Vintage watches

Apr 14, 2008,00:39 AM

Selection of 1930's Rolex Prince.

1930s Prince.. :  )

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Vintage Rolex

 By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-00:49
Vintage 1950s bubbleback Rolex with8 Rolex Crowns on the dial......  


 By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-01:03

Rolex Sports

 By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-01:09

I love your Daytonas, and...

 By: barbejatlobo : April 14th, 2008-12:28

Wow [nt]

 By: aperna : April 22nd, 2020-06:35

Wow, Max...

 By: amanico : April 14th, 2008-03:06

Great collection Max.

 By: Krieng : April 14th, 2008-06:55

Vintage Rolex Bubbleback & Prince

 By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-20:34
Thanks for your kind words! Been collecting vintage watches since 1988. Times flies, almost 20 years and I am getting Old! The Rolex Prince & Bubblebacks used to be very popular :?? Left to Right: Patek Philiipe 0990, Prince Straight, Two Tone Prince Bran...  

Vintage 1930s Rolex Prince

 By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-20:43
I really like the old advertisement showing the product shots : ) I was offered a rolex Prince Jump hour in 1988...but I couldn't afford : (...  


 By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-20:49
Regret selling the Rolex 1016 & 5504 to my friends.....  


 By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-22:47

Rolex Bubblebacks

 By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-22:51
One of my favourite bubblebacks..Different sizes, materials and dials. : )...  

Rolex Big Bubbleback & Semi bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-23:16
Semi Bubbleback...  

Rolex bubbleback closed up

 By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-23:20

Rolex bubbleback closed up 2

 By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-23:21

Vintage Rolex

 By: maxbliss888 : April 18th, 2008-05:48

some collection ...

 By: JustTime : March 7th, 2011-06:15

Vintage sports models

 By: maxbliss888 : July 2nd, 2008-07:30

Max, may I have c loser look to this old Blue and Red GMT?

 By: amanico : July 2nd, 2008-07:33
Which looks like a 6542? Nice trio there. What is the other sub? I don't see it very well... Best. Nicolas

Vintage Sports

 By: maxbliss888 : July 2nd, 2008-17:29
The submariner is a 6536/1 from 1957.. : )

Vintage Rolex Red Sub

 By: maxbliss888 : December 2nd, 2008-23:31

Rolex Explorer II (different period and different dials)

 By: maxbliss888 : December 2nd, 2008-23:38
There are slight difference in the shape of the crown with the earlier one having "rounder" crown and later narrower one.....  

Very nice pair, Max!

 By: amanico : December 2nd, 2008-23:41
Wow, 2 1655! You're a lucky guy! Thanks for sharing this nice pair. Are you olny collecting Rolex Watches? Best. Nicolas

Rolex Red Submariner

 By: maxbliss888 : March 9th, 2009-01:34
Just bought the stanless steel bracelt from The Rolex Center.....  

Rolex 6542

 By: maxbliss888 : March 10th, 2009-02:15
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Group Photos

 By: maxbliss888 : March 10th, 2009-17:48
Can anyone please teach me how to take photos of the watch without reflections? Sometime, I am able to get shoot of the dial but sometimes, it has lots of reflections?...  

Rolex 5513 gilt dial sub.

 By: maxbliss888 : November 4th, 2009-18:54

5513 gilt

 By: maxbliss888 : November 17th, 2009-21:41

Rolex 6542

 By: maxbliss888 : March 8th, 2010-22:54

Rolex 6062

 By: maxbliss888 : March 8th, 2010-23:46
Rolex 6062 This message has been edited by maxbliss888 on 2010-03-08 23:47:47...  

Gosh, what a collection!!!!! [nt]

 By: KC74 : March 7th, 2011-21:33
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Rolex hooded bubblebacks

 By: maxbliss888 : May 1st, 2015-02:47

Rolex 8171

 By: maxbliss888 : April 2nd, 2012-21:58
Just found this steel Rolex 8171 Moonphase : )...  

Some observations....

 By: Baron - Mr Red : April 3rd, 2012-00:39
1) You appear to be the type of obsessive individual I like. Why haven't we met? 2) Please tell me you are British. 3) Absolutely stunning set of watches....I love them. Fantastic. What a great way to start the day that post and see those watc... 

