Today's offering showcases this scarce and scarce ref. 4461 / 4377 "Shock Resisting" Rolex Oyster. The dial, which is unusually elegant for a Rolex Oyster, features raised ribbing on the minutes chapter.
As the dial body states, the watch features a very early example of Rolex's shock resistance.
The parts are fully original down to all of the hands and the winding crown.
The Oyster case is in excellent condition. The watch still retains is original Rolex + Oyster bubble back style crown. The salmon dial has been previously nicely refinished.
The handwound movement with early shock resistance has just been fully serviced by a Rolex Certified Watchmaker (a $495 value).
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. 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.
A classic and scarce early shock-resisting handwound Rolex Oyster comtemporary with the automatic Oyster bubble backs.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Reference 4461 / 4377 Rolex Oyster
Serial no.: 337,572
Year made: c. 1944
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless Steel
Case condition: Excellent
Case markings (outside): Light hand engraved identifying code underneath the top left lug
Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter by 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Salmon with luminous Arabic indexes, outer minute/second track, nicely restored
Hands: Original, luminous blue steel "epees"
Movement type: Handwound, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, patented Super-balance balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, just serviced by a Rolex Certified Watchmaker (a $495 value). 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 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
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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
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.