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My grail is here!

February 1 2012 at 3:35 PM

  (Login matt4hand)
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from IP address 24.126.143.51

Well after searching and searching I'm finally found my grail 5508.

The best part of the story is it found me.

The son of the original owner contacted me last week about wanting to sell his fathers watch.He got my name from a member of TRF.
He brought the watch over last Saturday and I looked it over and I decided I wanted it.

Today after work we finally closed the deal!

It is a Exclamation dial Gilt 5508 stamped 3rd quarter of 1959 on the caseback. It was serviced at Rolex in 1970 which is the only service mark on the caseback. The watch has been in storage in 1981!

The lugs are so fat it is scary and the chamfer's are perfect!!

The original owners son is writing me a history of his father who bought the watch over sea's in the late 50's early 60's. It spent the rest of it's life in Florida.

Thanks Michael for letting me buy this piece of history from you!


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This message has been edited by matt4hand from IP address 24.126.143.51 on Feb 1, 2012 4:16 PM
This message has been edited by matt4hand from IP address 24.126.143.51 on Feb 1, 2012 4:16 PM
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Jeremy
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Wow!

February 1 2012, 3:45 PM 

Congrats Matt! Very nice.

 
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(Login seve1939)
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Big congrats Matt----more

February 1 2012, 3:47 PM 

A real beauty and you were so lucky to find. Enjoy and wear in god health. Regards from Florida.

 
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Vijay
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Super example! Congrats Matt

February 1 2012, 4:01 PM 


 
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(Login HaroldRichardson)
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Dang Matt, your weren't kidding...that thing is NICE

February 1 2012, 4:09 PM 

I told you I usually don't like the old old ones, but that is impressive.

 
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(Login Cubanchem)
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Very nice watch. Congrats!

February 1 2012, 4:32 PM 




Peace,
Pedro


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(Login GMTKiwi)
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Nice score Matt ....

February 1 2012, 4:45 PM 

A really honest looking watch with stunning patina - I could easily live with it in my collection.

Congrats from downunder !

 
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(Login kingmillo)
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Nice catch, Matt. Perfect gloss dial and lumes

February 1 2012, 4:56 PM 

case is very good too. Congrats!!!!!

 
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WorldOysterWatcher
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Very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing!

February 1 2012, 6:00 PM 


 
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(Login watchpartdoc.)
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nice watch matt !

February 1 2012, 6:23 PM 


 
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Adam
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Now I see...

February 1 2012, 6:25 PM 

...why your other excellent one is listed in the VRM.

This one is seriously nice (what a dial!). Congrats.

 
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(Login liptonnr)
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Re: My grail is here!

February 1 2012, 6:39 PM 

Matt! You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful!

 
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Shairan
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Wow!

February 1 2012, 8:01 PM 

What an amazing story, and amazing watch of course. Congratulations and wear in good health. With much envy, Shairan.

 
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Morgan King
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Sweet dude! Enjoy in good health!

February 1 2012, 8:45 PM 


 
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(Login JohnDonJuan)
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Matt, I'll drink to that. Congrats buddy

February 1 2012, 9:56 PM 


 
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(Login subsea57)
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Simply beautiful...congrats Matt. nt!

February 1 2012, 10:47 PM 


 
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(Login KristianHaagen)
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That´s it! I am picking up my 5508 from the vault today!

February 1 2012, 10:49 PM 

HUGE congrats! Wonderful watch and great provenance. No regrets there...

 
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(Login ggwilliam)
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Very impressive Matt

February 1 2012, 10:52 PM 

I love your watch! Guillaume

 
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(Login fletch01)
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congrats

February 1 2012, 11:23 PM 

very nice......enjoy

cheers
Marcus

 
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(Login Mark020)
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So that's why you sold the other one :-). Very nice!!

February 1 2012, 11:45 PM 

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(Premier Login bullibeer)
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Very nice! Enjoy it! Great looks.

February 2 2012, 1:56 AM 

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arolex
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Big Congrats!!!!!!!!nt

February 2 2012, 6:43 AM 

Nt

 
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(Login 964RS)
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Nice catch mate! Good start to 2012!

February 2 2012, 8:57 AM 


 
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(Login tomvox1)
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Fantastic Sub--simply beautiful--biggest congrats! Enjoy, T. nt

February 2 2012, 2:49 PM 

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