Possessing understated elegance and clean lines this vintage Rolex 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 dial and case and equipped with a Teju lizard strap it has an elegant and understated vintage look. But one of the two things that really sets this watch apart is its rare "Underline Dial." The four word, two-line has a Rolex factory printed underline highlighting the words.
Only a well few of these watches have Underline Dials. What makes this one even more special is that it still has its original full set of papers from the mid-60's: Its chronometer certificate was issued in 1964, and then it has its original sales certificate / guarantee from when it was sold in 1966. Its also accompanyed by its original booklets, a true complete papers set!
Its so-called "Tropical or Hypoallergenic" case with gold shell top with original stainless steel back made it more rugged and durable, especially when worn in warm or wet climates.
It is fully Rolex and was just serviced in May of 2016.
Its a very honest watch, the way we like them. Its dial is original and untouched. Its case is honest and shows wear on the sides and on the end of one lug. It presents very nicely on the wrist.
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. 1024, Oyster Perpetual
Case no.: 810,941
Year made: c. 1964 - sold in 1966
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold shell top and stainless steel
Case condition: Honest original condition. The sides show spots of wear throughout although the gold is not worn through. Only one lug has gold wear through on the tip. One small mark on the bezel. It presents nicely on the wrist.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: Silver with applied gold baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track. Luminous gold "baton" hands. Rare underline chronometer wording. Original, excellent condition with fairly light aging around the periphery
Hands: Original, gold, luminous dauphines
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: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: It was serviced in May of 2016. It continues to wind smoothly and run well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Original full set of papers from the mid-60's: Its chronometer certificate was issued in 1964, and then it has its original sales certificate / guarantee from when it was sold in 1966. Its also accompanyed by its original booklets, a true complete papers set!; New Connoisseur of Time timing certificate. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Connoisseur of Time is not affiliated with Rolex USA, Inc. or Rolex International
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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.