My first vintage rolex April 25 2012 at 4:50 PM
(Login hypeber) from IP address 22.214.171.124
This is my first vintage rolex and i love it. Bought this from Andrew Shear. Great guy and thanks!!
Also want to thank John(jbp99p) for emailing back and forth answering my questions and thanks to VRF member who helped me on my 1st purchase of vintage rolex!
Sorry for the quality, they were taken with my iPhone.
Author Reply Ron (Login rmay2003) VRF Member 126.96.36.199
Action required... April 25 2012, 5:19 PM
That watch is clearly a fake. You need to send it to me immediately so I can dispose of it properly (on my own wrist).
What a beauty; what a great 'first vintage' selection! It must feel kind of like marrying the Homecoming Queen. Wear it in good health!
(Login jatucka) Moderator 188.8.131.52
nice watch and lovely strap ! :-) April 25 2012, 5:21 PM
(Login matt4hand) VRF Member 184.108.40.206
Great watch and Lugs! April 25 2012, 5:41 PM
Lovely 1st choice! Enjoy her and treat her well.
Matt Francis (Login op61) 220.127.116.11
Congrats! April 25 2012, 5:55 PM
That is a fantastic "first vintage". If this is your first one, I can´t imagine what is next!! Cheers
(Login hypeber) 18.104.22.168
Originally April 25 2012, 6:34 PM
I originally was going for something cheaper on a 5512 that andrew were selling however i lost the auction by $130. The i went ahead and bid on this one and I didn't thought i would win but i did. I am very happy with this one though and my next one probably will be a 5512 or a 5513.
(Login trianglebrick) VRF Member 22.214.171.124
real beauty!!!! nothing like the big fonts on those original date wheels! April 25 2012, 6:26 PM
(Login hypeber) 126.96.36.199
Now i need to find a nice pearl to complete it or a nice old insert w pearl April 25 2012, 6:35 PM
(Login alexxxgil) VRF Contributing Member 188.8.131.52
Your watch R O C K S !!! Congrats and great taste April 25 2012, 6:28 PM
(Login puffy3) VRF Member 184.108.40.206
nice! do the hands match the dial? April 25 2012, 9:35 PM
Or is it my phone's screen that make them look quite white...
JH (Login hypeber) 220.127.116.11
The hands are lit bit lighter but very very close tO same. April 25 2012, 9:39 PM
Talked to Andrew. He said he believes the hands are original. He bought this watch from a long time cOllector who bought this watch from the original owner of this watch.
(Login puffy3) VRF Member 18.104.22.168
All good. What serial/year is it? I've noticed that... April 29 2012, 1:54 PM
some vintage pieces' hands and dial sometimes never age to the same patina, despite being all original.
Steve.P (Login 2wsxcde3) VRF Member 22.214.171.124
Congratulations - it looks awesome > April 25 2012, 11:57 PM
and I'm not a sub date fan! :-O
These worn look leather straps really transform the look of a watch.
They are becoming more and more popular: I've not seen a NATO-esq one like this before.
Nothing beats the buzz of buying a new watch,
We're all just junkies at the end of the day,
(Login tomvox1) VRF Dial Archive Curator 126.96.36.199
Wonderful 1st Vintage Rolex! And If it were your last... April 26 2012, 12:24 AM
...it would still be equally wonderful.
Biggest congrats & enjoy,
John (Login jbp99p) VRF Member 188.8.131.52
It's been a pleasure talking to you and to make friends with a new VRFer... April 26 2012, 1:53 AM
...see I am very keen to help people on the forum, a stickler for detail and very passionate about our hobby !...I don't just come on here and growl Rog
LOL. I may have been dormant in terms of forum posts but a lot more takes place in private.
I saw David's post wanting advice on his first vintage, knew he was new to the hobby and simply didn't want to see him burnt, simple as that really. I knew he was considering a couple of watches from Andrew Shear and since I had had such a good experience dealing with Andrew myself recently, I wanted to give him the confidence to go ahead and secure a good watch with his defined budget. And what a cracker he picked !, I've warned him it won't be his last and that he's now on the slipperly slope to ruin LOL.
Great watch, wear it in good health.
Jeremy (Login keeperoftime) VRF Member 184.108.40.206
Very nice! April 26 2012, 7:59 AM
Congrats, great NATO as well!!
(Login 964RS) VRF Member 220.127.116.11
Nice first vintage! Congrats :) April 26 2012, 2:27 PM
(Login Matthew5513) 18.104.22.168
wow April 27 2012, 8:17 PM
that is a beautiful watch and dial!!!
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