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Estate sale pickup - interesting numbers

February 3 2018 at 11:46 AM
Vlad  (Login oldempirellc)
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Pickuped up this unknown watch at a local estate sale for $10. Had a feeling that it was worth the asking price...


Came home, cleaned it up (i.e. new crystal, clean the case). Turned out to be a an Rolex Speedking, model 4220 with absolutely crisp numbers, original dial, original hands, and a perfectly functional crown.


**** So, the first thing I did was to call the guy I bought the watch from, explained what he sold me, and offered more money. I'm sure some of the old timers remember a particular post from a member (I believe from New York) who proudly bragged about coming across a number of GMT/SUB bezels and inserts ... and explaining to the owner that "it's just a bunch of Timex parts" - I never ever ever going to behave in such a way.

Another interesting observation, this is the first Rolex I have ever seen with serial and model numbers on the same side (@ 6 o'clock) .... any one knows of any other examples????



This message has been edited by oldempirellc from IP address on Feb 3, 2018 11:52 AM

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