1944 Rolex Oyster Vintage "Shock Resisting" Watch, Ref. 4461 / 4377 - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5177

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.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • 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 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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