Well... that´s what I would call an "specialized" collection!...

 By: Subexplorer : April 3rd, 2012-12:09
... Wow, I´m really impressed! That´s an awesome collection, with many examples which tryly deserve an special presentation with much detailed photography! I specially love that Padellone, and 6062 triple calendar! Well not to mention the Prices and... Ok... 


 By: maxbliss888 : April 4th, 2012-09:00
Thanks for your kind words. I am from Singapore and I have stated to collect vintage watches since 1988. During the early days, vintage watches are not expensive as many collectors focus on painting, porcelain and other real antiques. As such, I was able ... 

Rolex 8171

 By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2012-08:08

Rolex 8171 & big bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2012-08:15

Rolex &PP

 By: maxbliss888 : July 15th, 2012-17:34

Rolex Explorer 2 cream 16550

 By: maxbliss888 : July 21st, 2012-00:41

Rolex cream

 By: maxbliss888 : July 21st, 2012-00:42


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 By: xiaobiaomi : March 11th, 2013-11:10
Thanks for sharing, great collection, these princes and pateks are breathtaking.

This is my only...

 By: Emil Wojcik : March 11th, 2013-12:52
...vintage Rolex. 1941 Bubbleback: Well, I also have this 1980s Datejust that I don't think is quite old enough yet to classify as "vintage": And you can still see the family resemblance: ...  


 By: maxbliss888 : March 11th, 2013-23:28
Nice bubbleback with the rare subsidiary seconds.. : )

Rolex Prince Repair

 By: gaquist : March 12th, 2013-23:12
Does anyone know where I can send a 1934 Rolex Prince to be overhauled in the U.S.? My home is in Southern California. Probably easier to find service in the U.K. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks !

Rolex Prince

 By: maxbliss888 : March 31st, 2013-04:37
Sorry, I only know watch maker in Hong Kong... Just found a steel Prince.. ...  

Rolex Octagonal

 By: maxbliss888 : March 31st, 2013-04:40


 By: maxbliss888 : April 26th, 2013-02:29

Are you having fun? [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : April 26th, 2013-02:34


 By: maxbliss888 : April 26th, 2013-12:37
The newly renovated hall looks great! I was expecting to have a new Rolex Daytona but the changes are too subtle and small. Went to visit smaller brands such as Glycine airman watch as well as the independence watch makers were fun!

Baselworld 2013

 By: maxbliss888 : April 27th, 2013-13:22

Rolex Prince

 By: maxbliss888 : May 12th, 2013-09:17

Rolex 1655 and 6542

 By: maxbliss888 : May 12th, 2013-09:27

Sports gathering

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 By: Baron - Mr Red : June 13th, 2013-23:30
You have an extensive and wonderful collection of vintage Rolex. It would be fantastic if you would tell us about the journey you have been on in this collection. What particular watches you have come to love and why? It would be fascinating to hear.

Rolex journey

 By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2013-07:23
My favourite watches are the Rolex Prince and the bubbleback from the early period. During the late 80s-90s, the Rolex sports watches were worthless and many collectors were going for the real vintage pieces. During weekend, we would gather at the old cof... 

Rolex explorer 5500

 By: maxbliss888 : April 4th, 2014-10:22
Small brother of the Explorer 1016 ...  

Rolex explorer

 By: maxbliss888 : June 10th, 2014-08:24

Doctor's watch

 By: maxbliss888 : July 11th, 2013-00:38

Rolex special bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : July 20th, 2013-06:18
I have always love the Rolex bubbleback. This is one of my favourite with 9 crowns instead of 1 with the bombe case This message has been edited by maxbliss888 on 2013-07-20 06:19:52 ...  

Rolex 6610

 By: maxbliss888 : July 24th, 2013-06:50

Rolex 6556 Tru Beat

 By: maxbliss888 : July 26th, 2013-23:17

Rolex 6556 & 6610

 By: maxbliss888 : July 27th, 2013-04:46

Rolex vintage

 By: maxbliss888 : July 27th, 2013-04:47
Thanks! Really love these vintage pieces

Rolex Tru Beat

 By: maxbliss888 : July 28th, 2013-02:20

Rolex Tru Beat movement

 By: maxbliss888 : July 30th, 2013-19:56


 By: maxbliss888 : July 30th, 2013-20:58

Rolex Explorers + 6556 trubeat

 By: maxbliss888 : August 24th, 2013-09:07
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 By: maxbliss888 : November 3rd, 2013-01:20

Rolex 1675

 By: maxbliss888 : November 5th, 2013-06:17
1964... ...  


