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Rolex 3660

Post by smellody » June 23rd 2020, 4:05pm

My 1936 3660 just back from a full service.

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At 33.4mm (wears more like a 36mm Datejust or my 37mm 6205 or 5508) I believe the 3660 with its center second was Rolex's counterpart to the Omega Medicus. (Thank you Bloke for identifying that connection.)

Lovely borrowed photo of the Omega Medicus:
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The center second was all the rage in thr mid 30's. Here is a Rolex ad from the mid 30's noting the center second.and it's intended application.

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Here are some additional pics from the service:

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This watch sat in the drawer of my watchmaker's mentor and teacher since the 1960's. My watchmaker acquired it a couple of years ago and offered it to me.

I believe the configuration and size of the watch to be designed for a physician. To that end, dare I say this was an early tool watch?

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Rolex 3660

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » June 23rd 2020, 5:03pm

Erection-inducing kind of awesome. And yet again, I need a new zipper for my jeans.
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Re: Rolex 3660

Post by conjurer » June 23rd 2020, 6:48pm

smellody wrote:
June 23rd 2020, 6:21pm
Thanks 3everyone I think it is pretty cool. Almost as old as Foghorn.
Nah. It's not that fucking old. Looks swell, though.
My little brain can't even comprehend how deep that is.

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Re: Rolex 3660

Post by TemerityB » June 23rd 2020, 6:53pm

Such an amazing collection. Truly tremendous. Big props on your new/old acquisition.
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