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Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 1038 18k SS Automatic 1960s Vintage RJC185

$6,900

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Timeless icon, Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref.1038 Zephyr, solid 18k gold & stainless steel automatic, c.1969. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Rolex signed gold quadrant dial, applied droplet numeral hour markers, gilt minute and hour hands, sweeping central second hand, hands and dial in excellent cintage condition, minor show of age. Acrylic crystal. 18k solid gold astral bezel on stainless steel case measures 35mm wide, in excellent vintage condition, case serial no.2289961. 26-jeweled Rolex cal.1570 COSC movement, cleaned and serviced, in excellent running condition. Fitted on new, handmade aftermarket leather strap, with Rolex buckle. A classic icon, Men's 18k gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1038, the "Zephyr", versatile luxury, perfect with any style, for any occasions, a fine addition to your collection. THE FINEST AND MOST VARIED SELECTION OF VINTAGE WATCHES IN THE WORLD CLASSIC PRE-OWNED COLLECTIBLE TIMEPIECES FROM BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA Watch Description BRAND : Rolex MODEL : Oyster Perpetual, Ref.1038 COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE : Switzerland YEAR OF MANUFACTURE : c.1960s MOVEMENT : Automatic, cal.1570 CASE MATERIAL : 18k Gold & Stainless steel CASE MEASUREMENT EXCLUDING CROWN : 35mm CRYSTAL : Acrylic BAND TYPE : Leather BAND LENGTH : 21cm including the watch GENDER : Men's Watch CONDITION : Pre-owned 100% AUTHENTIC PRODUCTS AND BRANDS All of our vintage pre - owned watches we offer here are authentic watches that have been restored, polished and serviced to perfection by our master watch technicians. Each of these items is a "One of A kind" product that has been verified to be an original vintage of its brand. All of our items are in immaculate condition, a classic watch to be loved and passed down. Our team has sold thousands of timepieces worldwide. Buy with confidence. Important Notice For Our Premium Vintage Classic Timepieces Buyers, please note that this collectable and rare item offered in our listing is a pre-owned vintage classic mechanical item that may not function like a brand-new item, or may have other unexpected issues due to its age. No box or papers unless otherwise noted. A signed certificate of authenticity is available for an additional $ 25. Note: This is a special collectable one of a kind timepiece. Please contact us before ordering so that we can confirm availability. Items are subject to prior sale. If you experience any issues with the item, we ask you to please contact us immediately through the message system or by phone, and we will do our utmost to correct the issue and make sure that your concerns are handled properly and resolved. OUR TEAM IS STANDING BY TO ASSIST YOU We have been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind our 100% customer satisfaction guaranty. Our customers are always our top priority and we strive for 5-star customer service and positive ratings while delivering a great buying experience. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT US IN CALIFORNIA PAYMENTS We accept all payments via Paypal. Note: For orders above $10,000 please contact us and we will send you the instructions. Payment must be made within 3 days after the auction ends. SHIPPING Shipping and Handling ? Items shipped with insurance and signature required. Item location: Beverly Hills, California, United States Shipping to: Worldwide, Excludes: Africa, Russia FREE STANDARD SHIPPING AND INSURANCE IN USA Free Standard USA Shipping, $ 9.99 Expedited Shipping, $29.99 Express Overnight Shipping, $69.99 International Shipping. DUTIES AND TAXES California residents add 9.5% sales tax. International customers are responsible for any duties/taxes levied by their countries. RETURNS IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SATISFIED FOR ANY REASON YOU CAN RETURN THE ITEM FOR A FULL REFUND. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. 30 DAYS - RETURN PERIOD - must be returned in unworn condition with original packaging and paperwork. WARRANTY We offer a full 90 day warranty on all vintage timepieces. Warranty covers parts and service. Water damage or accidental damage is not covered. PLEASE NOTE This item is a pre-owned timepiece that was acquired from legitimate sources. Our master watchmakers have inspected and confirmed the authenticity of this item. Unless otherwise stated, our items are expertly polished, restored, serviced and made to look its best. We are sure you will be happy with this lovely timepiece. Thank you for your business!

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.34 in. (34 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1969
  • Condition
    Repaired: Movement cleaned. Replacements made: New aftermarket leather strap, with Rolex buckle. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RJC1851stDibs: LU1789114168882

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-5 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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Rolex

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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