 By: maxbliss888 : November 22nd, 2013-05:10

Rolex 1675 Gilt

 By: maxbliss888 : November 22nd, 2013-05:16

1016 gilt

 By: maxbliss888 : December 1st, 2013-23:53

Embossed wording

 By: maxbliss888 : December 1st, 2013-23:55


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 By: maxbliss888 : December 6th, 2013-23:02

Rolex 1016 gilt

 By: maxbliss888 : December 7th, 2013-02:47
Thanks! ...  

Like a mirror! Impressive.

 By: amanico : December 7th, 2013-02:49

Rolex 1016

 By: maxbliss888 : December 7th, 2013-08:36

Boating with 1016

 By: maxbliss888 : December 8th, 2013-04:16

Picture perfect! [nt]

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 By: maxbliss888 : December 14th, 2013-02:53

Ranger 1

 By: maxbliss888 : December 14th, 2013-05:15
Yes, it's a Tudor Ranger 1 ...  

Baselworld 2014

 By: maxbliss888 : March 27th, 2014-01:06

Baselworld 2014 Rolex

 By: maxbliss888 : March 27th, 2014-01:11

Rolex explorer 1 ref 5500

 By: maxbliss888 : April 4th, 2014-10:27

Rolex hooded bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : April 25th, 2014-08:09
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That is persistency

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 25th, 2014-09:27
maintaining same post for 6 years Cheers D

Rolex lover

 By: maxbliss888 : April 25th, 2014-20:25
Thanks! Didn't realize that 6 years have passed so quickly as I am still busy trying to formulate my watch collection...haha!

Rolex Bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : April 26th, 2014-04:40
Classic vintage Rolex [url=] [/url] [url=] [/url] [url=] [/url] [url=] [/url] [url=] [/url] ...  

Rolex Explorer 5500

 By: maxbliss888 : May 7th, 2014-05:45
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Rolex 5500

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 By: maxbliss888 : May 7th, 2014-07:00
It's quite tough to take photos with these curved plastic glass.. : )

I know. True! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 7th, 2014-07:02

Rolex 5500 Explorer

 By: maxbliss888 : May 7th, 2014-06:49


 By: maxbliss888 : May 15th, 2014-22:53
Family group photos... ...  

Explorers family

 By: maxbliss888 : May 17th, 2014-18:05
Explorers ...  

Explorers family : )

 By: maxbliss888 : May 18th, 2014-17:54
Thanks! Small family... : )

Vintage Moonphase

 By: maxbliss888 : May 17th, 2014-18:13

Rolex Milgauss

 By: maxbliss888 : June 7th, 2014-20:02


 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-00:44
Thanks for your kind word. Trying to start a small collection of military watches.. : )

WWW military

 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-00:50
Trying to collect the WWW dirty dozen ... Dirty Dozen military watches : Buren Cyma Eterna Grana IWC JLC Lemania Longines Omega Record Timor Vertex

Good luck on the Grana. Tough to find!

 By: amanico : June 8th, 2014-00:54
But great idea! Best, Nicolas

Dirty dozen

 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-00:56
Haha...maybe will be dirty half dozen... : )

The dirty dozen

 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-01:01
Thanks for the encouragement... Will try! 1. JLC 2. IWC 3. Vertex 9 more to go..

Well, the Lemania, the Longines, the Omega are important targets.

 By: amanico : June 8th, 2014-01:03
The Grana, too. In my opinion. Best, Nicolas

Rolex Explorer 1

 By: maxbliss888 : June 15th, 2014-08:08

Vintage Rolex Oyster

 By: maxbliss888 : June 29th, 2014-08:49

Rolex Royal

 By: maxbliss888 : September 27th, 2014-19:59


 By: maxbliss888 : October 12th, 2014-00:56

Rolex 6694 half gold bezel

 By: maxbliss888 : October 12th, 2014-00:55

Rolex 6694

 By: maxbliss888 : October 12th, 2014-06:35

Rolex 16800

 By: maxbliss888 : October 18th, 2014-02:28


 By: maxbliss888 : October 20th, 2014-08:19
thanks! Trying to collect one by one....

