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.
It has a classic silver dial with a pleasing guilloche decorated lower inner tier. Born before the days of constant brand focused marketing, these very early pieces are often not outwardly signed Rolex - they are only signed on the case and movement.
As one of the world's first wristwatches, the wonderful transitional watches showcase their pocket watch heritage with their wide bezel, spade hands, and dial with sunken center.
Powering this gem is a fine, early Rolex "Rebberg" timekeeping mechanism housed in its original 9K gold Rolex case.
Its solid gold case, lightly tinted rose in color and slightly larger than the cases of most similar ladies Rolex watches from the era, is in excellent condition and its Rolex movement is very clean. Its dial was restored in vintage times, and it comes on the 12k gold filled vintage or original bracelet that was on the watch when we acquired it.
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 now an exception to that.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1920'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, 722,493
Case condition: Very good condition with a a pin prick crease in back and on the bezel. The case band has rippling. It has not been polished. We chose not to polish it, but it can be lightly done if you would like. Unlike on many other surviving examples the pin is still intact.
Dimensions: 27mm wide (excluding crown)
Dial: Silver, texturing around the edge and the edge of the outer track, pleasing guilloche center section (difficult to see), black painted radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track, sunken center section, restored in vintage times
Hands: Blue steel, original, spade, aged to a wonderful purple tone
Movement type: Signed Rolex, "Rebberg" movement, manually wound, 15 ruby jewels, lever, nickel plated decorated, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex, 15 Jewels, Swiss Made
Movement Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Gold filled spring-loaded expansion bracelet. Will fit nearly any size wrist up to approx. 7.75 inches if expanded, vintage, very comfortable on a 6.4 inch wrist with no expansion.
Crystal: Mineral glass, vintage or original, 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 an 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 - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.