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    Hi all. An elderly client has asked me to help him find a buyer for this rather exceptional Rolex. He has owned it from new and includes the original box. Rolex 710 movement, 36.2 mm 9 carat gold Dennison case and solid 9 carat mesh bracelet. All in exceptional condition including the outstanding dial ("scientific" dial with one fifth second subdivisions) and mint hands.
    I don't know what it's worth; he has it insured for $4,000, my feeling is that it's worth at least that.
    Any comments or interest appreciated.


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    Nice looking watch Dave :thumbup: Can't make out the marks in the back of the case and can see none on the bracelet. Could you post some clearer pics?
    Preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance

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    • #3
      Thanks for the feedback and sorry about the photo quality. I will be giving it a service and clean up the case etc. prior to offering it for sale so will post up some better photos once it has been done. I have to be guided by the owners wishes so am not sure about the sale method. I may not be able to offer it on this site so please let me know if anyone is interested in owning this rather special watch.
      It's all stamped 9ct (375) and badged Rolex on the movement, dial and case back with Dennison as the case maker branded and signed on the case back, movement is Rolex in house 710 manual with shock resist. There are a couple of what I take to be serial numbers as well, one on the movement and one on the case back, case lug is also hallmarked. Rest assured there is no question over authenticity.
      Cheers,
      David.

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        It's all stamped 9ct (375) and badged Rolex on the movement, dial and case back with Dennison as the case maker branded and signed on the case back, movement is Rolex in house 710 manual with shock resist. There are a couple of what I take to be serial numbers as well, one on the movement and one on the case back, case lug is also hallmarked. Rest assured there is no question over authenticity.
        Cheers,
        David.

        I wasn't questioning it's authenticity Dave. Just interested to see the reference numbers and hallmarks etc. :thumbup:
        Preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance

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        • #5
          Thanks Captain,
          I have completed the work to the movement, NOS period gold capped crown, new glass and a bit of a tidy up elsewhere. It looks magnificent! Too good?

          He has decided not to sell it and is going to pass it on to his son which is where it should be IMHO. The son is helping out with some money so the old boy (90 year old) doesn't need to sell the watch. Thanks for the interest.

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          • #6

            Thanks Captain,
            I have completed the work to the movement, NOS period gold capped crown, new glass and a bit of a tidy up elsewhere. It looks magnificent! Too good?

            He has decided not to sell it and is going to pass it on to his son which is where it should be IMHO. The son is helping out with some money so the old boy (90 year old) doesn't need to sell the watch. Thanks for the interest.


            Excellent outcome.. :thumbup:
            Tony Lewis
            New Zealand

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            • #7
              Couldn't agree more :thumbup:
              Preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance

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              • #8
                Very nice watch, I own a few which are similar.

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                • #9

                  Very nice watch, I own a few which are similar.


                  I decided I couldn't resist the urge of posting this, It has the exact same dial (aged more) with different hands.
                  Same calibre etc. This is from 1953



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                  • #10
                    :thumbup: Classic and timeless Harry
                    Preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance

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