hi Mike,
I might* be at Goodwood wearing mine if you fancy taking a look at it?!
Thanks!
Ravi

*still trying to get a ticket...
I assume you mean the Goodwood Revival .... I don't think I will be there
On an airfield but not aviation friendly unless you have an old/interesting aircraft.
Mine is old enough to be scruffy but not old enough to be antique
I'm sure there is a Roles equivalent.
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juneja
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September 6th, 2017, 7:50 pm #10

Sorry for hijacking the 6542 post
Can't make Goodwood in the end. Have fun for me whoever' going!!
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