Beautiful 1968 Rolex Oyster Datejust Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a simply stunning Rolex Oyster Date-Just from 1968. The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The original and iconic silver/steel pearlescent Rolex signed dial is untouched and is in overall excellent condition – we usually find dials of this age have heavy patina and we refinish them but this one only shows very minor wear (happy to send the original pictures if required. The applied steel hour batons and the original steel hands flow into the dial and are perfectly framed by the fluted bezel. The very high grade Rolex signed ‘Chronometer’ standard automatic movement has just been serviced by my professional watchmaker. To complete this beautiful watch we’ve added a new, very high quality black Hirsch & Sonning Vintage Watches ‘London’ alligator skin strap with steel aftermarket Rolex buckle. This is a simply beautiful piece and if history is any judge it will only increase in value.

My asking price is below the value for a watch of this condition and rarity, particularly with the continual rise in value of vintage watches of this high quality. In view of the high grade Swiss movement, I will include a three month written guarantee on the movement, which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The case measures 35 mm’s across, excluding the winding crown and 41 mm’s long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Switzerland Geneva’, ‘Patented Stainless Steel’ and ‘1603’. The age Reference is ‘11.68’ dating it to 1968.

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The Dial

The original and iconic silver/steel pearlescent Rolex signed dial is untouched and is in overall excellent condition – we usually find dials of this age have heavy patina and we refinish them but this one only shows very minor wear (happy to send the original pictures if required. The applied steel hour batons and the original steel hands flow into the dial and are perfectly framed by the fluted bezel. The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Datejust’, ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ and ‘T Swiss Made T’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed ‘Chronometer’ standard automatic movement has just been serviced by my professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Six 26 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1570’. The movement number is ‘D279249’.

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The Strap

To complete this beautiful watch we’ve added a new, very high quality black Hirsch & Sonning Vintage Watches ‘London’ alligator skin strap with steel aftermarket Rolex buckle.

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

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Service, Repair and Refurbishment

Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.

In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:

Watch Repairs

Watch Servicing

Watch Restoration

Case Refinishing

Case Repair and Complete Restoration

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The Conclusion

This is an extremely rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks far better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required. Please ring me if you have any questions: Chris 07917 100927

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