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2 months ago
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Found my brother and grandfather’s watch.

r/teenagers - Found my brother and grandfather’s watch.
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What does it cost? Just asking

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If its old and real it can be very expensive, they get more expensive with age, they dont even need to be old because rolex are so hard to get

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· 2 mo. ago
16

15k probably

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Probably about 6k USD

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· 2 mo. ago

How the fuck would they even know that? They literally just found it in a dresser. Jesus kids are fucking stupid

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Op · 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago
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Before it was my brother’s watch, it was my grandfather’s. It’s a bit scratched, but I don’t mind, reminds me of my brother, especially because it was under a bag of cat treats in his dresser, and not in his safe. I miss him, but when I graduate, I’ll wear it, just to remind me of 2 of the most influential people in my life.

Edit: I just put it on, and it fits my wrist perfectly.

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· 2 mo. ago
15

That's really cool. Keep it in the family.

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· 2 mo. ago
15

A beautiful memorial.

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· 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago

Looking at the dial it appears to be a Datejust reference: 16233. Nice to see your brother and grandfather kept the original box, and if the certificate is there too it will be worth around 15% more with that combination.

If you’re thinking of taking it in for a service with Rolex it will come back like a new watch as they also polish everything alongside servicing the mechanical movement. In the uk they go for around 5 - 8 thousand pounds (depending on condition, papers etc)

One thing to note though is that vintage Rolex collectors prefer timepieces in original unrestored condition, as in never polished by Rolex, so if it has never been done before I would leave it as is, as it will devalue it. Check the box for a service card which may give you some clues. You can also tell Rolex not to polish and service the movement only if that is what you want.

A lovely watch, keep it and treasure it forever as it transcends fashion.

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· 2 mo. ago
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I suggest you go get it serviced if it hasn't been used in a while, fully mechanical watches require some attention.

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Be careful with that watch. Only wear on special occasions. As soon as some people see a Rolex they get it in their heads to do a steal. My BIL lost his Rolex in a mugging, never got it back ☹️

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isn’t that crazy how body measurements are almost exact with next generations? i took my grandparents slippers (they were brand new tho) and they fit like a glove.

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What happend to your brother ?

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· 2 mo. ago
16

Really amazing piece, hold on to it forever.

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Hi.that is a touching story. You are a down to earth girl that respects memories that are 😊 happy ones you cherish. Thanks for sharing your feelings .take care

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sell it for crack

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· 2 mo. ago
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