Vintage Rolex Oysterdate Wristwatch.
With the cool iconic Rolex roulette date.
You can view this Watch in a short video: here
Dating this Watch
Using the Serial numbers in between the lugs and the date stamp inside the caseback, we can date this Rolex to 1958.
Supreme quality Manual movement Rolex calibre 1012. With centre seconds and iconic Roulette date wheel.
The Movement is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping fair time for a 64 year old, within the reasonable expectations of a Vintage Timepiece.
Service History: Unknown
Absolutely fantastic Original Rolex factory vintage dial with silver indices.
The Dial is in a condition, that is highly sought after by collectors, unmolested and unrestored this fantastic Original factory Dial has developed a awesome patina all the way through but I love patina like this, you just cannot replicate it.
It is lovely to see a Original, unmolested Rolex dial as they seem to be prime targets for the Re-Dialing monsters.
This is the original Untouched Vintage 64 year old Dial and a very cool one at that.
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Top Quality Rolex Oyster Stainless Steel Case.
The Case has had a bit of a life to be fair, it has numerous dings and scratches throughout, including come weird marks underneath the caseback rim. I suppose this is all part of the Character of a Vintage piece.
Most importantly, it has not been polished and ruined.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 37.4mm
End of lug to lug: 43.2mm
Lug Spacing: 19mm
This Case was rated Water resistant back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it has NOT been tested for Water Resistance and if you wish to Submerge this Watch, you will need to have the Watch Professionally Resealed before doing so!!
Hands, Crystal and Crown
When this chap arrived with me it was lacking its handset, obviously it's extremely difficult to source such a part from 1958, however I was very lucky to find a original Rolex NOS set of the same style and Period hands that this guy would of had originally. I have retained the packaging for your records.
The Crystal was also missing, I managed to find a case specific for this reference one, however it does have some small marks inside the crystal but ties in lovely with this piece to be honest. I have also retained the packaging for this as well.
Original Rolex Screw down Crown, screws nicely to the case and is in good order.
The Watch is on a new 19mm Genuine Leather Hand made stitched Black Strap with Steel buckle that compliments the Watch really well.
Comes with a free GungaDin Watch Box as standard.