Oyster Pioneer

 By: maxbliss888 : November 1st, 2014-23:16
made for the Canadian market ...  


 By: maxbliss888 : December 3rd, 2014-22:54

Rolex 6542

 By: maxbliss888 : January 19th, 2015-17:34
Some of my watches are in Singapore and I am working and living in Bangkok at the moment. Will try to take photos when back Singapore on holiday. Bezel has been replaced : (

Rolex bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : December 3rd, 2014-22:59

Rolex precision

 By: maxbliss888 : December 3rd, 2014-23:01

Rolex Royal

 By: maxbliss888 : January 19th, 2015-17:36

Vintage rolex

 By: maxbliss888 : January 23rd, 2015-07:31
I hope you could pardon this photo ... Even though these vintage Rolexes are not the hot items, it deserves its place in the world of vintage world collection.. With the increasing prices for the Vintage sports models and the emergence of good re conditio...  

Rolex bubblebacks

 By: maxbliss888 : February 28th, 2015-21:53

Rolex hooded bubbleback

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 By: maxbliss888 : March 14th, 2015-08:34
yes, just added another ...  


 By: maxbliss888 : May 1st, 2015-02:48
Just collect one by one... ...  

Rolex hand wind

 By: maxbliss888 : May 1st, 2015-02:57
Under appreciated watches... ...  

Rolex chronometer

 By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2015-20:50
just collect some old watches... : O ...  

Rolex chronometer

 By: maxbliss888 : May 6th, 2015-06:25
its the boy size.. 28mm or 30 mm...

Rolex 1601 steel and Pink gold

 By: maxbliss888 : June 30th, 2015-21:49
I must admit I am not a huge Datejust fan but this pink gold bezel some how has its charm.. ...  

Rolex 1601 & 6424

 By: maxbliss888 : July 11th, 2015-07:09

Rolex bubbleback ...Merry Christmas

 By: maxbliss888 : December 23rd, 2015-23:51
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

 By: maxbliss888 : December 23rd, 2015-23:56
Have a Merry Christamas This message has been edited by maxbliss888 on 2015-12-24 00:15:12 ...  

And to you too! [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : December 24th, 2015-00:30

Hey Max, auguri! [nt]

 By: amanico : December 24th, 2015-00:35

Rolex Bubbleback & Ref 6424

 By: maxbliss888 : April 22nd, 2016-19:25
Rolex bubbleback and 6424 ...  

Two marvels, Max. [nt]

 By: amanico : April 22nd, 2016-22:25

The longest post continues....

 By: : April 23rd, 2016-02:07
Nice watches there sir Julian

Rolex with an Omega

 By: maxbliss888 : May 27th, 2016-09:05
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 By: maxbliss888 : June 7th, 2016-05:52

Rolex chrono

 By: maxbliss888 : June 10th, 2016-06:22

5508 Dial

 By: maxbliss888 : July 7th, 2016-21:38

Rolex 5508 with early T25 dial

 By: maxbliss888 : July 7th, 2016-21:54

seriously dude . start a new post

 By: : July 8th, 2016-00:14
Nice watches though Julian

Last Post

 By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2016-01:06
Yeap, this is the last!

I think it is pretty cool that maxbliss has nurtured this post for eight years. Hats off.

 By: Bill : July 8th, 2016-01:31
The way to enjoy the who post is in picture view. Top right menu when in the post click on the mountain icon next to the magnifier.


 By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2016-01:39
Thanks Bill. In fact, this is one of my FIRST forum site that I have participated, which is why I have sentimental feeling for the tread. With the influx of social media, facebook, instagram etc, sometimes I wonder how many still wants to participate in a... 

Please don't go. The backbone of the site lies in the community members. Eight years of friendship.

 By: Bill : July 8th, 2016-01:48
Do you really want to through it away. Fashions come and go but forums like ours is about people not about material. Every post is put up with passion. It is up to you. Maybe more of Au Revoir "see you later" vs A dieu - Farewell. Bill

Thanks for the support!

