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 Post subject: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:59 pm 
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Hope you can help. I am researching a watch for a friend, it's a Rolex, and from the date letter it's from 1916. I think it's a trench watch but the hands don't match the one or two I've seen online. She's thinking of selling it, but we don't want to get ripped off by someone if it's something different.
Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:17 pm 
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Hi
First how you know its Rolex - I presume an Aegler movement
Is inside case marked W&D or Rolex
How did you date it - I guess a silver mark.

Based on answers to that I may be able to help
Post photos of movement and inside case
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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:24 pm 
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Yes, it's marked inside. I've added the photos
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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:57 pm 
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That is an Aegler movement, the markings in the back look correct, and the hands are appropriate for that movement. It looks like an authentic First World War Rolex trench watch to me.

While it is worth more than comparable trench watches from other makers, it's value will not approach the prices commanded by more recent Rolex's.

Apart from what appears to be a crack in the bezel, it appears to be in nice condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:33 am 
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C. Hurt wrote:
That is an Aegler movement, the markings in the back look correct, and the hands are appropriate for that movement. It looks like an authentic First World War Rolex trench watch to me.

While it is worth more than comparable trench watches from other makers, it's value will not approach the prices commanded by more recent Rolex's.

Apart from what appears to be a crack in the bezel, it appears to be in nice condition.


Cary beat me, but all he said I 100% concur
From the photos, it looks relumed too.
A

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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:13 am 
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I would say that the lume is original-we can see that some has worn away on the hands and dial, a common enough occurence in these century-old dials.
Very nice watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:12 pm 
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I think it is very cool. I would wear it so when people asked I would just say it's a Rolex and wait for the funny looks.
Definitely a cool piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Help to identify please
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old style, vintage, valuable for collection!


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