Vintage Rolex Box and Papers: What I have and what I miss.

Oct 10, 2018,02:40 AM

While visiting my hard disc, I fell on pictures featuring some of my vintage Rolex watches with box and papers. Not that owning a full set the most important thing, when it comes to vintage, as a nice watch is everything, but it is a plus which is quite rewarding and a pleasant " bonus ". 

So, I started to make an inventory, and to check what I have and what I miss. 


6542: I have the certificate and the warranty, I miss the tough to find box and the booklet. 

1675 Gilt Argentinian: Almost full set, I only miss the calendar, the red seal and the tag.

1675 Matte Dial: I miss the calendar and the booklet from 1978. 

Submariner: 1680 Red. I miss the calendar ( 1973 ) and the price tag.

16660 Sea Dweller: I only miss the calendar ( 1983 ).

Daytona 16520: This one is complete!



I miss the price tag, the red seal and the calendar ( 1957 ) :

16550: I only miss the price tag.

Of course my modern Rolex come with box and papers and I don't mention them here as we are talking about VINTAGE. I just realized that I have a small majority of vintage Rolex which come, at least with their box and papers, even if most of them are not totally full set. 

That doesn't mean that I am looking for full set only, as the watch is more important than the package, as previously said. For example, my 1675 chocolate dial is one of my favorite, and it doesn't come with the set.

But when I have the box and the papers, I also realized that I wanted to go further and the closer possible to the full set... Funny. Is it normal? 

What do you think? 


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Well, perfectionniste.

 By: tactictac : October 10th, 2018-03:04
Regarde les MP.

;) I will. Merci! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 10th, 2018-03:05

Well done Nico!!

 By: sham1 : October 10th, 2018-04:06
I seldom understand why vintage watches do not have its original box and papers so it is magical to see someone keeping everything in order. Watches for me are my most prized possessions even when compared to my car or property. The watch itself is import... 

There is a saying

 By: sham1 : October 10th, 2018-04:35
that we should not be a slave to our possessions but I beg to differ because some of of possessions actually provide us more pleasure than most other past times

How true is that! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 10th, 2018-04:35

I very much like to have the box and papers with the watch. And from the mid 60`s and onwards many boxes and tags can still be found if missing. But they are so expensive -

 By: Ron_W : October 10th, 2018-04:58
i saw an Omega Mooncrater box sell for eu 1.300,- - that it takes away to much from the watch budget.

He he he... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 10th, 2018-14:34

Fantastic collection..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 10th, 2018-14:00
thank you for being so generous in sharing them with us.

I agree. The watch is more important but if the rest is available

 By: Hulk : October 10th, 2018-14:35
It's icing on the cake. Below is what made me take the plunge. But for me the reason for the watch was more important, the watch matched my birth year, quarter stamp and serial numbers, the rest was just a bonus. I'd love to get a double red 1665 full set...  

I think it is normal

 By: stabilizer : October 10th, 2018-21:58
But also fully agree the watch alone, has full merit in my book, for what it is. Should not be discounted.

Rolex is a story

 By: Weems@8 : October 11th, 2018-13:37
Not only a gimick to prove taste, but a real awareness. I see them on pictures, nice. When spotting in reality this is a very watchbrand on it’s own. Great, i will focus on milgauss and Celini’s.