 By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2016-02:05
Thanks! I just hope that i dont bore anyone. I must say that the Rolex sport watch prices have gone up to a rediculously high level now compare with many years ago. In those days, most sports watches were affordable. Moreover, watch collecting was easier ... 

It is much more rewarding to hunt the correct ( and nice ) spare parts.

 By: amanico : July 8th, 2016-02:08
Agree on that, Max. Now, there are some impossible missions. I have several friends looking for a good non service 6538 dial... For several years, now. Best! Nicolas

Now I feel really bad- no offence maxbliss

 By: : July 8th, 2016-14:13
don't go.......


 By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2016-01:06
Hi! Thank for your kind words. No offense taken. As long as it's OK to post here, I am glad to continue to share my journey of vintage watch collecting...

Good! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 9th, 2016-01:10


 By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2016-06:28
Times flies! : ) Early Tudor ...  

Late Tudor

 By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2016-07:26
Yes, you are right... Should be late 94010 Tudor... Vintage now

Rolex 5501 Canadian Expolrer

 By: maxbliss888 : September 3rd, 2016-19:24
I was told that this was made for the Canadian market. ...  

Rolex 5501

 By: maxbliss888 : September 4th, 2016-04:01
This is the "dress watch" version of Explorer, smaller in size in 34mm with gold bezel and gold winding crown. The 5500 is the steel version.


 By: maxbliss888 : September 5th, 2016-01:31
There are two kinds.. ...  

Rolex 6083

 By: maxbliss888 : September 10th, 2016-06:50

Rolex trench watch circa 1918

 By: maxbliss888 : October 30th, 2016-23:28
Silver triple case, Front & back screw On trench watch ...  

Rolex 1016 Tropical aged

 By: maxbliss888 : October 30th, 2016-23:35
Aged gracefully.. ...  

Rolex Explorers

 By: maxbliss888 : October 30th, 2016-23:39
Rolex 1016 gilt, 1016 Tropical, 6610, 5500, 5501 with Rolex 16550, 1655 ...  

Wow, the last picture. This is something I am very tempted to do. A collection of

 By: amanico : October 30th, 2016-23:44
Rolex Explorers. A good 6350 with a waffle dial, and a very nice tropical 1016 like yours, that is something I thought about more than once! Best, Nicolas

Rolex Explorer set

 By: maxbliss888 : October 30th, 2016-23:48
I have been trying to do that for a while...still have a few more to go..

Excellent, Max. [nt]

 By: amanico : October 30th, 2016-23:41

Rolex Eaton automatic version from 1963 ref 1011 with Bombe lugs

 By: maxbliss888 : November 9th, 2016-23:33
Made for Eaton Dept store for 25 years service ...  

Tudor Ref 7809 from the 1950s

 By: maxbliss888 : December 6th, 2016-20:42
I am not a Tudor collector. This model ref 7809 using the cal 390 apparently was used in the British North Greenland Expedition of 1952-54. Nice size at 34mm without crown (small by todays standard). ...  

Rolex 6564 gilt

 By: maxbliss888 : December 28th, 2016-19:25
Rolex 6564 from III 1956 using the cal 1030 ...  

Rolex 1803

 By: maxbliss888 : December 28th, 2016-19:28
Rolex 1803 from 1977. Given the escalation of prices for sports modles, these classic models seemed values for money.. ...  

Another nice one, Amico. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 28th, 2016-22:34

Rolex 1601 blue dial

 By: maxbliss888 : January 8th, 2017-18:20
Love the Rolex 1601 in blue dial. Not sure why but seemed like the blue dial during the 1970s tended to have issues.. ...  

+1 [nt]

 By: amanico : January 8th, 2017-22:24

Rolex 1601 Wide Boy

 By: maxbliss888 : February 9th, 2017-23:17

Rolex 6605 Datejust

 By: maxbliss888 : February 25th, 2017-02:11
Early Datejust 6605 ...  

Hello Maxbliss, what a fantastic thread you have been offering us.....

