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 Post subject: An uncommon Viceroy
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:55 am 
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It's been slow here for the summer months, so I thought I'd brighten things up with a photo or two of my ref. 3116 Viceroy. This is ca. 1938 (SN 56XXX) and is in 14K pink gold (really pink). Original black dial is very rare in this configuration (the only one I've ever seen). I hadn't had it serviced for the 6 years I've owned it, so thought it was about time; just picked it up yesterday from my watchmaker's.

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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
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That is sweet!! I wish I knew more about these old Rolexes. I'm just too afraid to pull the trigger on any I see on eBay. Some day I'll learn.
Nice watch Adam.


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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:24 pm 
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Sweet looking watch. I'd wear it!

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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:47 pm 
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Fantastic piece Adam.
I think you saw my SS one?

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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
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That's a beautiful watch. Do you have any idea what the original 1938 price might have been?

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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
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Dave wrote:
That's a beautiful watch. Do you have any idea what the original 1938 price might have been?


Yes
I have the original advert from 1937
SS was 5 pounds
9kt was 10 british pounds.
and a self winding version (perpetual) was 27 pounds
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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:33 am 
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GLADIATOR wrote:
Dave wrote:
That's a beautiful watch. Do you have any idea what the original 1938 price might have been?


Yes
I have the original advert from 1937
SS was 5 pounds
9kt was 10 british pounds.
and a self winding version (perpetual) was 27 pounds
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Thanks Adam. That sounds like a bargain complements of The Great Depression. In 1938, the pound to dollar exchange was about $5 per pound. $50 dollars in 1938 converts to the buying power of $821 in 2016 dollars. But I imagine that not a lot of people had that kind of spare money in 1938.

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 Post subject: Re: An uncommon Viceroy
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:41 am 
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Thanks Dave.
Interesting, I had not calculated present value.
But surely 600+ was a lot in 1938
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