Wow! That is pretty cool! It’s in great condition...and a complete set. [nt]

May 30, 2020,16:02 PM
 

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Congratulations !...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 30th, 2020-12:38
It’s a no brainier 👏 👏👏

Thanks Capt [nt]

 
 By: Horology75 : May 30th, 2020-13:46

My pleasure 🙏 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 30th, 2020-14:16

Great find

 
 By: Jurry : May 30th, 2020-13:02
Just one question though: did they use rose gold in the 6o ties? I thought only yellow gold? Probably my ignorance. I also like the place it was originally sold: close by Jeddah

Yes.

 
 By: kjell_watchmaker : May 31st, 2020-01:24
My daily beater is a 1601 steel/red gold from the early 70´s, bought in Dubai. (I guess the Middle East market was better for red gold than the European). - Funny side-comment, the service manager at one of the Norwegian Rolex dealers claimed he had never... 

Interesting is also that

 
 By: kjell_watchmaker : May 31st, 2020-01:40
the hour indexes and the hands are yellow gold. ...  

Glad tintend I wasn’t the only one

 
 By: Jurry : May 31st, 2020-09:31
And good to know. By the way the papers said it was sold in Jeddah.

Thanks Boss [nt]

 
 By: Horology75 : May 30th, 2020-13:36

Two

 
 By: Jurry : May 31st, 2020-09:32
We have two of those datejust bicolor with complete papers box the whole thing. Not for sale though haha

Thanks Bill [nt]

 
 By: Horology75 : May 30th, 2020-13:34

This is an extremely rare model.

 
 By: kjell_watchmaker : May 31st, 2020-01:29
Rolex does not officially confirm production figures - but according to a so-called "well informed source" the ratio of all steel steel/yellow gold to steel/red gold was supposed to be somewhat 18.000 to 1 up to the modern models when red gold became real... 

Amazing what $450 was worth in those days!

 
 By: maroufios : May 31st, 2020-01:52
The cheapest Rolex today goes for 10x more. A dollar in 1960 is worth about 8.66 today. Think a similar priced Rolex would be worth around USD 10k new today (vs USD 3,865 for a purely CPI driven price increase).

great find...that receipt with hand written details - a piece to behold from the past !

 
 By: mahesh : May 31st, 2020-02:48
well captured, enjoy in good health. Best, mahesh.,

Thank you . Luckily all my recent 5 purchases are with complete provenance . Modern classic and Vintage ...

 
 By: Horology75 : May 31st, 2020-02:59
I purely bought them to invest and hold value as we have a huge currency devaluation issue and economic chaos in our country . Air King 14000, Rolex 168000, Rolex 1601, Rolex 1660 and even 18038..