 By: Sandgroper : March 5th, 2017-22:06
Although I have been a WatchProSite member for almost 7 years, I have completely missed this amazing thread until today. Thank you. Kind regards Francois

Thanks for your kind words

 By: maxbliss888 : March 7th, 2017-05:57
This is my small journey in vintage watch collection. Sometimes I bought the wrong things along the way And sometimes good.... Hope you enjoy ..

Rolex 1803 with Chinese day and date

 By: maxbliss888 : March 7th, 2017-17:48


 By: maxbliss888 : March 9th, 2017-01:14
Just plain lucky to find these watches... : )

:) [nt]

 By: Sandgroper : March 10th, 2017-05:02

Tudor 7928/0

 By: maxbliss888 : March 16th, 2017-21:27
I am not a strong Tudor collector but fell in love with this one.. ...  

Rolex 5501 dress Explorer

 By: maxbliss888 : March 20th, 2017-06:15
This dressed Explorer that has been neglected by many.. ...  

Rolex 6298 Pre Explorer

 By: maxbliss888 : March 20th, 2017-06:27
Big semi bubbleback 36mm ...  

My cup of tea. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 20th, 2017-10:19

Rolex 5501 dress watch Explorers

 By: maxbliss888 : March 22nd, 2017-23:31
Twin brothers found each other after being separated for 59 years. Happy reunion ...  

Mesmerising! I reckon you are the great grand son of Mr Hans Wilsdorf.....

 By: Sandgroper : March 22nd, 2017-23:42 live in Geneva and every morning you go down in the Rolex vault and get few watches for your enjoyment LOL!

Rolex 6494 Oysterdate

 By: maxbliss888 : March 30th, 2017-19:02
Happy Friday everyone! This is a heavily aged Oysterdate from the 1950s with a different shades of brown... ...  

Gilt! Very nice indeed!

 By: Sandgroper : March 30th, 2017-23:09
What do you not have dear Max?

Rolex 6104 Big bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : April 19th, 2017-18:21
This is a 36x44mm,14K pink and steel ROLEX Ref 6104 Big Bubbleback oyster OVEVTONE from circa 1952. According to some research about 1000 of these combined ref 6105 and 6104 Ovetone models were made. The ref 6105 model is with the coin/milled engine turne...  

That's interesting, so the size of the Oyster Datejust has been 36mm since 1952 until very recently....

 By: Sandgroper : April 21st, 2017-00:28
...when it jumped to 41mm. This thread is amazing, you are amazing Max! Cheers Francois

Evolution of the Bubbleback & Datejust

 By: maxbliss888 : April 21st, 2017-02:40
Thanks all! There are a few versions of the Rolex bubblebacks ranging from the lady's version, 28mm version (boy size), 30-32mm normal version and 34mm Semi Bubbleback and the big 36mm bubbleback which evolved to become the Datejust, (with the inclusion o... 

A BIG thank you Lord of Rolex...........

 By: Sandgroper : April 21st, 2017-03:28
.....a Grande Collection voyaging with an Immense knowledge Kind regards Francois

Rolex 6104 with Rolex 1600 (smooth bezel)

 By: maxbliss888 : April 23rd, 2017-21:10
Rolex ref 6104 with Rolex ref 1600 smooth bezel from the 1970s, The 1600 is with the sigma "O T SWISS T O" dial, denotes that the markers are made of white or yellow gold. ...  

Rolex old GMT

 By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2017-20:11
My old 6542. The original bezel has been replaced as the old bezel has been broken. Sorry for the old dirty dial. ...  

Rolex 5701 dress watch Explorer with date

 By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2017-20:23
This is a black gilt dress watch version of Explorer 5701 with date made for the Canadian market. ...  

Not sure I would like this 6542 with that dial! What's the point?

 By: Sandgroper : May 2nd, 2017-22:41
The 5701 is much more appealing to me.....Thank you Max for sharing so many of your treasures


 By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2017-23:44
Thanks! The dial is actually looked quite aged. Im looking for a service dial... ...  

Tudor Ranger ref 90220

 By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2017-23:47
Hope you like this Tudor Ranger 90220 ...  

Wow, uber cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 2nd, 2017-23:54

Goo'day Max...I hope you are well.......

 By: Sandgroper : May 18th, 2017-19:56
It is Friday again, I have been used to admire some gems from you collection almost every Friday, I am missing it today Kind regards Francois

Hi! Good morning!

