c. 1964 Rolex Vintage Mens Handwound Dress Watch, Optimists International - 14K Gold


Item No. 5722

In vintage times, in the midst of their high output of utilitarian sports watches, Rolex also made much more elegant dress watches. These fine wristwatches often combine a superior mechanism with beautiful aesthetics.

The vintage Rolex made for the U.S. market showcased in today's offering is a beautiful original example of this phenomenon. It features fine understated and elegant styling and a superbly executed handwound movement.

From our experience more often than not this model was done as a presentation piece - this wonderful example was original factory emblazoned with the Optimist International logo and the back is lightly engraved "Distinguished President." According to their website optimist.org, "Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves."

We are pleased to offer the watch in beautiful condition. The two-tone silver dial is original and in excellent condition (the aging shows up more strongly in the photos than it does in person. And the case is near mint.

The movement is near pristine. Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled it and it is running very true. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity and a new timing certificate.

Don't miss the opportunity to own a perfect complement to your sporty Datejust, Submariner, or Daytona.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Movement number: 5462
  • Year sold: c. 1964
  • Model: Rolex Dress Watch, made for the U.S. market
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, 14K Gold D&A, 03625
  • Case condition: Very nice near mint with light wear. Crisp lines and case structure...it shows very little signs of ever having been polished
  • Dimensions: 33mm diameter (without crown), 36.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, signed Rolex, gold dart applique indexes, emblazoned with the Optimists International logo, original, excellent condition with light aging
  • Hands: Replacement, perhaps Rolex, gold, facted dauphines
  • Movement type: High grade, Cal. 1210, manually wound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Movement markings: Montres Rolex SA, Geneva Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, movement freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • 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 C.O.T. warranty
  • 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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