Silver jewellery

$4,986

Good condition

Silver, Silver

United States, from the seller Connoisseu
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1936 ROLEX OYSTER Rare Vintage Mens Midsize Boys Size 9K Gold Watch - Very Early Oyster One of the Very Early Oysters Made - Fine & Very Rare - Original Today's offering showcases this fine, very rare and very early Rolex Oyster with wonderful original finish guilloche dial, made while the company was building its early Oyster line. Built within a handful of years of the very first Oyster in 1926, this is one of the very early Oysters Rolex made and features their famous octagonal design from the era. Without question one of the company's greatest contributions to horology is in the area of waterproof cases. The Rolex Oyster case birthed the idea of the modern sport watch as we know it and was a key catalyst for the initial widespread acceptance of the wristwatch. Several events worked to greatly popularize the watch: Sir Malcolm Campbell's land speed record attempt where he achieved a speed of 272 mpg, all done while wearing perfectly functioning Oyster. And, of course, perhaps the most well-known early event in the company's history: Mercedes Gleitz's English Channel swim wearing an Oyster. Following the historic event, Rolex took out a full-page ad in the Daily Mail introducing the Oyster. It is a small midsize watch, often called the "boys" size for the era. It was gifted on New Year's Eve 1936. All of its parts are Rolex including its original Rolex "onion" crown, suggestive of a pocket watch, the watch's predecessor. Its 9K gold Oyster case with screwed down bezel and back is in excellent condition with fairly mild wear and signs of previous polishing and an indention in the thin gold back. Its awesome guilloche luminous dial is untouched. Its dial is correctly unsigned as was customary for the era before the days of ubiquitous branding. Powering the watch is its very high grade Rolex caliber handwound movement. It was adjusted to six positions and for "all climates" temperatures. During this period, after assembly and testing, Rolex labeled their best performing movements with a "Prima designation." This designation then had three levels - Prima, Extra Prima, or Ultra Prima. The rare high-grade Rolex offered here was rated "Extra Prima" by the Rolex factory. One of our watchmakers has just disassembled it down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled the movement. Amazingly after more than 9 decades, It continues to keep exceptionally accurate time, keeping time nearly on par with a brand new Rolex in our testing position. For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new oiled tanned leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. As Rolexes continue to appreciate in value, I think these early Oysters remain underappreciated and undervalued for their rarity and historical significance. I think a time will be coming when their value catches up with the importance and scarcity. Detailed Appraisal: Manufacturer: Rolex Country of origin: Switzerland Serial no.: 34,079 Year made: c. 1936 Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds Designed for: Men Case material: 9K gold Case condition: Its 9K gold Oyster case with screwed down bezel and back is in excellent condition with fairly mild wear and signs of previous polishing and an indention in the thin gold back. Like virtually all early wire lug watches, the lugs have been previously reinforced. Not recently polished. Case markings (inside): Rolex, 9C, 7 World's Records, Gold Medal, Geneva-Suisse, Patent Applied for +114948 various hand-engraved watchmaker's marks showing an extensive servicing history Crown: Original Rolex screw-down "onion" crown, loss of gold plating Dial: Silver warmed to a slight sepia tone, guilloche sunburst texturing, luminous Arabic numerals, railroad minute track, sunken subsidiary seconds dial, untouched original condition Its dial is correctly unsigned as was often the case for the era before the days of ubiquitous branding. Dimensions: 28mm wide (excluding crown - 35mm including it) by 40mm long lug tip to tip Hands: Original, blue steel luminous "batons" Movement type: Rolex, chronometer, adjusted for six positions and temperatures, manually wound, nickel finished, correctly signed, 15-jewel lever movement with Breguet overcoil hairspring, index regulator, signed Rolex, ratchet wheel signed "Extra Prima" Movement markings: Rolex, Swiss Made, 15 Jewels, Timed 6 Positions, For All Climates, Extra Prima Band: Oiled tanned leather, fully stitched, remborde, designed for fixed lug use, brand new and unworn with unsigned buckle Width between lugs: 15mm Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition Serviced: One of our watchmakers has just disassembled it down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled the movement making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Amazingly it continues to keep very accurate time nearly on par with a new Rolex in our testing position. Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity SKU 8406

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  • Online since:2022-09-19
  • Categories :Kids
  • Category:Accessories
  • Sub-category:Jewellery
  • Designer:Rolex
  • Condition:Good condition
  • Material:Silver
  • Color:Silver
  • Location:United States, from the seller Connoisseu
  • Reference:25500593

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