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    Yes it has value... I'll give you 25 right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by cj415 View Post
    Wow! That is amazing. I had no idea that these held value like that.

    I had my 1966 GMT Master serviced a few years ago and they gave me back the original faded bezel. I always thought it was in rough shape, but I have to ask... is there any value in my bezel?




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    Ah Patina! i.e. sun and moisture damage. If you are really fortunate you can have 'mint' and patina!

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    Patina... Patina? That's a type of Australian potted meat isn't it? Wouldn't want any getting on my watch..

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    I shudder when my 5513 passes a tin of corned beef in Tesco.

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    Fray Bentos!

    actually those little keys on the side of the tin are really handy for winding things up..

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    Where as a knackered old Grana is worth every penny they fetch these days ...

    There is no logic to collecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Ian: nouveau riche or shill bidding? It is disgusting. I personally can't see the attraction. Rolex collecting is a bit odd in my opinion. I have an acquaintance that has an Explorer II with the orange pointer (gasp). I see a datejust with an extra hand, he sees $15K.
    That's cheap, I bought one at auction and paid through the nose...Why...because I wanted one before they become unpayable!
    Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
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    Maybe Rolex want to price out the vintage watch collectors so to sell more new ones.

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    I don't see your reasoning? What has Rolex got to do with the prices of vintage Rolex, or are you suggesting they are buying them all, to raise the price?
    Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papazulu View Post
    I don't see your reasoning? What has Rolex got to do with the prices of vintage Rolex, or are you suggesting they are buying them all, to raise the price?
    I was making a general reference to the post below.

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...l=1#post277021

    Their inflated charges for service and parts makes you wonder if its probably worth buying a new watch instead. However anything vintage is supply and demand and if you have the hens teeth then you can dictate more or less what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelv61
    Hi sir,
    I'm new to vintage and military watches.
    I'm surfing the web, for parts of 2 specific watche models, and I chanced upon this.
    I'm wondering if you might be willing to part with this, sir?

    Best regards.
    please contact this member directly (use the email option) as we frown upon the buying and selling of items on the Main Forum - thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    please contact this member directly (use the email option) as we frown upon the buying and selling of items on the Main Forum - thank you.
    Hi sir,
    Apologies on this, as I am new.
    I tried to find the Private Mail or email option, but I could not find.
    Let me try to find it.
    Apologies once again.

    Best regards.

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    I had already informed him on your behalf..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    I had already informed him on your behalf..
    Thank you kind sir.
    Many apologies once again.
    Best regards.

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    I picked up a Pepsi Bezel insert for my 16570 in 2011 from a guy in Baltimore (of all places) for $35 USD. Real thing, had it checked by a Rolex trained watchmaker at Otto Friedel, he confirmed it. Got lucky. My original was a black insert, & it came with an additional original Coke insert. Those were the days...

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