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1958 Rolex James Bond "Small Crown" Submariner Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Rare stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "small crown James Bond" Submariner 100m bracelet watch, circa 1958. Stainless steel case with original bi-directional white metal bezel (plating rubbed around the knurling exposing the "brass" base metal) fitted with a later black calibrated insert with tritium bezel "pearl", low dome acrylic plexi-crystal, Rolex "Twinlock" screw down winding crown, polished case sides, and screw case back, in very good refurbished condition. Original gloss-black gilt-print chapter ring dial, with applied luminous hour markers, signed (in gilt print) Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, (in silver print) 100m=330ft, Submariner, and Swiss. The dial lacquer has even "spider-webbing" across the surface. Flat white metal Mercedes pattern hands with matched luminous in-fill. Nickel plated Rolex calibre 1530 twenty five jewel automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the Rolex Oyster rivet link bracelet (7206 with 80 end-pieces, 11 links in total) in good refurbished condition with some stretch and surface marks, and folding deployant buckle (date code 2.70). Box: supplied in a period Rolex presentation box. The original certificate is not present. This is a rare example of an early no-crown-guard Rolex Submariner watch referred to as the "small crown James Bond" model. Model ref. 5508 Case no. 400*** Caseback Date Code: III.58 Price: £26,000 (Stock #27820) Status: Available


1985 Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand Bracelet Watch (Full-set Box & Docs.)


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II "Steve McQueen" Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1985. Large stainless steel case with original calibrated 24 hour bezel (lightly refurbished and with minor surface marks), acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and polished screw case back, in very good (lightly-) refurbished condition. Lovely original crisp matte black dial with bold tritium hour markers and 24 hour calibrations, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and T Swiss -25 T. Original white tritium baton hands, bright orange 24 hour pointer, and white centre seconds hand, all with matched luminous in-fill. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Oyster solid link bracelet with folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition with some lateral play between the links. Box: supplied with the period "slash card" Rolex presentation case, and outer cardboard box Accessories: Your Rolex Oyster and Rolex Explorer 1016/1655 instruction booklets, numbered hang tag, red Chronometer seal, calendar card Documentation: plastic wallet with the original "punched papers" guarantee certificate dated 1985 (UK supplied), and past Rolex service repair documents. The so-called Steve McQueen or "Freccione" Explorer is proving to be an investment-grade timepiece! Model ref. 1655 Case no. 7205*** Price: £21,500 (Stock #27335) Status: Available


1970 Rolex Explorer 1016 Chronometer Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1970. Stainless steel case (36mms excluding winder) with smooth polished bezel, low dome acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, polished case-sides, and screw case back, in very good used condition. Lovely original matt black "frog's foot coronet" dial with tritium quarter Arabic and baton hour markers, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. Original matching Mercedes pattern hands. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism with hack-seconds function, in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel folded-link Rolex Oyster bracelet (7836 with 580 end-pieces) with deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in the green Rolex presentation case (no outer box) Accesories: period Rolex Explorer 1016/1655 booklet, later red Chronometer seal. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 1016 Case no. 2960*** Price: £12,950 (Stock #27370) Status: Available


Bi-Colour Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Gentleman's gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Chronometer bracelet watch, circa late 1960's. Stainless steel case (34mms excluding winder) with serrated gold bezel, acrylic plexi-crystal, gold Rolex Twinlock screw down winding crown, and polished case-sides, in very good used condition. The case body was replaced by Rolex during a previous service as the original mid-case was damaged. Brushed midnight-blue dial with applied gold baton hour markers and matching baton hands. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss Made. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster folded-link bracelet (has been shortened) in very good refurbished condition. Box: supplied in our rolex-style presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 1500 Case no. 4463*** Price: £2,650 (Stock #27280) Status: Available


White Gold and Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: White gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 2001. Classic 36mm stainless steel case with fluted 18k white gold bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and screw caseback, in very good used condition. Original brushed dusky copper-pink dial with applied radiating white gold Roman numeral hour markers, date window at 3, and polished white gold baton hands. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, and T Swiss Made T. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism, recently serviced and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with polished centre links, and folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in the green leather Rolex presentation case and outer cardboard box Accessories: Rolex Datejust instruction booklet, red Chronometer seal, green leather wallet. The original guarantee is not present. This watch was previously owned by a lady, and is a model provingly increasing popular to the female market! Model ref. 16234 Case no. K132*** Price: £3,500 (Stock #27160) Status: Available


New In! 1969 Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Ghost Dial" Datejust Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Gentleman's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1969. Stainless steel case with serrated stainless steel bezel, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, polished case-sides, and screw caseback, in very good used condition. Rare very fine original "silver ghost" pie-pan dial (so-called because the white dial printing "vanishes" as the dial is tilted against the light!) with chamfered outer step, applied baton hour markers with fully intact tritium lume dots, date window at 3 (with open 6's date wheel), and white metal baton hands. Signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, and T Swiss T. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel "roller link" Rolex Jubilee bracelet (generous length) in very good used condition with some lateral play between the links. Box: supplied in our green rolex-style presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original certificate is not present. Model ref. 1603 Case no. 2729*** Price: £3,250 (Stock #27850) Status: Available


1951 Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting manual wind centre seconds bracelet watch, circa 1951. Stainless steel case (31mms excluding winder) with polished stainless steel bezel, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and screw caseback, in very good used condition. Original off-white metal dial with raised gilt Arabic numeral hour markers, outer printed minute markers, signed Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting and Swiss. Gilt leaf hands and blued steel centre seconds hand. Nickel plated Rolex fifteen jewel lever mechanism, recently overhauled by an independant specialist watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel riveted spring-link Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding deployant buckle (date code 1.65) in very good used condition. Box: supplied in our rolex style presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original certificate is not present. Model ref. 6244 Case no. 835*** Price: £1,650 (Stock #27165) Status: Available


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