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Joined: September 1st, 2011, 4:45 am

October 12th, 2011, 10:36 pm #1

This watch was purchased in Hong Kong in the summer of 1963.

This picture was taken in 1965 at a depth of 150ft.

I sold this watch in 1969.

Now I'm trying to figure out what model it was (5512 or 5513).

Does it have pointy crown guards?

I know, I should have kept it, just like the red 1680 I bought in 1970 and sold in 1986.


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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 7:51 pm

October 13th, 2011, 12:05 am #2

as far as I can see it was also with it's original 7206

I bet you now regret you had sold it

Nice picture for sure

ag
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Joined: September 1st, 2011, 4:45 am

October 13th, 2011, 2:16 am #3

This watch was purchased in Hong Kong in the summer of 1963.

This picture was taken in 1965 at a depth of 150ft.

I sold this watch in 1969.

Now I'm trying to figure out what model it was (5512 or 5513).

Does it have pointy crown guards?

I know, I should have kept it, just like the red 1680 I bought in 1970 and sold in 1986.

It did not have either SCOC or OCC on the dial, and did not come with chronometer papers, so I have assumed it was a 5513. But now that I've spent time on VRF, it seems early 5512's didn't always have the 4 line dial. A Rolex AD once told me it had the same movement as the chronometer watches, whatever that means?

Does anyone know what year 4 line dials began appearing on 5512's?



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Joined: February 18th, 2009, 12:35 pm

October 13th, 2011, 1:36 pm #4

This watch was purchased in Hong Kong in the summer of 1963.

This picture was taken in 1965 at a depth of 150ft.

I sold this watch in 1969.

Now I'm trying to figure out what model it was (5512 or 5513).

Does it have pointy crown guards?

I know, I should have kept it, just like the red 1680 I bought in 1970 and sold in 1986.

Hello Al

62 5512s did not have 4 lines. But I believe they all had
a chapter ring along the periphery of the dial, just like
5508s.

When the 5513 came out, there was no chapter ring.
The 5512s went to 4 lines, and the chapter ring disappeared (I believe).


If you bought your watch in 63, it could have been a 61, 62, or 63.
It was not uncommon for a new Rolex to sit on the shelf for years.

In April 1976 I bought a 1680 with a late 63 serial number, brand
new from Mayor's in Miami.

Regards
Ed
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Joined: September 1st, 2011, 4:45 am

October 13th, 2011, 4:00 pm #5

I've been digging thru old photos trying to find one that answers the question - what did I have?

So far this is the best picture I can find; it doesn't quite get there but does establish the watch had PCG's.

Al
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