 By: maxbliss888 : May 28th, 2017-18:27
Hi! Been busy lately! Hope you like this Non Sport Rolex 1601 ...  

Rolex 1603 Oman Dial & ZRC

 By: maxbliss888 : July 18th, 2017-01:04
Rolex 1603 with ZRC ...  

Other brands

 By: maxbliss888 : July 19th, 2017-00:35
I have only some other divers and some military watches... I was told that he ZRC watches were used by the French diver and Fireman.. ...  

Possibly longest lasting thread

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : August 3rd, 2017-04:52
in history of internet So cool Don't let go mate Keep it alive Cheers D

Thanks for your kind words!

 By: maxbliss888 : August 3rd, 2017-18:49
Have a great Friday! Rolex 6105 Pink gold bezel ...  

Rolex 5513 Meter First & Rolex 1600

 By: maxbliss888 : August 27th, 2017-18:30

Hello Max, some more!! I like the Submariner 5513, I don't care for the meter first or ft first but I like the fact that it has no date.

 By: Sandgroper : September 4th, 2017-01:20
The 1600 is not bad either, I quite like it too. All the best to you, I hope you are well. Best regards Francois

Rolex 1600 with Rolex 1601

 By: maxbliss888 : September 17th, 2017-17:29
Thanks! Rolex 1600 with Rolex 1601 pink gold bezel , Buckley dial. ...  

Rolex Bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : October 5th, 2017-22:56
Thanks! been busy lately with work. ...  

Rolex bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : October 24th, 2017-23:30
Its a 33mm

Keep on rockin' ;)

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : October 7th, 2017-02:17

Eaton 1/4 century doctor`s watch

 By: maxbliss888 : October 28th, 2017-22:21
Rolex made for Eaton departmental store ...  

Collection of Eaton Quarter Century Club by Rolex

 By: maxbliss888 : November 21st, 2017-16:49
Collection of Eaton Quarter Century Club by Rolex ranging from the early Prince doctor watch style, Bubbleback, Hand wind and automatic. The hardest to find is the Steel bubbleback type ...  

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

 By: maxbliss888 : December 18th, 2017-05:41

Rolex 1603 Bamboo Bezel Datejust & Rose gold bezel datejust

 By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2018-19:28
hi! Everyone! It has been a while! My latest find.. Rose gold bezel Datejust Yellow gold bezel versus rose gold bezel ...  

Rolex 1625 Turn O graph

 By: maxbliss888 : April 22nd, 2018-23:25
ALA as Thunderbird.. ...  


 By: maxbliss888 : May 16th, 2018-22:54
Thanks all for your kind words and support!

Hello Max!

 By: renerod : May 17th, 2018-11:20
I’m very glad to add to the longest live thread in watch collecting history! Cheers! 🍾🥂 I remember when you started posting pictures of your great collection. It was picture and picture and picture behind picture. Everybody was like hey! What’s up with th... 

Hello Rene

 By: maxbliss888 : May 17th, 2018-21:29
Thanks for your kind words! This simple thread started as a way to document my vintage watch collection. I am from Singapore and I have been working and living overseas for the past 20+ years from Vietnam, to Cambodia, to Taiwan to Hong Kong, than to Thai... 

Interesting, Max

 By: renerod : May 18th, 2018-01:52
Your long time point of view as a collector. There is a boom in vintage watch prices. In Mexico, even the poor kept examples, with repainted dials, over polished cases, franken watches, etc etc, have almost tripled in price. And that is too bad because un... 

Hello 2019

 By: maxbliss888 : January 21st, 2019-23:01
Start the new year with a simple a Rolex 6085 semi Bubbleback in rose gold bezel and a Rolex Speedking also in Rose gold bezel .. Rolex 6085 semi Bubbleback in rose gold bezel Rolex Speedking with rose gold bezel ...  

Rolex Bubbleback

 By: maxbliss888 : January 21st, 2019-23:14
Hope you like them.. Rolex Bubbleback Rolex Bubbleback collection ...  

Crazy! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 21st, 2019-23:51

This is one legendary thread

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 22nd, 2019-09:57

Rolex Datejust

 By: maxbliss888 : January 22nd, 2019-15:33
Thanks all!! Hope everyone is health and happy! ...  

