1938 Rolex Precision Vintage Mens Dress Watch - 18K Rose Gold


Item No. 7187

In the 1930's through the 50's, in the midst of their high output of utilitarian sports watches, Rolex also made much more elegant dress watches. These fine wristwatches often combine a superior hand-wound mechanism with beautiful aesthetics.

The elegant and uncommon dress Rolex showcased in today's offering is a classic and wonderfully styled example of this phenomenon. It features very fine and dramatic Art Deco styling and a well-executed handwound movement.

By today's standards it is a small midsize, but its large dial and lugs give a slightly larger presence on the wrist than its dimensions suggest.

It is fully Rolex and presents in pleasing restored condition. Its case is in excellent condition, and its dial is a clean vintage restoration.

One of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it.

It comes on a genuine Rolex alligator strap with what appears to be a restored Rolex buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Don't miss the opportunity to own the perfect compliment to your sporty Datejust, Sub, GMT, or Daytona.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year made: c. 1938
  • Serial no.: 59,795
  • Model: Ref. 4250
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K Gold
  • Case markings (inside): Geneva Suisse, Rolex, 18K, .750, 4332
  • Case markings (outside): 59795
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with light remnants of wear and light signs of previous polishing. Presents beautifully on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 26mm diameter (without crown), 34mm long lug tip-to-tip 
  • Dial: Silver, signed Rolex, black painted Art Deco Arabic and baton indexes, outer minute track, vintage restoration. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration
  • Hands: Gold, blackened "batons", appears to have one original and one a well-suited replacement
  • Movement type: Rolex, handwound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic patented Super Bbalance
  • Movement markings: ROLEX Precision, Swiss Made, 17 Rubis, Pateneted Super Balance
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Genuine Rolex, alligator, fully stitched, excellent condition, with what appears to be a restored Rolex buckle
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, new-old-stock
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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