1959 Rolex Precision Vintage Mens Dress Watch - 18K Gold


Item No. DP-01

In the 1940's and 50's, in the midst of their high output of utilitarian sports watches, Rolex also made much more elegant dress watches. These fine wristwatches often combine a superior hand-wound mechanism with beautiful aesthetics.

The elegant dress Rolex showcased in today's offering is a prime example of this phenomenon. It features fine styling and a well-executed caliber 1210 movement.

We were fortunate to acquire it in such pleasing original condition. The case retains sharp lines and the movement, and the watch retains a Rolex strap and Rolex buckle.

Our watchmaker cleaned and oiled the watch about 3.5 years ago - it is keeping time extremely accurately. For the finishing touch we are including a brand new unsigned croc strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year 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
  • Year sold: 1959
  • Model: Precision, ref. 3961
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K Gold
  • Case markings (inside): Geneva Swiss, Montres Rolex SA, 18K, 8961
  • Case markings (outside): Rolex coronet symbol, Inscription in German, 440581
  • Case condition: Near mint with crisp lines - light wear between the lugs from a previously installed bracelet
  • Dimensions: 33.5mm diameter (without crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip 
  • Dial: Silver, signed Rolex, gold dart indexes, outer minute track, original, mint minus condition with light aging
  • Hands: Original, gold lances
  • Movement type: High grade, Rolex Precision caliber 1210, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Movement markings: Montres ROLEX S. A, Geneva Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, N70857, 1210
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced: Cleaned and oiled 3.5 years ago. Keeping extremely accurate time.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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