1966 Datejust Bracelet Question

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1966 Datejust Bracelet Question

#1 Post by Riley31 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:45 pm

I purchased this 1966 Rolex Datejust last week, it is a 14K and stainless 1601. The bracelet is a USA made with 14K trim but it has no numbers on the end links.Is this normal?
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Re: 1966 Datejust Bracelet Question

#2 Post by stryfox » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:40 pm

I don't know much about Rolex but I would expect the bracelet to fit better.

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Re: 1966 Datejust Bracelet Question

#3 Post by Riley31 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:55 pm

I posted this question on the Rolex forum and they said this watch is 100% correct and the USA bracelets don't have numbers

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Re: 1966 Datejust Bracelet Question

#4 Post by vintagehamiltons » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:34 am

I would expect the ends to be solid. The upper one doesn't look it. But, I don't know Rolex.
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Re: 1966 Datejust Bracelet Question

#5 Post by afire » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:03 am

The old end pieces are hollow. Just a piece of steel bent/stamped into shape. You can bend them to fit better. You can also bend them to fit worse, as I discovered the hard way. Maybe find a good jeweler or goldsmith to do it if the fit bothers you.
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