Possessing understated elegance and clean lines this vintage Rolex ref. 1005 Oyster Perpetual showcases a truly classic style.
As precise as it is classic, this watch is powered by a well-regarded movement, one of the mechanisms that powered early Submariner, Explorer, and GMT models.
Featuring a classic champagne dial and equipped with a crocodile strap our example has an elegant and understated vintage look.
But what really sets this watch apart even more is its rare untouched "Underline Dial." The four word, two-line has a Rolex factory printed underline highlighting the words.
We were fortunate to acquire it with all-original parts. The case presents very nicely. The rare original "Underline Dial," with wonderful retro styled indices, is in excellent condition with only fairly light natural aging.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 1, pg. 262.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ref. 1005, Oyster Perpetual
Case no.: 959,085
Year made: c. 1963
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case condition: Excellent condition with three tiny pin prick indentions in the soft 18K back and light wear under the lugs. It shows fairly light signs of previous polishing and still has a very strong hallmark. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: Champagne with distinctive applied gold baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track. Luminous gold "alpha" hands. 100% original and untouched.
Hands: Original, gold, luminous "alphas"
Movement type: Rolex officially certified chronometer, self-winding, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
Jewels: 26 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 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
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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.
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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.