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1943 Rolex Oyster "Click" to Login or Register 
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This is a Rolex Oyster that is in my father's estate. It was given to him on his 21st birthday in 1943. Have not opened the back, as it is in my sister's possession right now. Can anyone provide some guidance on what it might be? Thanks.

 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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Here is the back.

 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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looks like ref#2280 but with out looking on the movement Im not 100% sure
have it serviced asap to ensure proper functions for future use
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Thanks Peter. It does look like the 2280. Definitely will get it in for servicing and maybe find out some more after it's opened up.
 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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Interesting conversation with Bob Ridley today about this watch. He thinks it's a 4647. I'm sending it to him for repair, so we'll know for sure soon.
 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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keep us posted.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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I was thinking 3139!


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1978 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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with out the movement picture all we can do is guess hehe lets see whos correct
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Right Peter! Smile
 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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In case you were wondering, Bob identified it as a 3139, Gents Steel Military Rolex.
 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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great news.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Yeah, I hope so Peter. It's going to be quite expensive to fix it, but definitely worth it as a piece of family history. Not sure it will be worth what it costs to fix, but oh well.
 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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what need to be done send me email I have
CMW21 – Certified Master Watchmaker of the 21st Century as a friend in town he got my rolex fix half the price of other places like NY rolex center.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Thanks Peter. I decided to use Bob Ridley at Watchmakers Int'l. Just checking around, he seems to have a stellar reputation. Not cheap, but this particular watch is worth it to me.
 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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Dave Turner knows his stuff! Show after photos when it comes back. (please)
 
Posts: 3112 | Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon in the USA | Registered: October 13, 2007
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Getting my restored Rolex back from Bob Ridley tomorrow, and he was nice enough to send along some photos. Looks pretty nice, I think.

 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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More pictures following

 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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and more

 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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One more

 
Posts: 57 | Location: Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA | Registered: February 24, 2015
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Yea, I think so too. Looking fine!


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1978 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Nice . Enjoy your watch Douglas
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Wow! Inspires me to pull out my Dad's restored 1943 Lipton Oyster (made by Rolex) to wear!

Regard! Mark
 
Posts: 3820 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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