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Rolex Watches


Very Rare Vintage Rolex Milgauss Ref. 1019 "Rail dial" Bracelet Watch (Full-set Box & Papers)


ROLEX: Very rare stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Chronometer bracelet watch, circa early 1970's. Large size stainless steel case with polished stainless steel bezel, acrylic crystal, screw down "Twinlock" winding crown, polished case sides, and screw caseback, in fine used condition. Rare original brushed aluminium rail dial with applied white baton hour markers with tritium accents, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Milgauss, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and T Swiss T. Original wide tapering baton hands with tritium in-fill (light blotches) and red-tipped centre seconds hand. Self-winding nickel plated Rolex cal. 1580 twenty-six jewel automatic mechanism (with the gold-plated anti-magnetic protective dust cap and X-spring) in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel solid link Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 78360 with 580 end-pieces) with folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: complete with the original green leather Rolex slash-card presentation case (no outer box) Accessories: original Rolex Milgauss instruction booklet Documentation: green plastic Rolex wallet with original guarantee certificate and purchase receipt dated August 1981 (£315!), and past Rolex UK service documentation. This is a superb example of what was, in its time, one of the least desirable Rolex professional models, evidenced by the date of sale being more than a decade after the watch was made! Model ref. 1019 Case no. 2556*** Case back date code: III.68 Price: £28,000 (Stock #28965) Status: Available


Vintage 1957 Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542 Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Rare early stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1957. Stainless steel tonneau shaped thin case with bi-directional rotatable orange-red / faded blue calibrated 24 hour metal service bezel (replacing the original radioactive "bakelite" bezel), screw down Rolex winding crown, polished case-sides, and slightly domed case back (signed and numbered inside), in very good used condition. Acrylic plexi-crystal with cyclops lens above the date window. Gloss gilt print Swiss "mini-radial" O.C.C. chapter ring dial (some surface scuffs and scratches) with aged luminous markers (no longer active, Geiger readiing is c. 0.75 micro Sv/h) signed Rolex Oyster-Perpetual, GMT-Master, Officially Certified Chronometer, and Swiss. Alternating red / blue "roulette" date display. Original flat white metal Mercedes pattern hour and minute hands, white painted centre seconds hand, and small triangle 24 hour pointer (the hands have a protective lacquer coating). Self-winding nickel plated Rolex calibre 1030 twenty-five jewel automatic mechanism (2) with the butterfly rotor, recently serviced by an independant specialist watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel folded link Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. ref. 7836 with 380 end-pieces, 12 links in total) in very good refurbished condition. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 6542 Case no. 322*** Case back date code: IV.57 Price: £19,500 (Stock #28975) Status: Available


Vintage 1977 Rolex Mk II Submariner Date Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Gent's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 200m Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1977. Large size stainless steel case with "top-hat" acrylic crystal with cyclops lens, bi-directional rotating diving bezel with black calibrated insert with luminous "pearl" (new insert fitted), screw-down Rolex Triplock winding crown, polished case sides, and screw case back in very good used condition. Fine original matt black Mk II dial with tritium hour markers, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 660ft=200m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. Original tritium Mercedes pattern hands (some darkening, and light oxidation on surface). Self-winding Rolex calibre 1570 twenty-six jewel automatic movement, recently serviced by an independant expert watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the original stainless steel Rolex Oyster solid link bracelet (ref. 93150 with 580 end-pieces and date code VC) with Fliplock clasp, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in our presentation case and outer cardboard box. Accessories: later Rolex Oyster instruction booklet and leather Rolex document wallet. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 1680 Case no. 5426*** Price: £9,950 (Stock #28925) Status: Available


Vintage 1966 Rolex "Metres First" Submariner Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Metres First" Submariner bracelet watch, circa 1966. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating black diving bezel (new insert fitted), acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down Rolex Triplock winding crown, polished case-sides, and screw case back, in very good used condition with good case profile but some small surface knocks and dinks through wear. Very nice original matt black dial with lightly mellowed tritium hour markers, outer printed white minute dashes, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner and Swiss T-25. White metal Mercedes pattern hands (refilled to match dial markers). Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in perfect working order. Fitted with the solid link stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 93150) with Fliplock clasp, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in our presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 5513 Case no. 1967*** Price: £12,950 (Stock #28930) Status: Available


Classic 2002 Rolex Submariner 14060 Non-Date Bracelet Watch (Boxed)


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 300m bracelet watch, circa 2002. Large size stainless steel case with sapphire crystal glass, rotating ratchet diving bezel with black calibrated insert, screw down "Triplock" winding crown, polished case sides, and screw case back, in very good used condition. Original gloss black dial with white gold and luminova hour markers and matching Mercedes pattern hands. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, and Swiss Made. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the original stainless steel solid link Rolex Oyster bracelet (93150 DT2) with Fliplock buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in the green leather Rolex presentation case, and outer cardboard box Accessories: Your Rolex Oyster and Rolex Submariner booklets, and green leather wallet with past Rolex repair receipt. The original guarantee certificate is not present. Model ref. 14060 Case no. K986*** (Stock #28890) Status: Reserved


