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Vintage Rolex Box and Papers: What I have and what I miss.

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While visiting my hard disc, I fell on pictures featuring some of my vintage Rolex watches with box and papers. Not that owning a full set the most important thing, when it comes to vintage, as a nice watch is everything, but it is a plus which is quite rewarding and a pleasant " bonus ". 

So, I started to make an inventory, and to check what I have and what I miss. 

GMT MASTER: 

6542: I have the certificate and the warranty, I miss the tough to find box and the booklet. 

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1675 Gilt Argentinian: Almost full set, I only miss the calendar, the red seal and the tag.

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1675 Matte Dial: I miss the calendar and the booklet from 1978. 

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Submariner: 1680 Red. I miss the calendar ( 1973 ) and the price tag.

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16660 Sea Dweller: I only miss the calendar ( 1983 ).

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Daytona 16520: This one is complete!

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Explorer: 

6610: 

I miss the price tag, the red seal and the calendar ( 1957 ) :

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16550: I only miss the price tag.

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Of course my modern Rolex come with box and papers and I don't mention them here as we are talking about VINTAGE. I just realized that I have a small majority of vintage Rolex which come, at least with their box and papers, even if most of them are not totally full set. 

That doesn't mean that I am looking for full set only, as the watch is more important than the package, as previously said. For example, my 1675 chocolate dial is one of my favorite, and it doesn't come with the set.

But when I have the box and the papers, I also realized that I wanted to go further and the closer possible to the full set... Funny. Is it normal? 

What do you think? 

Nicolas
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tactictac October 10th, 2018-03:04
Well, perfectionniste. Regarde les MP.
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amanico October 10th, 2018-03:05
;) I will. Merci!  
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Walter October 10th, 2018-03:14
What a nice collection, congrats. The Creamy Explorer is the best what i have seen, increditbel !  Is it normal? What is normal?
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amanico October 10th, 2018-03:15
Gracias, Walter. It is another way to consolidate your collection.  
sham1 October 10th, 2018-04:06
Well done Nico!! I seldom understand why vintage watches do not have its original box and papers so it is magical to see someone keeping everything in order. Watches for me are my most prized possessions even when compared to my car or property. The watch itself is import... 
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amanico October 10th, 2018-04:21
My collection is far from being so huge... But I know that feeling. I take great care of my watches, as it is our responsability, as owners, to preserve them. Thanks for your input, Sham.  
sham1 October 10th, 2018-04:35
There is a saying that we should not be a slave to our possessions but I beg to differ because some of of possessions actually provide us more pleasure than most other past times
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amanico October 10th, 2018-04:35
How true is that!  
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Ron_W October 10th, 2018-04:58
I very much like to have the box and papers with the watch. And from the mid 60`s and onwards many boxes and tags can still be found if missing. But they are so expensive - i saw an Omega Mooncrater box sell for eu 1.300,- - that it takes away to much from the watch budget.
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amanico October 10th, 2018-08:46
Very valid points you are making. Yes, it is becoming a very expensive game. Add the service costs of our beloved tic tacs, and the watch budget is eaten in an important way.  
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