1946 Rolex Precision Vintage Ladies Dress Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8578

Today's offering showcases this wonderful original example of one of the company's distinctive and fine 1940's ladies dress watches.

Its charming style and the contrast of silver dial with its rose gold accents and hands, something not often found on a lady's dress Rolex from the era, is very pleasing. It's a watch full of character that suggests a rich history. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

Powering this classic is a fine, early Rolex timekeeping mechanism. Featuring Rolex's patented Super Balance system as well as possessing a rectangular shape for longer running reserve and more accurate timekeeping, it employed Rolex's premier movement technology for the era.

We really like this petite size gem and are pleased to offer it in all-original condition.

Its case is excellent condition and strongly retains its original stamped serial number on the back. Its original and untouched dial has toned to between silver and a light sepia giving it a true vintage look. Please inquire if you would like it restored.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It is keeping time within approx. one second per hour.

For the finishing touch we have installed a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 418,092
  • Year made: c. 1946
  • Model: Ref. 3868
  • Functions: Hours and minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve, Suisse, 31 Victoiries, 3868
  • Case condition: Better than near mint with only light wear. It does not appear to have ever been polished. Retains perfectly crisp serial number and Rolex coronet on outside of back.
  • Dimensions: 16.2mm diameter, 24.5mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
  • Dial: Silver with black painted outer track, rose gold dot and Arabic indices, signed Rolex Precision, untouched and original, warmed and toned with fairly mild aging. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
  • Hands: Original, rose gold batons
  • Movement type: High grade, original signed Rolex, manually wound, rhodium plated, rectangular, Super Balance system, 18 jewels
  • Movement markings: Rolex Precision, Swiss, 17 Rubis, Super Balance
  • Band: Leather, remborde, aftermarket, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, half-cylindrical, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping time within approx. one second per hour. 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • 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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