Vintage Rolex Tudor Prince Oyster 31 Automatic Wristwatch.
This guy is bang on trend as smaller Gents Watches are starting to have a resurgence in the ever changing Vintage Watch market. Not to say this 30.5mm Case doesn't wear beyond those measurements with a bigger presence. I have worn this a few times on test and I found it extremely comfortable on my 7in Wrist and a welcome change from the more common bigger guys.
Honeycomb Dial is one to die for complete with a bit of age related patina, it really is something special.
The next Custodian will be a lucky one indeed as they will be receiving a wonderful vintage Rolex for not a lot of money.
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Dating this Watch
Using the Serial Numbers on the back of the case we can date this to circa 1956.
Excellent quality automatic movement 1411 calibre.
The Movement is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping excellent time.
Service History: Last known service was by a previous owner around the start of 2021. No paperwork to confirm this.
Outstanding vintage Honeycomb "Small Rose" Original factory vintage dial.
The Dial is in a condition, that can only be described as beautiful, unmolested and unrestored this fantastic Original factory Dial has aged beautifully over the years.
It is lovely to see a Original, unmolested Tudor dial as they seem to be prime targets for the Re-Dialing monsters.
This is the original Untouched Vintage Dial with some warm age related patina and what a superb one at that.
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Top Quality Rolex Oyster Stainless Steel Case.
The Case is in fantastic condition for its age with no real marks to write home about at all bar a few age related scratches, which are barely worth mentioning, in this circa 65 year old timepiece.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 33.1mm
End of lug to lug: 36.5mm
Lug Spacing: 17mm
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!!
Case Sizes: I list approximate case sizes, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are happy with these Sizes. The Photos are close up to ensure I get as much detail in as possible, please do not use the photos as a guide for Sizing...use the measurements that I have provided.
Hands, Crystal and Crown
Original Hands are in very good order. The lume has aged beautifully.
The Crystal is in good order.
Original signed Rolex "Oyster Patent" screw down Crown, in very good working order.
On a new 17mm Brown stitched leather strap with steel buckle that compliments the Watch beautifully.
Comes with a free GungaDin Watch box as standard.