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Estate sale pickup - interesting numbers

February 3 2018 at 11:46 AM
Vlad  (Login oldempirellc)
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from IP address 70.124.174.55

Pickuped up this unknown watch at a local estate sale for $10. Had a feeling that it was worth the asking price...

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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.

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**** 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????

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Vlad



    
This message has been edited by oldempirellc from IP address 70.124.174.55 on Feb 3, 2018 11:52 AM


 
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Michael Cohen
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67.188.110.64

Great find

February 3 2018, 5:49 PM 

Very nice that you contacted the seller, good man!

 
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Vlad
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70.124.174.55

Re: Great find

February 4 2018, 7:01 AM 

cannot even imagine not contacting the seller - we all have only 1 reputation

 
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Michael Cohen
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Great find

February 3 2018, 5:50 PM 

Very nice that you contacted the seller, good man!

 
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Ross Povey
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90.211.168.157

Nice find. It was common to have serial and ref on same side...

February 4 2018, 4:24 AM 

In the late 40s and early 50s.

I’ve revently had a couple.

Enjoy

Ross

 
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Vlad
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Re: Nice find. It was common to have serial and ref on same side...

February 4 2018, 7:02 AM 

If you can post some photos, would love to see the numbers

 
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