In the 1950's, in the midst of their high output of utilitarian Oyster sports watches, Rolex also made much more elegant dress watches. These fine wristwatches often combine a superior hand-wound mechanism with beautiful aesthetics.
The classic Rolex showcased in today's offering is an example of this phenomenon. It features timelessly vintage styling and a well-executed handwound movement.
The centrepiece of the watch is its elegant silver dial with distinctive vintage styled 18K gold markers.
It measures 35mm without the crown - in between the diameters of the Rolex Date and Datejust models from the era.
Powering the watch is its Rolex caliber 1215 handwound movement shock protected in two places. It was serviced by Rolex Japan in 1989 and was overhauled with any needed inside parts replaced, and a new crown and crystal installed.
It has all of its Rolex parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration.
It case presents as scratch-free moderate signs of previous polishing to the case. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
Its silver dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Rolex factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration, its movement has just been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running very accurately, keeping time on par with a new Rolex in our testing position.
For the finishing touch, it has been equipped with a brand new leather strap and 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.
Accompanying the watch are its service papers from Rolex Japan in 1989 and the pouch that holds them.
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.
Don't miss the opportunity to own the perfect complement to your sporty Datejust, Sub, GMT, or Daytona.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1950's
Model: Ref. 9971J
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Presents as scratch-free moderate signs of previous polishing to the case. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
Dimensions: 35mm diameter (without crown) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Silver, signed Rolex Precision and Swiss, 18K gold vintage styled faceted indexes, expertly restored
Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
Movement type: Rolex caliber 1215, handwound, 17 jewels, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance
Movement markings: Rolex, Swiss Made, Seventeen Jewels
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Leather, fully stitched, brand new and unworn with an aftermarket buckle done in a Rolex style. We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, a Master Watchmaker has just freshly overhauled it.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping running very accurate, keeping time on par with a new Rolex in our testing position. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate. Also accompanying the watch are its service papers from Rolex Japan in 1989 and the pouch that holds them.
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.