Possessing understated elegance and clean lines this vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual showcases a truly classic style.
As precise as it is classic, this watch is powered by a well-regarded movement, one of the mechanisms that powered early Submariner, Explorer, and GMT models.
Featuring a classic dial and case and equipped with a crocodile strap it has an elegant and understated vintage look.
We were fortunate to acquire it in very rare untouched original near new-old-stock condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
It is absolutely gorgeous, nearly as good as they come, and will satisfy even the most selective collector. It has never been polished and the brushing on the lugs is mint and the bezel facets are perfectly sharp. The sides show only light wear and the back, where the original factory brushing has lightened, has fine hairlines.
The dial is 99% like new-old-stock.
What makes this one even more special is that it still has its original papers from 1974 and both its original inner and outer boxes in very good condition, a true complete papers set!
This time capsule Rolex continues to keep very accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 1, pg. 262.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ref. 1024, Oyster Perpetual
Case no.: 2,927,111
Year sold: 1974
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold and stainless steel
Case condition: It is absolutely gorgeous, nearly as good as they come, and will satisfy even the most selective collector. It has never been polished and the brushing on the lugs is mint and the bezel facets are perfectly sharp. The sides show only light wear and the back, where the original factory brushing has lightened, has fine hairlines.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: Silver with applied gold baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track. Luminous gold "baton" hands. Original, 99% like new-old-stock
Hands: Original, gold, luminous batons
Movement type: Rolex officially certified chronometer, self-winding, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
Jewels: 26 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, equipped with the watch's original Rolex buckle. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, very good condition with light wear around the periphery. Please inquire if you would like a new crystal.
Serviced: Servicing recommended for optimal performance.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: Yes, a complete set BOX - Both inner and outer original boxes in very good condition PAPERS - Original sales certificate / guarantee from 1974 and original booklet; New Connoisseur of Time timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
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satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
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watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
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Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.