In the late 1930's Rolex ran an ad campaign titled "Time flies" featuring the exploits of renowned pioneering aviators wearing Rolex watches. The successful campaign created a high demand for Rolex watches for the pilots and officers of the era.
Today's offering showcases this very fine and rare early dress Rolex made c.1944 for the English makret. It was produced at the time the company was building its early Oyster line.
It is original down to the case, dial and hands and in pleasing condition. The case is better than near mint.
Originally intended for men, this boys size watch measures 30mm wide excluding the crown.
Its dial is untouched with moderate fading and signed Rolex Shock Resisting, proclaiming the early shock resistance system incorporated into the watch's original caliber 600 movement with Super Balance system.
It original 9K gold case was made by A.L. Dennison for Rolex. Dennison built Rolex cases for the English market.
Our watchmaker has just freshly disassembled the watch down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is quite clean and continues to run strong and true. Note that we left some patina on the watch. Let us know if you would like it removed.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new oil tanned leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 269,561
Year built: c. 1944
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Originally designed for men; considered a boys size watch.
Case material: 9K gold
Case markings (inside): Dennison, Made in England, 12325, precision metal hallmarks, A.L.D. 269561
Case condition: Better than near mint with one light ding in the back. Note that we left some patina on the watch. Let us know if you would like it removed.
Crown: Replacement, well fitting
Dial: Silver, signed Rolex and Shock Resisting, raised gold Arabic and baton indices, sunken guilloche subsidiary seconds, original and untouched with moderate fading
Dimensions: 30mm wide (excluding crown) by 37mm long
Hands: Original, gold "feuilles"
Movement type: Signed Rolex, handwound, nickel finished 15-jewel lever with Breguet overcoil hairspring, early shock resistance, index regulator
Band: Oil tanned leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 16mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Our watchmaker has just freshly disassembled the watch down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is quite clean and continues to run strong and true.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 email@example.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.