While some on tz-uk are a little fed up with "Rolex overload," the title of this thread should have stopped them joining us here. I thought anyone else might like to see some recent acquisitions that I've just posted on a more specialist forum.
"Among a sea of mainstream Oyster Perpetuals these little pearls have so far joined me in 2017, all full sets except the 6536/1 :
The 1655 is a Mark IV dial, identifiable by the combination of T SWISS <25 T text at the bottom and this distinctive E at the start of EXPLORER :
LVs seem to have gone bananas and one rarely sees them these days, so it was time to pick one up. If an earlier specimen crosses my path then I will probably (mirabile dictu!) sell one.
I've had a couple of 6263s and a 3-colour Paul Newman before. The latter did nothing for me, but I regretted not having a simpler Cosmograph dial in the mix. This 3.6m example from 1976 is not quite as I would like, came from a professional soccer player (which excites me not one iota), but has a pleasing set :
Sadly a service dial and bezel on the 6536/1, which is a 200,000 case number from early 1957 :
...but it was the right price and I do already have one with original dial and red triangle bezel to console me :
I shall not bother to post pictures of the sparkling after-set tat which polluted the same air-space!