Rolex Doctor's watch versus Longines

 By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2019-17:41

Rolex Turn O Graph

 By: maxbliss888 : February 21st, 2019-05:59
Rolex Turn O Graph ref 1625 Rolex 6609 & 1625. Under rated quasi "sports" models... ...  

Max strikes again! :-)

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 21st, 2019-07:39
Cheers mate 11 years and counting!

Rolex Cushion watch

 By: maxbliss888 : September 14th, 2019-06:09
Rolex Skyrocket was produced for Canadian soldiers going overseas in WW2 and was marketed towards fighter pilot ...  

Rolex 1601

 By: maxbliss888 : September 21st, 2019-22:27
Gold 1601 with so called ghost dial ghost dial ...  

Cool one. A new addition? [nt]

 By: amanico : September 21st, 2019-22:30


 By: maxbliss888 : September 21st, 2019-22:32
Yes, just found it from a collector yesterday...

Auguri, Max! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 21st, 2019-22:34

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

 By: maxbliss888 : January 1st, 2020-03:51

Rolex 1601

 By: maxbliss888 : January 1st, 2020-04:12

Rolex Reference 1008 Zephyr

 By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2020-20:15
The Rolex Zephyr must be one of the underrated and under valued Rolex (together with the Rolex Turn O graph 6609, 1625). It has its unique dial quartered by two perpendicular lines and a particular fluted bezel. There are no metal markers and instead, the...  

Rolex Viceroy reference 3559

 By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2020-20:34
The Viceroy ref 3359 with Pink gold bezel and crown is one of the more unusual vintage Rolex watches simply because the Oyster case is so unique in appearance with a stepped flat top case. It has a similar movement as the Rolex Speedking. It comes in stai...  

Hello Max

 By: renerod : February 9th, 2020-12:35
What is the other reference at the right in your third picture? Looks great! René

Reference at the Right

 By: maxbliss888 : April 8th, 2020-18:51
Hi! Its a Rolex Speedking with pink gold bezel..

Rolex Zephyr

 By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2020-23:06
Thanks! Have a great day ahead!

Rolex Ref 1008 Zephyr

 By: maxbliss888 : April 8th, 2020-18:53
Hi! Take care everyone during this period of Covid 19.. Rolex 1008 Zephyr in silver dail & Black ...  

Rolex Zephyr

 By: maxbliss888 : April 22nd, 2020-06:47
Yes. It’s a strange model in a way. Hope you like this combined images ...  

Take care everyone and stay safe

 By: maxbliss888 : April 22nd, 2020-06:48

Rolex Prince Ref 1587

 By: maxbliss888 : May 21st, 2020-04:32
Finally managed to find it after 32 years of waiting and searching... Take care everyone! ...  

What a beautiful finding Max!

 By: renerod : June 1st, 2020-10:23
I love this watches from old times, and they wear so elegant! Best and congrats! René


 By: maxbliss888 : June 5th, 2020-06:43

Vintage watches

 By: maxbliss888 : June 5th, 2020-06:42
Thanks,, 😊

Vintage Tudor ref 7934

 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-06:10
I was told that the Tudor 7934 handwind watch was made for the Middle East market. Tudor 7934 Rolex Ref 1008 Zephyr, Prince Jump Hour, Tudor 7934 ...  


 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-22:23
There was one at the following link;

Tudor Special dials

 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-22:28
These Tudors come in two sizes : Tudor ref 7803 smaller 31mm and the Tudor ref 7934 in 34mm In addition, it comes in Red, Green and Blue and two kind of textures dials (flat and honeycomb dial) Below is my friend Gary's collections showing two sizes and 3...  

Vintage Tudor watch Made for Middle East

 By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-22:43
For those who loves the Middle East market edition watches, here is another Tudor made for Saudi Arabia with the dial showing the map of Saudi Arabia plus with markers using the local language writings. This is another boy size watch using case by Rolex a...  


 By: maxbliss888 : June 9th, 2020-16:44
Thank you very much!

Rolex 1607

 By: maxbliss888 : June 26th, 2020-23:22
There are many versions of the Rolex Datejust and this is a reference, 1607, characterized by a “bark” finish on the beze. ...