Very Rare Vintage 1958 Rolex Explorer Super-Precision 36mm Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Very rare stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Explorer Super-Precision" bracelet watch, circa 1958. Stainless steel case (36mms excluding winder) with acrylic plexi-crystal and polished steel bezel, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and screw caseback, in very good used condition. Rare and original matted-gloss black dial with original radium quarter Arabic numerals and baton hour markers, outer printed chapter ring, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual in gilt print, Explorer, Super-Precision (in silver-gilt print), and Swiss (gilt). Original flat gilt Mercedes pattern hands (green luminous in-fill), and white painted centre seconds hand. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in perfect working order. Fitted to the stainless steel Rolex Oyster folded-link bracelet (7836) with folding deployant buckle in very good used condition. Box: supplied in our presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 5504 Case no. 371*** Price: £8,950 (Stock #28940) Status: Available


Rare Vintage 1964 Rolex Gilt Dial Explorer Precision Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Gent's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Precision bracelet watch, circa 1964. Stainless steel Oyster case (34mms excluding winder), with polished bezel, acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, polished case-sides, and screw case back, in very good used condition. Very good original gloss black dial (some minor surface marks) with tritium quarter Arabic numeral and baton hour markers, outer gilt printed minute marks, signed (in gilt print) Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Precision, and Swiss T-25. White metal Mercedes hands with matching tritium in-fill (minor crackling). Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism, freshly serviced by an independant specialist watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Oyster rivet-link bracelet with folding deployant buckle, very good used condition. Sometimes referred to as the "boy's size Explorer", this 34mm diameter watch (which was made predominantly for the English market) is well suited to those with a smaller wrist-size! Box: supplied in our presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. This is a lovely watch! Model ref. 5500 Case no. 1112*** Price: £8,950 (Stock #28945) Status: Available


Vintage 1952 18ct Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Chronometer Watch


ROLEX: Rare gentleman's 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer "Bubbleback" strap watch, circa 1952. Circular 18ct yellow gold two piece case (34mms with polished bezel, domed plexi-crystal, Rolex Twinlock screw-down winding crown, polished case-sides, polished domed "bubbleback" screw caseback, in very good used condition. Silver-white dial (some patina) with applied gilt arrowhead hour markers, outer printed minute track, and gilt Alpha hands (some loss of luminous compound) with blued steel seconds hand. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer, and Swiss Made. Self-winding nickel plated Rolex automatic Chronometer movement, recently serviced and in very good working order. Fitted with a new Hirsch brown lizard strap. This watch is a desirable, characterful and wearable vintage Rolex Oyster! Box: supplied in a green rolex-style "coffin" presentation box. Model ref. 6084 Case no. 858*** Price: £4,450 (Stock #28895) Status: Available


New In! Vintage 9ct Gold Gold Rolex Prince Chronometer Watch


ROLEX: Gentleman's 9ct gold Rolex Prince "Ram's Horn" Chronometer duo-dial "doctor's" watch, circa 1953. Oblong curved rectangular 9ct yellow gold case (45x21mms excluding winder) with curved plexi-crystal, spiralling "ram's horn" lugs, gilt winding crown, polished case-sides (with assay punch mark), and polished curved snap-on case back, in very good used condition. The case back is fully signed and marked inside. White metal dial with raised gilt Roman numeral and baton hour markers, subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock, signed Rolex Prince, Certified Precision, and Swiss Made. Blackened gold baton hands. Oblong manual wind 18 jewel Rolex Chronometer mechanism with original balance guard and jewels secured in gold chatons, in very good working order. Fitted with a black leather strap. Box: supplied in a green rolex-style "coffin" presentation box. The ram's horn and assymetric Prince models remained in production into the early 1950's, long after the Brancard and Classic models were retired, we believe this will be one of the last Princes produced. Model ref. 3937 Price: £4,450 (Stock #29000) Status: Available


Accessories


Very Rare 1963 Rolex "President" Platinum Watch Bracelet


ROLEX: Very rare platinum (950) Rolex "President" watch bracelet with folding deployant buckle circa 1963. Original heavy platinum three row domed link President bracelet, in very good refurbished condition, with some lateral play between the links, and signs of past repairs. The reverse of the bracelet shows minor signs of wear, and where the clasp plates have rubbed against the back of the links. The folding clasp is dated 4.63, and carries the Rolex signatures and platinum hallmarks. There are some small platinum solder repairs. The bracelet is in very usable condition, and will be the finishing touch for an early Day-date or Datejust constructed from "the noblest metal"! We have lightly refurbished the bracelet and it presents well. Overall maximum length is approximately 171mms, and can be shortened inside the buckle by around 16mms. Total weight is 75.5 grams. Price: £6,750 (Stock #28980) Status: Available


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