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1949 S/S & Gold Rolex Oyster Zephyr

A mint and rare condition stainless steel and gold mens Rolex Oyster Zephyr wrist watch, fully serviced, overhauled and keeping excellent time and guaranteed to be an authentic Rolex wrist watch. The watch with case number 6582, movement number 664,xxx and is a self-winding chronometer movement, and the watch dating to late 1949. The watch with a silver dial, new leather watch band and its presentation box. The watch has just been fully overhauled and cleaned by my watch-maker and is keeping excellent time.This watch is guaranteed to be a genuine Swiss Rolex Oyster Zephyr men's wrist watch, in excellent condition and is signed to the dial, movement and the case. The dating of the watch from the excellent book by Hess and Dowling on their history of Rolex. In 1926, Rolex introduced the first Oyster watch and the first self-winding automatic, known as the "perpertual" in 1931. This Rolex Oyster is in very fine and superb condition and a fabulous and highly practical watch for every-day use. It is quite exceptional to find a 65 year old Rolex in such superb condition. See the web-site for more details: etc. Rolex are one of the finest Swiss watchmakers in history, and in the time-period that this watch was produced they were of similar quality to that of Patek Philippe as the world's best. The watch dates from the 1940's, and this is a gorgeous example.



THE DIAL: 100% mint, the restored satin silver dial with green luminous dots, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer to centre. Dial with very fine and original gold hands with centre seconds. Diameter is 29 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition. The dial looks a tiny bit hazy due to reflections from the crystal but is in fact perfect.





THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with polished and highly reflective steel plates and finely engraved balance cock. A shiny blued steel Bosely regulator, and ruby endstone setting, blue steel screws. With original Rolex patented super balance, with overcoiled hairspring. The movement with 25 jewels and with five positional adjustments, a calibre 1030 with centre seconds and shock resisting jewelling to the balance staff. The plates in very fine condition, with the rhodium plating in excellent order. The gold Rolex Oyster stamped winding crown in fine condition. The winding button screws down tightly onto the case post and the threads are in perfect condition. This movement is a very fine and original example of Rolex classic engineering at its very best. The movement also with number, 664,xxx and in crisp and very good order.



THE CASE: 100% mint, the stainless steel case measures an impressive 34 mm x 42 mm. The fancy solid gold front cover is excellent and the watch with a screw on stainless steel rear cover. The case with screw in bubble back cover and serrated edge which screws in tightly with a new rubber sealing washer. The serrated edge to rear cover in fine order. The case with case number 6582 and movement number 664,xxx and with Montres Rolex S.A. stamp. The screw in original gold Rolex Oyster crown fully marked and working perfectly. The watch comes with a new padded black leather watch band and this comes with a new quality blue leatherette presentation box.


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 20 June, 2008.
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