Post by Nicko on Aug 30, 2016 15:26:57 GMT -6
This is a damn cool watch, nothing like a Sub mind you, it's in a completely different league. For starters it's old as hell, 1st quarter 1957 to be exact-never had a Rolex this old before, so it's got it's little quirks. It's a bit out of COSC specs, although the seller claimed it was recently serviced, but honestly I can live with 10 seconds a day, it doesn't bother me. The date wheel shows a little sliver of the previous date, but I imagine in 1957 when this watch was relatively inexpensive it didn't matter too much. Yeah, it's got patina, but the beauty of this watch is that it hasn't been touched and I don't believe it has been fussed with nor in a collection so that's a plus-I'd much rather have an uncleaned and what appears to be relatively unpolished example than something over polished and pristine that's been through several internet collections. I honestly love the sword hands, you don't know how difficult it was to find one that didn't have the hands replaced, quite difficult. I love the roulette date wheel, freaking awesome, can't wait for a red letter day to stare at it, although I like the black as well. I believe I got a decent deal on the piece, I threw a low ball offer and he more or less took it, this saving me a good grand which I in turn invested in a nice bracelet, wanted a 7206, but prices on these sh*tty pieces of tin have gone through the roof lately, people are asking ridiculous prices, upwards of 1500 for even a stretched out example, sorry, too much to pay, that and they look better on a jubilee I think. Size comparison to a 40mm Sub the Datejust holds its. Own, although anything smaller I don't this I'd like to wear. And last but not least, the bloody crown lines up! Who could ask for more. A rare bird this 6605, I love it.