While busy developing their Oyster case, Rolex also crafted lady's pieces to meet the needs of their wealthy female clients. The fine wristwatch featured in this offering is an example of one of these very early Lady Rolex timepieces.
Unlike most similar Rolex watches from the era which normally have unsigned dials, this more desirable example is signed Rolex.
It has black Roman numerals and striking red twelve. Powering this gem is a fine, early Rolex "Rebberg" timekeeping mechanism housed in its original 9K rose gold Rolex case. Completing the watch is its original solid 9K rose gold expansion bracelet.
As one of the world's first wristwatches, these wonderful transitional watches showcase their pocket watch heritage with their spade hands and so-called onion style winding crowns.
Its solid gold case, lightly tinted rose in color, is in excellent condition, nicer than our photos seem to suggest. The striking dial with red twelve is very clean, restored in vintage times.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
These watches are known for not operating well because of their age, but this one is a strong exception to that - it is keeping very accurate time.
Accompanying the watch is its original fitted coffin style box from the retailing jeweler, Eversheds of Hove, the upscale seaside resort in East Sussex.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1910's
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 9K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 9 (.375), W & D (Initials of Wilsdorf and Davis the founders of Rolex), hallmarks, 629605
Case condition: Near mint plus with small crack near one hinge. It presents nicer than our photos suggest and the patina will be cleaned before it is shipped.
Dimensions: 26mm wide (excluding crown)
Dial: Silvered, black painted Roman numerals with red 12, outer railroad minute track, restored in vintage times, presents as better than near mint condition
Hands: Blue steel, original, spade, aged to a pleasing purple hue
Movement type: Signed Rolex, "Rebberg" movement, manually wound, 15 ruby jewels, lever, nickel plated decorated, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex
Movement Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Original, solid 9K rose gold spring-loaded expansion bracelet. Will fit nearly any size wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches if expanded but must be able to fit over the hand, very comfortable, very good condition
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. These watches are known for not operating well because of their age, but this one is now a strong exception to that. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Original fitted jewelers box from the retailing jeweler, Eversheds of Hove, the upscale seaside resort in East Sussex. PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
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
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
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.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
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.