1940's Rolex Precision Vintage Mens Claw Lug Dress Watch - 18K Gold


Item No. 6494

In the 1940's and 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 prime example of this phenomenon. It features very fine styling and dramatic styling and a well-executed handwound movement.

It is a usual size for the style - 33mm without the crown by 40mm - but its large dial and claw lugs give a larger presence on the wrist than its dimensions suggest.

It is fully Rolex down to the original crown and 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. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap 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.

An identical watch happens to be worn by Harry Styles of One Direction who was recently voted as one of the most stylish / best dressed men in the world for 2018 by Esquire: http://staging.dujour.com/style/harry-styles-vintage-rolex-watch/

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

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year made: c. 1940's
  • Model: Ref. 4332
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K Gold
  • Case markings (inside): Geneva Suisse, Rolex, 18K, .750, 4332
  • Case markings (outside): Rolex coronet symbol
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with light signs of polishing. Slight wear on the underside of the lugs. The coronet on the back is still intact but light. Presents beautifully on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 33mm diameter (without crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip 
  • Dial: Silver, signed Rolex, black painted Arabic indexes, outer minute track, vintage restoration. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration
  • Hands: Original, gold "feuilles"
  • Movement type: High grade, Rolex, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance
  • Movement markings: ROLEX Precision, Swiss Made, 17 Rubis
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • 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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