This is one of those very special watches that really are rare, a watch that you are unlikely to see again, and certainly not in such outstanding condition. It is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 'hooded' bubbleback gents watch (Model 3065/Serial 57004), dating from 1938 and in excellent condition - with no changed parts.
The watch features a gleaming steel case with 18ct gold 'hoods' case, signed screwdown crown, a high grade Rolex 3065 automatic movement (freshly serviced and keeping excellent time), and a beautiful dial. Attached is a new Hirsch strap and genuine Rolex steel buckle. The watch is sturdy so yes, you can wear it daily if you wish. This is your chance to own a very special collection standard vintage Rolex watch.
You can feel confident buying from me. My vintage watch business is my hobby and passion; I co-own venture capital firm Baringxavier (www.baringxavier.com), among other business interests, so I have no interest or need to treat you unprofessionally in any way. And I offer a full refund if you are not entirely happy with your purchase. I also provide a full receipt, six months guarantee (long enough for you to assess working order) and professional insurance valuation (I am approved to provide insurance valuations for high wrist and pocket watches). I also welcome you to come and view the watch at our central London address, in New Bond Street - by appointment only. I offer my customers online prices - below value - with offline availability and service.
The steel and 18ct gold case is in excellent all-original condition (no repair work), and measures 32mm wide, excluding the original yellow gold 'Rolex Oyster' signed winding crown x 13.5mm thick x 38.5mm long, including the hoods. The case back screws and unscrews perfectly and the toothed edge on the case back is excellent (as can be seen from images). The outside back is signed '57004'. The inside of the case is signed 'Rolex SA', 'Geneve Suisse', '31 Victoires', 'Haute Precision', 'Brevete' and the '3065' model number.
The lovely sympathetically restored (early restoration) silvered dial is in clean condition apart from very minor patina, and is signed 'Rolex', 'Oyster Perpetual' and 'Chronometer'. The original blued steel 'stick' hands and contrasting gilt centre seconds hands are original to the watch. The plexiglas/acrylic crystal is brand new and free from scratches or marks.
The original Rolex automatic 3065 movement is in very fine condition. It is fully and correctly signed. The movement has just been fully overhauled, running perfectly and keeping superb time.
I have fitted this beautiful watch with a new Hirsch leather strap finished in dark brown. There is a genuine Rolex stainless steel buckle fitted to the strap, which complements the watch perfectly. The watch comes complete with a new quality non-Rolex presentation box.
A simply superb watch from one of history's most famous names; serious collection standard. Will provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to enjoy.
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- Steel, 18ct Gold
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