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What is the deal with Open 6s and 9s?

Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by Drive550PFB, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Drive550PFB

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    I have a 1988 Datejust, and it has "open 6s and 9s." I never paid it much attention, but recently a guy told me that this was something of note. Can anybody enlighten me?
     
  2. vraa

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    It's a vintage rolex font
     
  3. Drive550PFB

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    I will never sell the watch because I received it from my parents when I graduated Law School. But, does this font make it any more valuable?
     
  4. dstacy

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    Period correct for a vintage piece and sought after by collectors. Worth more? Only to nutty vintage collectors. (guilty as charged)
     
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    Wait until someone starts talking about “flat top 3’s” or “hooked 7’s”.
     
  6. Drive550PFB

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    LOL. Hard to think of a 30 year old watch as "vintage."

    In my hometown--very small town--a jewelry store was closing after about 70 years in business (this was about 10 years ago).

    My mom went in to the store, as he was selling things at a discount. Knowing I am watch fan, my mom spotted a nice gold watch. A Hamilton 14K gold with gator band. The store owner told her it had been in the store since 1941, and it was priced at $7, which was its original price. My mom bought it and gave it to me. Original box, band, papers and price sticker. I changed out the band to keep the original but I love wearing that watch, even though it is a cheap Hamilton. I turned down $1500 for it from a local Rolex dealer, when I wore it into the store.
     
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    Oh man! An original gold Hamilton? (groan)
     
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    Someone mention flat top 3s?

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  11. Drive550PFB

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    Never noticed that before.
     

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