1960's Rolex Vintage Ladies Watch, 18K Gold - The Chameleon


Item No. 5554

The rare and very cool ladies wristwatch featured in today's offering is a pleasing example of one of Rolex's interesting special vintage ladies models. Called the "Chameleon", it featured an unusual case with a slot in the back so different color bands could easily be slid on and off and the look changed to match different outfits, moods, or occasions.

Here are a few of the features that make this wristwatch so special:

  • "Chameleon" model with case made for easy band interchangeability
  • High quality Rolex mechanism capable of precision timekeeping
  • Unusual gold case with slot for changes bands
  • 18K gold version - these watches are most often found in 14K examples made for the U.S. market - this U.S. market version is the more uncommon 18K version
  • Original box and bands

We were fortunate to acquire this classic Chameleon in mint original condition accompanied by its original box which holds the watch and straps. The straps are all Rolex straps and vary in condition from almost like new to heavily worn condition.

It is fully Rolex down to the signed crown. Its silver dial is original and mint, and its case is mint. Its high-grade Rolex movement is very clean. Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

If you are looking for a treasure for that special someone in your life, this is it. Modern Rolexes don't come close to matching the charm and creativity of this vintage original.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Case no.: 72837
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): 18K
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dimensions: 15mm wide (excluding crown)
  • Dial: Silver, signed Rolex, gold baton applied indices, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, gold "alphas"
  • Movement type: High grade, Rolex caliber 1400, manually wound, rhodium plated, Geneva stripes, 17 ruby jewels, dual shock absorbers
  • Movement markings: Montres Rolex S.A, Seventeen Jewels, Swiss
  • Bands: Set of straps in various colors. The straps are all Rolex straps and vary in condition from nearly like new to heavily worn condition. All are marked Rolex including the buckle. New aftermarket bands can be easily found. If you would like assistance, please let us know.
  • Crystal: Diamond faceted, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled. 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.
  • 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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