1946 Rolex Vintage Ladies Oberservatory Chronometer Dress Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8250

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

We love its charming style and the contrast of its untouched two-tone salmon dial with its steel case, something not often found on a lady's dress Rolex from the era. It's a watch full of character that suggests a rich history. Our photos couldn't begin to 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 tonneau shape for longer running reserve and more accurate timekeeping, it employed Rolex's premier movement technology for the era and was marketed as an Observatory Chronometer, an unusual distinction for a women's watch at the time.

We have a special place in our hearts for this petite size gem. We are pleased to offer it in 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 somewhat deeply, giving it a true vintage look. Please inquire if you would like it refinished.

A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement, which is keeping time.

For the finishing touch we have installed a new leather strap and aftermarket Rolex style buckle 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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 477,713
  • Year made: c. 1946
  • Model: Ref. 4066
  • Functions: Hours and minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve, Suisse, 30, Staybrite, 4066
  • Case condition: Very good condition. One ding on the top lug. Otherwise it would be better than near mint. Presents very nicely. All of the factory stamping is still intact on the back. Crisp hallmark on the back of one of the lugs.
  • Dimensions: 13mm diameter, 23.5mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
  • Dial: Salmon with white outer track, black painted Arabic indices, signed Rolex Observatory, untouched and original, warmed and toned. Please inquire if you would like it refinished.
  • Hands: Original, blue steel batons
  • Movement type: High grade, original signed Rolex, manually wound, rhodium plated, tonneau, Super Balance system, 18 jewels
  • Movement markings: Rolex, Fab. Suisse, 18 Rubis, Swiss, Super Balance Patented
  • Band: Leather, remborde, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Rolex style buckle
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, a Master Watchmaker has overhauled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • 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.
  • 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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