Picked up this old thing today ....

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Picked up this old thing today ....

Post by slashd0t » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:24 pm

1972 Rolex 5513... Bought from the original owner who literally kept everything including the original receipt (he paid $178 for it) and all of the service work over the last 40ish years. He said he wore this every day for the last 40 years and was an avid diver in the early 70's, which is why he bought it. Had a great lunch with him today as he shared his life stories with this piece.

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Post by nweash » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:27 pm

That's amazing!

Did he say what made him want to sell it?
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Post by Captdave » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:27 pm

That's a great pick up and how cool to have it from the original owner who used like the tool watch it was designed to be.

Congrats on the great addition to you collection.
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Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:27 pm

oh. shit.



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Post by slashd0t » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:31 pm

nweash wrote:That's amazing!

Did he say what made him want to sell it?

He just didn't wear it anymore.. He said for the last couple years he just had little desire to wear a watch anymore.. He had it serviced by Rolex back in 2012 because he wanted to take up diving again .. Pretty awesome he told Rolex not to change out the hands/dial etc.

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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:31 pm

Epic find. Congrats!

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Post by slashd0t » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:34 pm

Captdave wrote:That's a great pick up and how cool to have it from the original owner who used like the tool watch it was designed to be.

Congrats on the great addition to you collection.

Thanks! This was my thoughts exactly... It was awesome to find a piece that was used as it was intended.. He even gave me a picture of it under water :shock:

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Post by BacoNoir » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:35 pm

Amazing find. How'd you connect with him?
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Post by slashd0t » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:37 pm

BacoNoir wrote:Amazing find. How'd you connect with him?
Local classified ads! He responded to my WTB ad for a Rolex 5513 ... Can't believe that actually worked!

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Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:38 pm

Damn.
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:50 pm

slashd0t wrote:
BacoNoir wrote:Amazing find. How'd you connect with him?
Local classified ads! He responded to my WTB ad for a Rolex 5513 ... Can't believe that actually worked!
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:02 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
slashd0t wrote:
BacoNoir wrote:Amazing find. How'd you connect with him?
Local classified ads! He responded to my WTB ad for a Rolex 5513 ... Can't believe that actually worked!
all i ever get is VD :crybaby:
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:30 pm

slashd0t wrote:
BacoNoir wrote:Amazing find. How'd you connect with him?
Local classified ads! He responded to my WTB ad for a Rolex 5513 ... Can't believe that actually worked!
Unbelievable. Good job!
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:41 pm

i would still be blowing this old mofo to pay for this watch

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Post by Seppia » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:48 am

What a great story, awesome catch

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Post by dukerules » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:50 am

Yeah, as said, that is extremely cool all around.

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Post by giosdad » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:05 am

Amazing find and story behind it.

I have always wanted to pick up a piece like this from the original owner in a non-traditional way. I never thought of local classified ads.

I am not asking for the actual sale price but how was the price arrived at? Did the seller have an idea of current value? Is the deal you got as amazing as the watch itself?
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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:29 am

That's the way to buy these. Congrats

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Post by unixshrk » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:40 am

Wow. Thats outstanding

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Post by jimyritz » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:44 am

slashd0t wrote:
BacoNoir wrote:Amazing find. How'd you connect with him?
Local classified ads! He responded to my WTB ad for a Rolex 5513 ... Can't believe that actually worked!
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That's awesome Jamie.....old school with the classifieds....

Congrats :headbang:

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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:56 am

Just wow. Can't believe he parted with something like that.

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Post by slashd0t » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:25 am

giosdad wrote:Amazing find and story behind it.

I have always wanted to pick up a piece like this from the original owner in a non-traditional way. I never thought of local classified ads.

I am not asking for the actual sale price but how was the price arrived at? Did the seller have an idea of current value? Is the deal you got as amazing as the watch itself?

He did a bit of research to find out roughly what it was worth and asked me to offer him a fair price. I think I paid him a fair price for it.



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Post by BSears » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:30 am

This. Is. Awesome. Seriously, I can't believe you scored that with a WTB in local classifieds! I would have never thought of that. I bet he had some great stories, too. This will be a nominee for watch find of the year. :clap:
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Post by greenlightning » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:38 am

Outstanding. I once tried to buy a beat to hell 6309 off of a drunken fisherman at the beer store. He got weirded out and told me to get bent.

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Post by hobbit712 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:39 am

Pretty amazing story! Congrats on this awesome find!
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