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Rolex Cal 1560

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I have been given a Rolex with a 1560 movement which is running 12 mins fast an hour.

I am firstly going to demagnetize it and check it's running from there, does anyone have experience of this movement and what to look for?

I am going to service it ...... very slowly ...... and give the case and strap a good overhaul.

This is my first venture into a Rolex, so it's a bit of a learning curve.

Any help greatly appreciated..... :)

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Nice job, Keith (Legarm). Looking good and amazingly clean!...and the hands are not too bad.  If you are not happy with them you can always refinish/relume 'em. I don't think it should disrupt the over all looks of the watch by doing it. I usually, if painting is also needed, use Testors paint. The lume I get from ofrei which is, according to other people, the best so far. All that said, I don't know if I want to do that to this nice Rolex though. Love to see the cased movement!

 

Cheers,

 

Bob

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Love to see the cased movement!

 

 

Thanks Bob.

Hope to re-case it tomorrow. Have got a bit of work to do on the bracelet as it has had the wrong diameter spring bars fitted in the past and the end pieces have become distorted.

I shall post pics of my final effort, as soon as it's complete.

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Well, here it is, finished. Bracelet fixed and no longer flapping about at the lugs.

I don't know if any one knows a fix for the Bezel as it is nigh on impossible to turn. I have installed it with the plate that was on there originally as it looked new. Take the plate away and it's too loose.

Anyway pics as promised.

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From gaining 8 hrs a day , I'v got it to 10secs which will do for me. Mind you this is nearly 50 years old so it's not too bad.

 

 

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My favourite watch in the whole wide world & I have one too. This is the 1675 PCG (Pointed Crown Guard) or 'corning' quite a sort after model with the horned crown guards, small GMT hand and chapter ring dial. It is a early 1960's model.

 

Problem is the bracelet is wrong for this model, should be on a rivet or jubilee. None the less, a cracking watch and a cracking job you've done on it.

 

Nice one!

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Hi Keith, I had a problem with a couple of Seiko divers. Although they are no Rolex, they use a similar ring. On one, I put some silicon grease all over the friction surfaces and it started moving properly. The other one had the wrong crystal -- too high -- so I had to install a new, lower one (2.5mm to 2.00 mm ). Maybe a fix of this sort may work?

Cheers,

Bob

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