Today's offering showcases this Rolex made especially for the American market. This rare example comes with a full set of its box, certificate, booklet, and even its original sales receipt from Nov. 19, 1974! Our photos couldn't do it justice.
In the 1960's and 70's, in the midst of their high output of utilitarian sport watches, Rolex also made this slightly unusual model only for the U.S. market. It featured one of their perpetual movements in a case that had a classic dress style to it.
As precise as it is classic, the watch is powered by the same well-respected automatic Rolex cal. 1520 mechanism that drove early Submariner models. A superior mechanism, it offers a level of engineering and craftsmanship that is exceptional.
Rolex made this model for the American corporate market so most of the examples of these watches you find are engraved on the back.
This special example is the nicest one of this model that we have owned or remember seeing, and to top it off comes as a full set with original receipt. It is untouched except for the movement servicing we performed. It is better than near mint with a few spots of wear and wear from someone previously opening the tight waterproof style snap case. The crispness of the facets and lines on the case are like new-old-stock.
Its dial is mint, and its engine is very clean.
As part of the restoration a 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, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Like always included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate.
Don't miss the opportunity to own the perfect complement to your sporty Datejust, Sub, GMT, or Daytona!
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Model: U.S. market ref. 7002
Date sold: Nov. 19, 1974
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold filled
Case condition: Presents as better than near mint. There is one mark on the side of the top left lug and wear from a previous person opening the tight waterproof style snap back case. The photos don't it justice. It has never been polished and the facets are like new-old-stock crisp.
Dimensions: 35mm diameter (excluding the crown by 40mm long lug tip to tip)
Dial: Silver, signed Rolex Swiss, gold applique baton indexes, outer minute/second division, original and untouched, just short of perfect mint with the slightest aging visible under magnification
Hands: Original, gold, luminous 'batons'
Movement type: Rolex automatic, cal.1520, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring
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.
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker making it ready for immediate enjoyment ($595 value).
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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. Rolex does not accept for servicing watches that have aftermarket upgrades.
Box/Papers: BOX - Original Rolex box; PAPERS - Original Rolex certificate, booklet, and sales receipt; Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.