Today's offering showcases this rare and pleasing ultra-thin two-tone Rolex pocket watch.
By 1960, Rolex had shifted the overwhelming majority of its production to wristwatches however they continued to make a relatively small number of traditional pocket watches.
We are pleased to offer it. It features a shapely and rare original two-tone case. All of our research only turned up less than a handful of this reference Rolex, and none of the other examples were in two-tone cases. Seldom does one see a two-tone pocket watch of this style or from this era.
It retains all original parts. Its steel and gold case presents as just short of mint. Its complementary champagne dial with a hint of salmon has been previously restored. And its high-grade ultra-thin movement is very clean.
Its dial is just short of perfect. The light imperfections that show up in the photos are from the original crystal. It presents better in person than the highly magnified photos suggest.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1960
Serial number: 539,723
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel and gold
Case condition: Better than near mint, previously very lightly polished
Dimensions: 45mm diameter
Dial: Champagne with a hint of salmon, gold bâton indexes, subsidiary seconds, signed Rolex Precision with coronet, previously restored better than near mint. Its dial is just short of perfect. The light imperfections that show up in the photos are from the original crystal. It presents better in person than the highly magnified photos suggest.
Hands: All original, gold "alphas"
Movement type: High grade keyless pocket watch, signed Rolex, 34 mm (17'''), rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with self-compensating Elinvar flat balance spring
Movement markings: Rolex, Geneve, 17 Rubis, Swiss
Jewels: 17 rubies
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, very good condition with slight aging. Please inquire if you would like a new one installed.
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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; 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.