One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Oyster Royal as Rolex made most watches of this style with a date.
It features a much thinner profile than the Perpetual models due to its hand-wound movement, and its understated and very classic design contrast the "busier" look of some of the modern Rolex watches.
It's a watch that is perfectly at home being worn everyday or only for special occasions, and its gold dial accents with steel case make it especially versatile.
Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned early vintage ref. 4444 "Shock Resisting" Rolex Oyster Royal in gorgeous restored condition. Rolex was a fairly early adopter of using shock protection in their movements, and the 4444 was one of the first models to offer it, as the dial proudly proclaims.
Its dial has 1/5 second markings for precision, technical, and sporting timing uses.
Housed in one of Rolex's water-tight Oyster cases, the wristwatch originally offered its owner complete protection against water, dust, and perspiration. Inside the rugged case Rolex placed one of their Cal. 700 series handwound movement.
It measures 32mm in diameter so is well-suited for someone who does not have a large wrist.
It has all Rolex parts and has just finished a true expertly done sympathetic restoration. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
It case is in gorgeous condition - it presents as mint. Its dial has been meticulously sympathetically restored with aged appearance luminous - its gilt printing could pass as Rolex factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration, it has just been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). It is keeping very accurate time. It has also been tested on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist.
For the finishing touch, it comes equipped with a calfskin leather strap and an aftermarket Rolex style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
A seventy-five year old Rolex that presents like new on the wrist!
The pictures are of the actual watch for sale. We offer shipping the next business day to over 100 countries. In addition, we offer a no-hassle money back guarantee if you don't absolutely love it so there's no risk to you!
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Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 678,637
Year made: c. 1948
Model: Ref. 4444, Oyster Royal
Designed for: Men
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Case material: Stainless steel back
Case condition: Presents as mint.
Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve Swiss, Brevette
Dial: Gloss black with gilt printing and applied gold dart and Arabic indexes and coronet, signed Rolex Shock-Resisting, outer 1/5 minute/second division, expertly restored
Dimensions: 32mm diameter without the crown by 38mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, gold "feuilles" with gold "lollipop" counterweighted seconds
Movement type: Signed Rolex, 700 series, manually wound with Super Balance, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, excellent condition, with aftermarket buckle done in a Rolex style. We also stock a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 17mm
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, it has just been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It has also been tested on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
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
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.