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Rolex Steel Oyster with Rare Original Dial from 1946

$3,700

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster / Ref. 4365 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1946 DIMENSIONS: 39 mm X 34 mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels / Cal. 10 1/2 H DIAL / HANDS: Original Silvered with Gilt Numerals / Leaf Gilt Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator, 19mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is a classic and elegant example of what an early Rolex wristwatch looked like. No frills on it, just classical lines. The watch is fitted with an original dial in exceptional condition. In fact this watch still maintains its original factory rating as well. You can wear it all the time for all types of occasions and it the perfect unisex size as well. It was produced in 1946.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.54 in. (39 mm)Diameter: 1.34 in. (34 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1946
  • Condition
    Repaired. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Long Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 913 H1stDibs: LU422311791012

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Designer

Rolex

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This 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 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.Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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